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

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,... 

Pediatric vs. General Dentistry: Is There a Difference?

Pediatric vs. General Dentistry: Is There a Difference?

The choice between pediatric dentistry and general dentistry is a dilemma parents have been facing for years. So, what are the benefits of a pediatric dentist, rather than a general dentist? The main difference between a pediatric dentist and general dentist is education. General dentists must complete at least three or more years of undergraduate education, plus four more years of dental school. On... 

Can Breastfeeding Your Child Affect His or Her Dental Health?

Can Breastfeeding Your Child Affect His or Her Dental Health?

The answer is yes! Not only does breastfeeding help your baby’s fragile body fight disease and lower health risks, but it also has a significant impact on his or her oral health and development. According to a June 2015 study conducted by Pediatrics, babies who exclusively breastfed for at least six months were actually 72% less likely to suffer from crooked teeth, including open bites, crossbites...