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

Should You Worry If Your Child Grinds Their Teeth?

Should You Worry If Your Child Grinds Their Teeth?

Last updated on November 1st, 2017 at 12:55 pmTeeth 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... 

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

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

Last updated on September 18th, 2017 at 03:19 pmClass 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... 

How to Recognize If Your Child Has An Airway Problem

How to Recognize If Your Child Has An Airway Problem

Last updated on March 9th, 2018 at 10:17 amHave 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... 

Does My Child Really Need Dental Arch Expansion?

Does My Child Really Need Dental Arch Expansion?

Last updated on June 26th, 2017 at 11:03 amArch expansion, or the expansion of the upper jaw, is a form of orthodontic treatment often used to correct a narrow upper arch or crowded upper teeth. Expanding the upper jaw is a potential first step in early orthodontics – if your child’s smile is demonstrating a constructed maxillary arch, he or she will need orthopedic forces to expand the maxilla.... 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Easter Candy

The Do’s and Don’ts of Easter Candy

Last updated on May 21st, 2017 at 11:07 pmWe hope all of you had a wonderful Easter! Everybody knows Easter is a holiday filled with sweet, sweet treats. Easter candy is loaded with sugar, which is obviously not a great recipe toward managing your child’s oral health. Don’t let us fool you – our team loves our desserts – in moderation! Too much of a sugary treat can be detrimental to your... 

Your Teen and Invisalign: a Smile That Will Last a Lifetime

Your Teen and Invisalign: a Smile That Will Last a Lifetime

Last updated on June 5th, 2017 at 12:42 amBetween juggling classes, hormones and extracurricular activities, your teen doesn’t have time to worry about straightening his or her smile. When it comes to wearing metal braces, an overwhelming 92% of teenagers feel orthodontic treatment would prevent them from fitting in with their peers. We understand metal braces may not be an option your teen is willing...