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Posted November 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Ages & Stages: Kids & Oral Hygiene

Very few opinions are universally shared, but we’re willing to bet on one: the best dental checkups are the ones where Dr. Michelle Kucera says the beautiful words: “No cavities!” At-home oral hygiene routines are the most effective tool people of any age have to keep their teeth healthy, but when it comes to pediatric […]

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Posted October 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Lidocaine is Not for Kids

Oral viscous lidocaine is to treat pain relief from mouth irritation in adults as a result of chemotherapy and other medical procedures. In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to caregivers that this type of lidocaine should not be used to treat teething pain in infants and young kids, warning […]

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Posted October 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

A Dental First Aid Kit for Kids

Most homes have a standard first-aid kit—and with the demanding schedules of the average American family today, it’s smart to keep one in your vehicle, too. Whether at home or away from home, active kids like to run, play, climb, and jump off things—and sometimes emergency dental injuries follow. Dr. Michelle Kucera thinks it’s a […]

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Posted September 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Keys to Successful Dental Visits for Kids

There are very few people in the world who would choose going to the dentist as their favorite thing to do, and kids are no exception. Here are a few tips to help ensure a more successful dental visit for your child: Encourage age-appropriate daily oral hygiene routines at home. The best checkups are the […]

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Posted August 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Can My Child’s Asthma Affect Their Dental Health?

Did you know more than 26 million Americans have asthma, and it’s the leading chronic disease in children? As dental health professionals that understand how deeply your oral and overall health rely on one another and want both to be optimal for your child, we feel it’s important to talk about how asthma might affect […]

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Posted July 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Kids, Candy & Dental Health

Holidays like Halloween, Christmas, and Easter bring extra candy and homemade goodies along with them. Sadly, the bacteria in your child’s mouth are always ready to start producing the acid that contributes to cavities—but candy still can be enjoyed in moderation! Lincoln and Grass Valley, CA dentist, Dr. Michelle Kucera has the skinny on some […]

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Posted July 15, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Can Children Get Receding Gums?

Receding gums (also known as gingival recession in the field of dentistry) are not uncommon in adults ages 40 and older, but children can also experience this progressive loss of gum tissue as young as age 7.  Left untreated, gum recession can expose tooth roots and lead to pain and sensitivity. While causes of gum […]

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