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

Kids and Flouride: How Important is it…Really?

Kids and Flouride: How Important is it…Really?

Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally occurring in water and certain foods. On a daily basis we lose and gain minerals from the enamel layer on our teeth. These processes are known as demineralization or remineralization. Acids are formed in our mouths from sugar and bacteria which then attach to our tooth surface. There are minerals like fluoride or calcium that help to redeposit or remineralize... 

Dental Care During Your Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Dental Care During Your Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

We all know that what you eat during pregnancy affects the growth of your baby. Did you also know that what you eat affects the development of your baby’s teeth? Teeth begin to develop between the third and sixth month of pregnancy and what you eat or don’t eat while pregnant can have long lasting affects on your baby’s teeth. It is important to make sure you are getting the nutrients needed... 

Thumb Sucking or Pacifiers – What Can a Parent to Do?

Thumb Sucking or Pacifiers – What Can a Parent to Do?

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 11:48 amThe most popular argument, in the debate between thumb sucking and pacifiers, is that the pacifier can be taken away if the child seems to be developing a prolonged habit. While this point is valid, some children may develop a prolonged habit of thumb sucking after the pacifier is taken away anyway. Another argument is that the use of orthodontic pacifiers may... 

Childhood Teeth Grinding: How to Know

Childhood Teeth Grinding: How to Know

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 11:50 amWhen you watch your child sleep you see sweet dreams and peaceful slumber right? This sweet slumber is often disrupted by the sound of grinding or gnashing of teeth. Believe it or not, 3 out of every 10 children grind their teeth at night, also known as Bruxism. This is common in children especially under the age of 5 but fortunately most children will outgrow... 

All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth

All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 12:02 pmDid you know the decay from a baby tooth can affect your child’s adult teeth too? Taking care of your child’s teeth at a young age is what will help their permanent teeth develop correctly and come in healthy. Tooth decay in infants is most commonly seen in the upper front teeth. This type of decay is known as “baby bottle” tooth decay. It’s caused... 

Want to Know the Truth about Halloween Candy & Cavities?

Want to Know the Truth about Halloween Candy & Cavities?

Last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 02:24 amLet’s be realistic, as much as we try to limit our children’s in take of sugar and candy, Halloween is way too much fun to not participate. Plus, we get to reap the rewards as the parents of the children with the over size pillow case for a trick or treat bag! In all seriousness, candy is not the cause of cavities.. diet is! Every time a child puts...