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

How to Protect Your Child’s Teeth From Valentine’s Day Candy

How to Protect Your Child’s Teeth From Valentine’s Day Candy

Like anything that we consider “unhealthy” — French fries, soda, or ice-cream — moderation is key. It’s the same when it comes to Valentine’s Day candy for your child. Although baby teeth develop cavities at a far faster rate than adult teeth do, it’s ok for your child to enjoy a small amount of sugar every now and then. The key is to limit how much and how often the holiday messenger... 

Is It Safe for My Child to Whiten Their Teeth? How?

Is It Safe for My Child to Whiten Their Teeth? How?

As your child’s smile begins to blossom into his or her permanent grin, you may notice that his or her baby teeth are significantly whiter and brighter than his or her secondary teeth. This is completely normal! Primary teeth tend to naturally appear whiter, which tends to worry some parents. These concerns lead to the question, “Is my child old enough for teeth whitening?” Many dental professionals... 

Do-It-Yourself Braces: Just Say No and Save Your Child’s Smile

Do-It-Yourself Braces: Just Say No and Save Your Child’s Smile

As Do-It-Yourself (DIY) crafts and projects are climbing in popularity among teens, the trend has surprisingly migrated into the field of orthodontics. Believe it or not, teenagers across the United States are taking their smile into their own hands. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, almost 13% of dentists are seeing patients who have tried DIY teeth straightening – most of... 

Should You Worry If Your Child Grinds Their Teeth?

Should You Worry If Your Child Grinds Their Teeth?

Teeth grinding, formally known as bruxism, is more common in children than most parents realize. Bruxism involves grinding, clenching, or gnashing of the teeth during the night, often leading to headaches, earaches, facial pain, jaw problems, and tooth damage. Two out of every ten children experience bruxism sometime in their lives. Although bruxism does not have a clear cause, bruxism in children... 

How to Deal with Your Child’s Class II, Division 2 Bite

How to Deal with Your Child’s Class II, Division 2 Bite

Class II, Division 2 Malocclusion occurs when your child’s upper anterior teeth are tilted back toward his or her mouth, causing the lower jaw to be pushed back in a retruded positon. While many patients suffer from Class II, Division 2 Malocclusion, these cases are easily treatable! Once your child’s smile has been classified as Class II, Division 2 Malocclusion, treatment is considered if the... 

How to Recognize If Your Child Has An Airway Problem

How to Recognize If Your Child Has An Airway Problem

Have you noticed any unnatural or worrisome behavior in your child’s sleeping patterns? For example, does your child snore, even as an infant? Does your child gasp for air, appear to choke, or thrash around in his or her sleep? If so, you may want to have your child’s airway development evaluated. We all know proper breathing habits are essential to our children’s health, development, and intellectual...