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Posted October 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Ryan Whalen

Does Your Child Suffer from Bruxism?

Bruxism is the dental term for teeth grinding and jaw clenching, a habit that children and adults can develop and maintain, often without being conscious of it—until symptoms hit. Those symptoms can include: Worn, sensitive teeth Headaches Earaches Facial and jaw pain Tinnitus If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, or you have… (Read More)

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Posted September 27, 2021 / Blog
Ryan Whalen

Choosing the Right Dentist

It’s no secret that Cornelius residents are careful about how they choose medical professionals for their family, but sometimes it’s not easy to find everything you want in a dentist. Whalen Dentistry understands that choosing a dentist is no small feat, so we’ve put together this guide to picking a dentist for individuals and families. … (Read More)

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Posted September 14, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Ryan Whalen

Sports Drinks & Energy Drinks: Proceed with Caution

Dr. Ryan Whalen at Whalen Dentistry wants to make sure our patients know all about healthy hydration. Most people already know that soda and juice aren’t great for teeth, but now the American Academy of Pediatrics is cautioning parents and caregivers that sports and energy drinks have similar negative effects. Sports drinks are intended to… (Read More)

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Posted August 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Ryan Whalen

Is it Time to Toss that Toothbrush?

When you find a toothbrush that’s just right for you, it can be easy to get attached. After all, you use your toothbrush morning and night (ideally) to prevent plaque and bacteria from hardening and becoming tartar—that’s what we like to call quality time!  When your toothbrush does so much good, you want to return… (Read More)

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Posted July 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Ryan Whalen

Down Syndrome & Dental Issues

Today, Dr. Ryan Whalen of Whalen Dentistry would like to discuss the unique dental characteristics of those with Down Syndrome. First teeth may arrive later. Children who have Down syndrome can get their first teeth anywhere from 12 to 24 months of age; they may not have a complete set of baby teeth until age… (Read More)

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Posted June 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Ryan Whalen

How Baby Teeth Help Mouths Grow Up Right

Every parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led to believe they don’t have an impact on a… (Read More)

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Posted May 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Ryan Whalen

Help! My Child is Terrified of the Dentist

If you’re the parent of a young child, you know their brains are similar to sponges that soak up everything around them—especially in their first five years, which neuroscientists say is when they’ll do the most learning and developing in their entire life.  At this formative time, your child may amaze you with what they… (Read More)

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