April 16th, 2017
Sleep Apnea. Is my child at risk?
During the first initial visit, parents expect Dr. Kamali and I to inform them whether their child has cavities, and whether their child is at a higher risk to develop cavities. What parents are quite surprised about is when we start asking questions about how well their child sleeps?Read more
July 1st, 2016
Understanding Mouth Guards
The Fourth of July holiday is a time for celebration and spending time with family and friends. I want to first wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day holiday. Celebration and fun is almost always associated with the Fourth of July. It is also important to incorporate safety when celebrating with fireworks. Injuries can be prevented if safety is considered while handling fireworks. There are minor and major injuries that can occur during the holiday period. In the spirit of safety during the holiday weekend, I want to take some time to help you understand the importance of mouth guards.Read more
June 1st, 2016
Nature vs. Nurture: Dental Problems Parents Pass Down To Children
Parents, in particular, want to know: does DNA predetermine dental health? It's the classic nature vs. nurture question that dentists get asked often, but the answer doesn't simply boil down to one or the other. The scary truth is that many dental problems are indeed "inherited"–but not from genetics alone! Harmful habits that run in the family can also play a huge role in the health of your child's smile. Find out which oral issues you could be passing down, and what you can do about them.Read more
May 1st, 2016
Straight Talk: The Best Time for Braces
Is your child starting to lose baby teeth? If so, you might want to shift your focus from playing the tooth fairy to researching orthodontists.
Scheduling an examination for braces is probably not as fun as putting money under your child's pillow, but based on new developments – as well as advice from the American Academy of Orthodontics (AAO) – an early visit to the orthodontist may prove advantageous.Read more