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We are thrilled to introduce Selena Lucia Vako! Our dental assistant, Silvana, delivered a healthy baby girl on June 23rd. Mom & baby are doing well.
Bethany graduated from the dental hygiene program at St. Clair college in Windsor, Ontario in 2010. She later went on to pursue her Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2015. Bethany enjoys working with people of all ages and helping them achieve a healthy smile. In her spare time Bethany enjoys traveling the world with her sister, playing the piano, and participating in church activities.
Bethany works full time at the periodontist office that we refer to. She will be working with us Wednesdays from 4-7pm to accomodate more patients that need late appointment times.
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Just a reminder Dr. Bedi, our orthodontist, is here on Wednesdays. If you know anyone in need of orthodontic services please send them our way. For any patient that you refer who commits to treatment, we will say thanks to you with a $50 gas card!!
Oral Care For Ages 14-21
Our final stage of oral healthcare for our children. By 14yr most kids have 28 permanent teeth. These children/young adults are becoming more independent in every aspect of their lives. This includes being more in control of their diets and oral hygiene. We recommend having ongoing conversations about nutrition and the consequences of poor choices. Many schools offer snack/pop machines on campus. Encourage your children to make healthy choices for their body & teeth. Remind them to avoid sticky/sugary foods, and sugary/acidic drinks. Arm them with the proper oral health care aids. We are told often by our young patients that they don't have floss and fluoride rinses at home. Giving them the proper tools increases the odds they will use them!
As your children grow, they may be growing in their physical fitness and becoming more active in sports. Sugary sports drinks are highly advertised towards athletes. When they decide to use these, please have them drink them in a short period of time followed by water. Constant sipping throughout the day causes cavities and sensitivity. Also make sure these young adults are wearing mouth-guards to protect their teeth and jaw bone. Every athlete that participates in contact sports should wear one. These can easily be purchased at a drug store or made custom fit at our office.
We need to take a panoramic xray between 16 and 18years old. This xray will allow us to see their 3rd molars (wisdom teeth). Most patients do not have enough room for these teeth to fully erupt. If we allow them to remain unerupted or only partially erupted they may develop infection which often results in damage or loss of their 2nd molars as well. Also these 3rd molars often put more pressure on the other teeth causing sensitivity and rotations.
As your child goes off to college, encourage them to continue their oral care routine! It's nice to pack them a hygiene care package including a toothbrush (ideally an electric one), toothpaste, floss/proxybrush/waterpik, and fluoride rinse. Have them schedule their dental appointments in advance. Summer vacation and school break schedules fill up fast!