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Should primary teeth always be “treated”

Posted on: January 17, 2018Posted by: drhirsch

Its over 50 years of US dentists/pediatric dentists telling American parents they need their children’s teeth filled when they present with cavities. This treatment has become the standard of what we all believe is the only correct care and this is not the case. This article written by the brightest  researchers/clinicians is a must read … Continue reading Should primary teeth always be “treated”

Why we are better…

Posted on: January 2, 2018Posted by: drhirsch

We are better because we are reading the modern dental literature that says to do less to children’s teeth not more. We are better because we see things through the child’s eyes. We are better because we tailor our programs to making children feel safe and comfortable in our office, not fearful and resentful. We … Continue reading Why we are better…

Here is what SDF looks like…

Posted on: December 14, 2017Posted by: drhirsch

Im often asked by parents “how bad is the black?” or “how bad will it look?” I can only say that as a dentist who believes that cosmetics are important but not as important as health itself, that the black should be of no concern, as an aside we don’t place SDF on front teeth … Continue reading Here is what SDF looks like…

Why treat cavities in children?

Posted on: November 27, 2017Posted by: drhirsch

I am asked this question nearly every day. Primary teeth are important is the first answer I routinely provide. Without teeth its hard to eat food, so its paramount that children have healthy teeth. Often cavities don’t hurt the child unless decay has progressed into the nerve of the tooth. I believe its important to … Continue reading Why treat cavities in children?