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Informative Articles About Pediatric Dentistry & Child Dental Care

October 21, 2020 | Dr. Posthuma

Many dental practices have a drawing or monthly prize that your child can be entered into if they have no cavities at their 6 month check-up examination, often known as a “No Cavity Club”. When starting my practice, The Tooth Ferry Pediatric Dentistry, I very much wanted to reward kids for coming to their 6...

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October 15, 2020 | Dr. Posthuma

The Tooth Ferry is open for all routine dental care! In addition to our usual infection control protocols, we’re excited to tell you about additional changes we’ve made to help keep you and your family safe. We know you, as a parent, have a lot of questions about the safety of visiting the dentist with...

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August 27, 2020 | Dr. Posthuma

Do Children Really Need Dental X-Rays So Often? Many parents ask me about the age at which children should have their first set of x-rays taken. The dental radiographs taken on kids show us tooth decay that cannot be seen with the naked eye. These areas of decay are tucked between the teeth where the...

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May 21, 2020 | Dr. Posthuma

Unfortunately the majority of this post is neither funny or fun, unlike the agent mentioned in the post name- nitrous oxide, which is commonly known by its silly name: “laughing gas”. This gas is typically used to make children feel more relaxed in the dental office and it makes a 40 minute procedure feel more...

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May 18, 2020 | Dr. Posthuma

When a dental procedure is performed using a high-speed handpiece (our “drill”) and/or using high volume air spray (from our air/water syringe), microscopic droplets are created which are so small that they are able to be suspended in room air. These microscopic droplets are called aerosols and theoretically, they could be a source of transmission...

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May 12, 2020 | Dr. Posthuma

Governor Inslee’s order to suspend routine dental care during the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak is finally coming to an end on May 18th, 2020. The governor recently revised his order to allow for the provision of care which would “progress, or be at risk to progress” if left untreated. Dental decay which has...

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