A Treatment to Cover White Spots

Many patients have white spots on their front teeth from hypocalcification during tooth development, fluorosis, or even early cavity lesions.  One great option to reduce the appearance of these white lesions is to use a technique called Resin Infiltration, which may eliminate the need for drilling and more extensive treatments like placing a filling or veneer over the tooth.  Treatment usually includes whitening the teeth first, then the teeth are pumiced and etched prior to applying the resin.  The resin is cured and the white lesions will continue to blend over time.   (Some deep lesions may need to be treated more than once.) For further reading, check out this article: <https://www.oralhealthgroup.com/features/white-lesion-eradication-using-resin-infiltration/>

Check out the Before and After photos from the Icon manufacturer's website:

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How to properly floss

This first video describes flossing basics, and the second video has a great tip for finger placement (at the end of the video) so that you can more easily incorporate flossing into your daily routine.

<https://youtu.be/aTWyx0iI01o>   <https://youtu.be/SRivxlG8Bmc>

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How to prepare your child for his first dental visit

Parents and caregivers, this video has some great tips about how to prepare your child for their first dental visit.  At Harbor Country Dental, we strive to make all visits pleasant and non-stressful for you and your child.  You'll have the best chance of introducing the dental office in a positive light if you take your child to preventative visits rather than wait for a problem to arise. -Hillary V. Knight, DDS

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Age 1 Dental Visit

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, AAPD, recommends finding a dental home for your child by 12 months of age.  This first dental visit is quick and fun and introduces your child to the dental team who will be helping care for your child's smile throughout their lifetime.  We typically perform an exam with the child on the parent's lap (see photo below) and look for teeth eruption patterns and check for cavities.  Flouride varnish is applied to keep the enamel of growing teeth strong.  And moms, dads, and other caregivers have a chance to ask questions and learn what they can do to help their child have the healthiest smile.

 Baby Michael's first dental exam

Baby Michael's first dental exam

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