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labial frenectomy
Feb 24, 2020, 10:00 AM
A frenectomy is an oral procedure during which a frenum in the mouth is altered or removed with a laser. A frenum is an attachment between two soft tissues in the mouth, including the cheeks, lips, and gums. The two types of…
girl with orthodontic headgear
Feb 10, 2020, 9:49 PM
Headgear is any type of orthodontic appliance that may strap around the head in order to exert additional pressure onto the teeth. Not everyone who undergoes orthodontic treatment will end up needing headgear, but it is an…
young teen girl smiling
Jan 27, 2020, 8:32 PM
Lingual braces are a lesser-known orthodontic option and can be much more practical and subtle than traditional metal braces. Lingual braces are placed on the back of the teeth instead of on the front, but there are other…
Family smiling
Jan 13, 2020, 10:10 AM
Mouthwash is a very important part of anyone’s at-home oral hygiene routine. Mouthwash kills the germs that cause gingivitis, dental cavities, and plaque buildup. In addition to cleaning the mouth, mouthwash also freshens the…
Child receiving a dose of cough syrup
Dec 23, 2019, 11:40 PM
Now that the chillier winter weather is here, parents are bracing themselves for the cold season! Schools, preschools, daycares, and even playgrounds are all breeding places for the germs that kids are all too happy to share!…
Little child with Santa hat
Dec 18, 2019, 12:36 AM
Even though your kids have likely already made their holiday wish lists known for weeks, the gift of good oral health probably isn’t on that list! As a parent, you know that, while it’s great for kids to get gifts they want,…
Young girl taking a selfie
Nov 27, 2019, 4:31 PM
The most common childhood disease is tooth decay, and the CDC has discovered that around 20% of childhood cavities aren’t even treated. This is a scary statistic and it saddens all of us here at Little Smiles of Delaware.…
Child looking longingly out a window
Nov 13, 2019, 9:01 PM
According to a study in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, kids who grow up in dysfunctional households are more likely to experience dental cavities, tooth decay, and other dental disease. Additionally, children who…
Mother and daughter brushing teeth
Nov 1, 2019, 12:53 AM
Up to 45% of children have had dental cavities in their baby teeth. This means that well-meaning parents may actually be making mistakes that are harming their child’s teeth. Many parents may not even be aware that they’re…
Kids playing football
Oct 22, 2019, 12:44 AM
During sports months, we encourage children to be outdoors and active! Team and contact sports like basketball, soccer, wrestling, and baseball can be great for exercise and team-building, but they can also be potentially…