San Ramon Cosmetic Dentistry Blog | Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S.

San Ramon, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and Dublin, CA

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My child is out braces, now what?

It's probably been a long road between phase I and phase II orthodontics, monthly visits to the orthodontist and now your child is in retainers to keep the alignment straight. Once your child's braces are removed having a dental cleaning is important to make sure all orthodontic cement has been removed and the health of the gum tissues can be checked. Lets be honest, brushing and flossing with braces on is not easy. Once everything has been cleaned up, this allows the dentist to evaluate the outcome of your child's case.

Sometimes a gingivectomy is recommended for those who have had some gum over growth especially on the upper front teeth. This is done with a laser and its simply removing any unhealthy gum tissue. The procedure is quick and easy and can make a nice looking orthodontic case look fantastic.

Depending on your child's age, once braces come off one simple touch up that can be done to improve the look of your child's overall smile is to have them whiten their teeth. There are different methods of getting your child's teeth whiter after braces. For the different methods available, contact Dr. Sean Anderson's office so together we can figure out the right whitening system for your child.

posted by Admin at 9:58 AM

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pediatric Dentistry

With so much time running from doctor to doctor does it make sense to include another provider to an already hectic schedule? Meaning does your child really need the care of a pediatric dentist?

Pediatric Dentists are wonderful for children who need extra special care. If your child is nervous or has anxiety over dental appointments including routine cleanings or has severe generalized decay that they may need to be placed to sleep during the procedure, then a pediatric dentist may be type of dentist for your child. IF your child has been to the dentist with you during your routine check ups and sees how non-traumatic an appointment can be and your child is comfortable at your family dental office, there is usually no need for a pediatric dentist.

posted by Admin at 9:56 AM


Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S
Neuromuscular & Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry

1501 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite G
San Ramon, CA 94583

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