1425 NE Franklin Ave,
Bremerton, WA 98311
Phone: (360) 377-3844
Fax: (360) 377-2148
Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Port Orchard Office
1931 Pottery Ave,
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 876-9507
Tues, Thurs & Fri: 8:00am to 4:00pm
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Systemic Fluoride: Times are a changing.
Published: Spring 2013
It is surprising that one little ion can generate so much press, both scientific and non-scientific. Go ahead and Google "fluoride" then sit back for a month’s worth of uninterrupted reading pleasure, both pro and con. Read more in the PDF link below:
Prevention is the Best Dental Medicine.
Published: Fall 2012
The stores are full of products claiming to prevent, restore, dislodge or repair all types of dental issues. Both providers and patients face a bewildering amount of information (marketing) to entice one to recommend or use these products. Read more in the PDF link below:
Behavior Management: You Get More Bees with Honey than with Vinegar.
Published: Spring 2012
There has been a growing shift in behavior management technique away from the intrusive to a more hands-off approach in providing dental care to pediatric patients. Read more in the PDF link below:
The infant exam: A little information can go a long way.
Published: Summer 2011
Many parents don't know the recommended age their child should have a first visit to the dentist. Read more in the PDF link below:
Supernumerary teeth: What do you do with the extra ones?
Published: Spring 2011
As a patient ages, a previously undetected extra tooth could become detectable and are frequently identified on a routine panoramic film. Read more in the PDF link below:
Primary tooth pulp involvement: Extraction is the last choice.
Published: Winter 2010
There is a large pool of approaches for addressing a distressed pulp in a primary tooth. A provider’s training, clinical experience and scientific literature help mold one’s treatment choices when considering options for pulp therapy. Read more in the PDF link below:
Pediatric Dental Trauma: A Sign That Summer Has Arrived!
Published: Summer 2009
Incidence of trauma to primary teeth seems to spike as weather allows for more outside activities. A streak of warm temperature always brings a string of emergency phone calls or visits to the office. There are some big differences between the permanent and primary tooth trauma algorithms on how these type of injuries are managed. Read more in the PDF link below:
The Pediatric Dental Space Maintainer: Delayed gratification by any other name
Maintaining dental space can be a long term proposition for a pediatric patient. As an example, a 5 year old who loses a first primary molar could need a band and loop in place for5 years. In our experience, space maintainers are easily tolerated, hold up well over time and provide a great service for the patient...
Can you name one thing almost everyone reading this note have in common?
Answer: A history of a herpes simplex infection. We in pediatric dentistry see the age group most commonly associated with a primary herpetic infection. However, anyone who sees children has run across this malady. The typical patient for a primary infection is young, around 3 years old.