About Bill Williams

I am a family dentist who treats children as well as adults. Making smiles people love, extreme makeovers and complex dental reconstruction is our niche including implants, TMJ, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. As a participant in the blog, I will be offering dental perspectives on pediatric safety and health care options on a regular basis. I can be reached at www.suwaneedental.com. Blessings to all! Dr Williams is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Bill

The Do’s and Don’ts of Easter Candy

The Do’s and Don’ts of Easter Candy

We hope all of you had a wonderful Easter! Everybody knows Easter is a holiday filled with sweet, sweet treats. Easter candy is loaded with sugar, which is obviously not a great recipe toward managing your child’s oral health. Don’t let us fool you – our team loves our desserts – in moderation! Too much of a sugary treat can be detrimental to your little one’s teeth. As your child digs through... 

Your Teen and Invisalign: a Smile That Will Last a Lifetime

Your Teen and Invisalign: a Smile That Will Last a Lifetime

Between juggling classes, hormones and extracurricular activities, your teen doesn’t have time to worry about straightening his or her smile. When it comes to wearing metal braces, an overwhelming 92% of teenagers feel orthodontic treatment would prevent them from fitting in with their peers. We understand metal braces may not be an option your teen is willing to consider right now – and younger... 

What Dental X-rays Does My Child Need? Are They Safe?

What Dental X-rays Does My Child Need? Are They Safe?

Dental x-rays are necessary for determining the present status of a patient’s oral health, along with identifying a patient-specific treatment plan. A request for x-rays can depend on several different factors, including how much dental work has been previously done, the current condition of that dental work, dental hygiene, a patient’s age, a patient’s risk for disease, and any signs or symptoms... 

Sleep Apnea and Snoring in Kids – When Should You Worry?

Sleep Apnea and Snoring in Kids – When Should You Worry?

You’re in the den watching the late news, your child is in bed and you hear snoring that seems louder and more interrupted than usual. What does it mean? Should you be concerned with snoring? Well that depends on whether it’s upper airway restriction and mostly just noise or worse, i.e.  sleep apnea. Here’s the problem. Small diameter tubes can get less air through them than large tubes. That... 

Are Thumb-sucking and Pacifiers Bad For My Child’s Teeth?

Are Thumb-sucking and Pacifiers Bad For My Child’s Teeth?

Thumb-sucking and pacifiers have both been a natural source of comfort for children for decades. It’s an instinctual habit; sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or other objects often help babies relax, boosting their moods and leading to soothing sleeping patterns. However, as comforting as thumb-sucking may be, these habits can be detrimental to your child’s oral health. The intensity of the... 

Be Wise about Your Teen’s Wisdom Teeth

Be Wise about Your Teen’s Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars, normally push through the gums between ages 17 to 25. The nickname “wisdom teeth” dates all the way back to the 17th century, implying a person may not be truly wise until he or she receives third molars. These are the last teeth to erupt through the gums for adults. Have your wisdom teeth already arrived? Here are some symptoms to watch for: Red,...