Pediatric Dentistry: Your Child’s first Dental Visit

young child enjoying her pediatric dentistry visitAccording to the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), children should have an initial dental visit after they develop their first tooth or before their first birthday. This initial visit is quick, painless, and stress free for you and your little one. At White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer our littlest patients oral health care that grows with their smiles beginning with these early childhood dental wellness checks.
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Children’s Orthodontics: What you need to Know

Young girl perfecting her smile with children's orthodonticsOver the past several decades, dentistry and general healthcare have undertaken a shift in priority. In the past, dentists and physicians emphasized treating problems after they occurred, but today, the focus is on preventive care to maintain optimal oral and whole body health. Years of research, training, and experience have shown it’s easier to stop a problem from happening than it is to correct damage after the fact. It’s no surprise that orthodontists have come to the same conclusion. For this reason, more young people than ever are receiving early orthodontic intervention to allow permanent teeth to develop in ideal alignment rather than shifting already developed smiles.
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Lessons Learned from my Dental Mission Trip to Jamaica with 1000 Smiles & Great Shape

dr. amaro on her dental mission tripWhen I was approached by my lawyer, Michael Carabash at DMC Law, to go on a mission trip to Jamaica I was absolutely thrilled. I have always wanted to get involved in a charity dental organization but never knew where to start. Now I had the opportunity to give back and travel to a beautiful place at the same time.

Before getting to Jamaica there was quite some planning involved. Our group had to send over supplies and tooth brushes ahead so that we would have that ready for when we arrived. I had a lot of help from our supplier Patterson Dental, who donated anesthetic, needles, masks and gloves, to name a few.  Over 200 toothbrushes were also sent down on behalf of White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
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Prevent Gum Disease: Choose a Toothpaste That Works for You

smiley tubes of toothpasteThe variety of products available to consumers has drastically increased over the past couple of decades. Unfortunately, that increase in choice hasn’t made our ability to choose any easier. This increase in variety has certainly extended to oral healthcare products, and toothpaste is a classic example. Grocery stores and pharmacies stock countless options: mint, cinnamon, whitening, fluoride, sensitive, extra-sensitive, extra-extra-sensitive… how do we decide? The choice you make does matter, but it’s really not that difficult. Read below to find out what type of toothpaste is best for your unique mouth.
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