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

When Should Kids Get Their First Orthodontic Evaluation?

When Should Kids Get Their First Orthodontic Evaluation?

Pediatric dentists play a key role in monitoring the health and development of your child’s smile. One of the most significant aspects of orofacial development is how your child’s teeth bite (occlude) together. Both orthodontic experts and pediatric dentists recommend that all children have an orthodontic evaluation by the time they reach age 7. At this point in development, your child most likely... 

FAQ You Need to Know About Dental Sealants For Your Child

FAQ You Need to Know About Dental Sealants For Your Child

If you’ve brought your child into the dentist’s office for a checkup lately, you might have heard them talk about dental sealants. Sealants are a protective coating that we place on permanent molars after they erupt, to reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay. Because they cover the deep grooves and crevices of hard-to-clean areas, sealants help children get through the early formative years... 

When Will My Kids See Their Grown-up Smile?

When Will My Kids See Their Grown-up Smile?

When your child is born, he or she has two sets of teeth in the jaw bone.  These teeth started developing early on during gestation, and they continue to form until they’re ready to erupt through the gums and into the mouth. Your infant will typically start cutting teeth around the age of 6 months to 1 year of age.  This first set of teeth is called primary teeth, baby teeth, or even milk teeth. ... 

How Important is it to Treat Your Child’s Tooth Decay?

How Important is it to Treat Your Child’s Tooth Decay?

As parents, it’s natural to wonder why a child needs to have a cavity filled, especially if it’s in a baby tooth. “Won’t that tooth eventually fall out?” you ask. Yes, it will. But there are some very important reasons why your family or pediatric dentist will want to preserve that primary tooth for as long as possible.Spread of Infection to Other Teeth Baby teeth decay very rapidly. A... 

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...