Archive for June, 2013

Dreaming of Teeth – What Does It Mean?

SleepingChildYoung or old, most people have had dreams about their teeth – when it comes to recurring dreams, those related to teeth are among the most common. Unfortunately, dreams about teeth are typically on the nightmarish side, with themes like falling teeth, broken teeth, crowded teeth, and missing teeth among the variety jolting us awake.

Many, many interpretations of teeth-related dreams are out there. Keeping in mind that dream analysis is highly subjective, here are some explanations and accompanying advice we’ve collected from a handful of dream experts: (more…)

June 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm 1 comment

How to Remove a Very Loose Tooth

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When your child’s tooth literally hangs by a thread, you may be tempted to test out the notorious “string on a doorknob” method. Rest assured there are less intimidating, not to mention safer methods to remove a very loose tooth at home.

The first and simplest is to wait it out. A dangling tooth can be a big distraction while talking and eating. With a little time, however, the remaining connective tissue will give way on its own. In the meanwhile, encourage your little one to eat without worrying. Biting on food often does the trick – without any pain.

For a loose tooth that needs a bit more convincing, wiggling it around won’t hurt. In fact, the dentist encourages it! Having your child fiddle with her loose tooth throughout the day will help make the tooth even looser, and before too long, detach altogether. (more…)

June 17, 2013 at 11:42 pm Leave a comment

APD’s Core Values Extend to Oakland’s Pill Hill

OaklandOfficeAlameda Pediatric Dentistry’s new office location in Pill Hill situates the practice in the heart of the Oakland hospital area. Among many other health professionals, you can bet that Alameda Pediatric Dentistry will stand out in creating a fun and comfortable experience for our patients and their families.

IMG_1155We’ve already established our famous “hometown” vibe in the Pleasanton area, where we opened a satellite office in 2008, and extending our services to our Oakland neighbors just made sense.

“There are a lot of children in Oakland and we felt there was an opportunity to utilize our strengths of providing excellent dental care in a safe and caring environment,” says Alameda Pediatric Dentistry’s Dr. Sharine Thenard. “We would also be able to offer these children various modalities of getting dental treatment done (such as with nitrous oxide or oral sedation) in addition to oral surgery services, if necessary.” (more…)

June 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment


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