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Posted March 22, 2014 / Blog, Dental Health, Events in the News, General Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

How Safe is General Anesthesia During Dental Procedures on Young Children?

How safe is general anesthesia in dental procedures for children? When three-year-old Finley Boyle’s parents took her to the dentist last December, they expected to be returning home with her later that day – a bit tired and in some discomfort perhaps, but alive and well. According to court documents, Finley was undergoing four root […]

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Posted February 18, 2014 / Blog, Dental Health, Tobacco
Dr. Michelle Kucera

E-Cigarettes and Your Oral Health

Are E-Cigarettes safer for your oral health than conventional tobacco cigarettes?   Since they arrived on the market in 2007, E-Cigarettes have risen in popularity. The dangers of e-cigarettes to your teeth and gums have only recently come to light. Many smokers, finding themselves ostracized by everyone except other smokers, consider this a viable option. […]

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Posted January 21, 2014 / Blog, Dental Health, Tobacco
Dr. Michelle Kucera

How ‘Safe’ is Smokeless Tobacco?

Smokeless Tobacco, also known as Chewing Tobacco, comes in a couple of different forms.  Leaves formed into a brick, or twist, is sold as ‘Chewing Tobacco’.  A finer, ground version is often referred to as ‘Snuff’. What are the many risks of using chewing tobacco? Do you think that because it isn’t lit or inhaled […]

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Posted December 10, 2013 / Blog, Fun Topics
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Winter Solstice and Holiday Celebrations in History

In our home town, we celebrate the Holidays with many traditions. Some cultural, some based in religion, most celebrating the love of family and home. Holiday celebrations in history and winter solstice have been tied together for centuries. Many of us dream of a roaring fire, the intoxicating scent of pine and cookies in the […]

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Posted October 23, 2013 / Blog, Dental Health, Events in the News
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Your Child’s Oral Health and the Affordable Care Act

How Will the Affordable Care Act effect my child’s dental coverage? Dental benefits for kids under the Affordable Care Act explained. Parents understandably have questions about the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and their children’s oral health.  We are often asked ‘Will my child have coverage for her dental needs?’ Under the Federal […]

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Posted September 18, 2013 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Procedures
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Are Dental X-Rays Safe for My Child?

Dental radiographs, or x-rays, are sometimes recommended by your child’s Pediatric Dentist. As a parent, you naturally have concerns about exposing your child to radiation.  Are dental x-rays safe for my child? Are they even necessary for children?  Here are some clear answers for parents: Is it really necessary for my child to have a dental x-ray? […]

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Posted August 16, 2013 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Procedures
Dr. Michelle Kucera

How Do X-Rays Work? Are There Different Types of X-Rays Used For My Child’s Teeth?

How dental x-rays work.  X-Rays are beams of ionizing radiation.  They are invisible.  Ionizing radiation contains particles that carry sufficient kinetic energy to release an electron from an atom or molecule, thus converting it to an ion. Ionizing radiation exists all around us; we absorb the radiation equivalent to 4 dental bite-wing x-rays in slightly […]

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Posted June 26, 2013 / Blog, Dental Health, General Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Does Your Toddler Seem To Have A Thumb or Pacifier Permanently Stuck In Her Mouth?

Babies nearly all love their pacifier or their thumb – or both!  The sucking reflex itself is instinctive.  Babies would quickly starve and perish if they didn’t possess this strong instinct. Will thumb sucking affect my child’s teeth? Via ultrasound, babies have been observed sucking their thumb at about 28 weeks in utero.  Thumb sucking is […]

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