Dental Debt Can Affect Treatment Decisions

After speaking to the CSU Pre-Dental Club in Fort Collins on pediatric dentistry, I began mentoring pre-dental students through Big Grins. It’s great fun because those students are so eager to learn. One thing I learned is the staggering debt these students accumulate! Dental school now ranges in cost from $280,000 to over $400,000, and… Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to Preventive Resins (AKA Sealants)

Preventive Resin Restoration (PRR) is a term used to describe a composite filling material placed into the deep groove on the top side of a tooth to prevent cavities from forming in the groove. Preventive Resin Resotrations are often referred to as Sealants but differ in two significant ways. The first is the tooth grove… Read more »

When do I take my kid to the Dentist?

Posted on August 15, 2014 When do I take my kid to the Dentist? Since 2003 both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry have recommended a child see a dentist by the age of one. Wow, that seems early, or does it? The average child will see his or… Read more »

How early should a kid get braces?

Posted on August 15, 2014 What every parent should be asking: How early should a kid get braces? Hi, my name is Greg Evans, I am a (board certified) pediatric dentist practicing in Fort Collins Colorado. The question you asked is a very good one and one every parent and dentist should ask. Surprisingly, many… Read more »

What’s In A Toothpaste?

Posted on August 15, 2014 What’s in a Toothpaste? We have to remember in selecting a toothpaste that the marketing and selling of toothpaste in a billion dollar industry and is heavily influenced by advertisement. We have also seen a recent trend in that new toothpastes are not bothering any longer with the American Dental… Read more »

What Can I Do About Teething Pain?

Posted on August 15, 2014 What can I do about Teething pain? Hi, my name is Greg Evans, I am a (board certified) pediatric dentist practicing in Fort Collins Colorado. The question you asked is a very good one and one I answer frequently. Surprisingly, many professionals dental and medical don’t have the correct answer… Read more »

Ulcers, Cold Sores and Bumps

Posted on August 15, 2014 Ulcers, Cold Sores, and Bumps Oral pathology was a subject I loved in dental school, so abstract, so much to remember. I don’t like it so much now; now it happens to real people. For my patient population, I can thankfully say that almost everything I see falls into the… Read more »

Nitrous Oxide (Goofy Gas)

Posted on August 15, 2014 Spring in Fort Collins means we will soon welcome another class of Dental Assistants to our profession from Front Range Community College. As I prepare the Nitrous Oxide Certification course, I thought parents may be interested in gaining a good understanding of the drug and its use in children’s dentistry…. Read more »

Mouthwash for children; benefit or snake oil?

Posted on August 15, 2014 Mouthwash for children; benefit or snake oil? The foundation of any oral health program is going to have to center on the regular and frequent removal of plaque. There is simply no substitute for brushing teeth to physically remove the bacterial and acidic plaque for your kids. But in the… Read more »

Choosing Your Child’s Dentist

Posted on August 15, 2014 How should I choose my child’s Dentist? In this high tech era, one thing hasn’t changed. You still have to visit the dentist for treatment. As far as I know, no one has perfected the home version. And, the best dental treatment of all is preventive treatment. A pediatric dentist… Read more »