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

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... 

What Dental X-rays Does My Child Need? Are They Safe?

What Dental X-rays Does My Child Need? Are They Safe?

Last updated on June 6th, 2017 at 11:54 pmDental x-rays are necessary for determining the present status of a patient’s oral health, along with identifying a patient-specific treatment plan. A request for x-rays can depend on several different factors, including how much dental work has been previously done, the current condition of that dental work, dental hygiene, a patient’s age, a patient’s... 

Sleep Apnea and Snoring in Kids – When Should You Worry?

Sleep Apnea and Snoring in Kids – When Should You Worry?

Last updated on July 7th, 2017 at 12:50 amYou’re in the den watching the late news, your child is in bed and you hear snoring that seems louder and more interrupted than usual. What does it mean? Should you be concerned with snoring? Well that depends on whether it’s upper airway restriction and mostly just noise or worse, i.e.  sleep apnea. Here’s the problem. Small diameter tubes can get less... 

Are Thumb-sucking and Pacifiers Bad For My Child’s Teeth?

Are Thumb-sucking and Pacifiers Bad For My Child’s Teeth?

Last updated on March 7th, 2018 at 07:27 pmThumb-sucking and pacifiers have both been a natural source of comfort for children for decades. It’s an instinctual habit; sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or other objects often help babies relax, boosting their moods and leading to soothing sleeping patterns. However, as comforting as thumb-sucking may be, these habits can be detrimental to your...