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

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

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

The 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 lessen the chance of dental problems.... 

Childhood Teeth Grinding: How to Know

Childhood Teeth Grinding: How to Know

When 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 this bad habit. Although it is not known... 

All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth

All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth

Did 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 from lengthy exposure of their teeth to... 

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... 

Prevent Childhood Tooth Decay with Dental Sealants

Prevent Childhood Tooth Decay with Dental Sealants

Last updated on October 14th, 2019 at 10:29 amCavities are a common problem for children that can begin at an early age. Approximately one fifth of kids ages 2-4 and over fifty percent of eight year old children are affected. Dental sealants can help! Sealants are a thin plastic covering placed on the grooves of the posterior chewing teeth or molars. Sealants prevent decay on the chewing surfaces by... 

Worried About Letting Your Kids Get Dental X-rays?

Worried About Letting Your Kids Get Dental X-rays?

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:46 pmLet us help calm your fears! We are concerned about radiation too, so we want you to have the facts you need to make an educated decision when it comes to your children. We want you to know the truth about dental x-rays. Just to break it down for you, below is chart of the radiation doses you receive from different x-rays. An annual maximum occupational...