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13 . What is the difference between a cap and a crown?
There is no difference between a cap and a crown.

14 . At what age are my children supposed to see a dentist?
The general rule is between 18 and 24 months. Some children require a bit more time to be comfortable. If an area of concern is noticed, then the child should see a dentist as soon as possible.

15 . Why is it important to fix baby teeth that have decay? Aren't they going to come out soon anyway?
It is very important to maintain the baby teeth because these teeth hold space for the future eruption of the permanent teeth. If a baby tooth decays or is removed too early, the space necessary for the permanent teeth is lost and can only be regained through orthodontic treatment. Infected baby teeth can cause the permanent teeth to develop improperly resulting in stains, pits and weaker teeth.

16 . When will my child lose his/her baby teeth?
Children will begin losing their teeth at approximately age 5. They will usually lose their front teeth first. Children will continue to lose baby teeth until the age of 12 or 13 when all of the permanent teeth finally erupt.

17 . When does thumb-sucking become damaging to the teeth?
Generally, if the child has stopped sucking his/her thumb by age 5 there is no permanent damage. If the child is a vigorous and constant thumbsucker, however, there can be moderate to severe movement of teeth and prevention of normal bone growth.

18 . Should my child wear a mouthguard while playing sports?
It is strongly recommended that children wear a mouthguard while playing any contact sport. It is always better to prevent an injury than to repair one. The earlier a child begins to wear the mouthguard, the easier it is to become comfortable and continue to wear it as they get older.

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1503 3rd Street
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone :: 503-842-2386
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We are here because you are. We want you to have an experience that is compassionate, unique, and effective in meeting your health needs. Our mission is to brighten your smile.
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- Cathy W.

"From childhood and the ugly experiences  I suffered, it was nearly impossible to get me to a dentist by free will.  Circumstances brought me to Dr. Lee Long and the experience has brought me around.  His compassion and expertise along with lack of judgmental posturing has made me not only a patient, but a fan also.  No pain, no problem."

-Gary Q.
The Smile Studio
1503 3rd Street Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: (503) 842-2386