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Dental Health

Posted March 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Special Needs Dentistry: Everyone Deserves a Healthy Smile!

The Americans with Disabilities Act defines disability as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.” (Specific examples of major life activities addressed by the ADA include functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing and learning.) Disabilities may be congenital (present […]

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Posted December 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Teens & Prescription Opioid Use

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 40 Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses every day. As the opioid crisis grows, so does our expanded public knowledge—such as the realization that addiction to this family of drugs often begins with an innocent prescription. Many teens first experience opioids when a […]

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Posted September 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health, Tobacco
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Teens & Tobacco: Know the Risks

Today, Grass Valley and Lincoln pediatric dentist Dr. Michelle Kucera wants to give teens the bottom line about tobacco use: there is no such thing as a “safe” or “safer” tobacco product. Every tobacco product contains nicotine in varying amounts—and not only is nicotine addictive, but it can also harm the brain. (Many people don’t […]

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Posted July 27, 2018 / Blog, Dental Health, School-related Topics
Dr. Michelle Kucera

No Tradesies: Packing Mouth-Healthy Lunches for Kiddos

Breakfast is always being touted as the most important meal of the day—and for good reason! It’s important for Lincoln and Grass Valley families to kickstart their day with nutrients that will help them power through school, work, socializing, sports, homework… does anyone else feel exhausted just thinking about it all? The right foods in […]

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Posted December 4, 2017 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

My Child’s Dentist is Recommending a Frenectomy

If your child’s Pediatrician or Pediatric Dentist has recommended a Frenectomy it’s likely you want more information so you can make an educated decision about his or her care.

Let’s explore Frenectomies – what they are, the reason they can be necessary, the types which may be recommended, and the risks involved.

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Posted September 6, 2016 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Can One Drop of Silver Diamine Fluoride Stop a Cavity?

Your child has a cavity. Is the dental drill a foregone conclusion? Not necessarily. Silver Diamine Fluoride, sold under the brand name Advantage Arrest™ manufactured by Elevate Oral Care, does a great job of arresting dental caries. History Silver Diamine Fluoride (referred to as SDF) is an antimicrobial liquid which has been proven effective in […]

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