A dentist is a doctor of oral health. Generally, three or more years of undergraduate education plus four years of dental school is required to graduate and become a general dentist. Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.
Bruce S Smith, DDS
Specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Location and Office HoursBruce S Smith DDS
Cypress, TX 77429
- monday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- Humana Health Plan
- Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
- North Cypress Medical Center
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How can I help prevent tooth decay if I take sugary medication?
Sugar is frequently part of liquid medications, cough drops, vitamins, antacid tablets and anti-fungal agents. People who receive long-term medication may be at greater risk of developing tooth decay when they are using sweetened medications. Consider selecting sugar-free alternatives (if possible) and taking medication with a meal (if the medication may be taken with food). Children taking syrup-based medications, such as cough medicines, are left with a sticky, sweet residue in their mouths. Children, too, should be encouraged to rinse their mouths with water after taking the medication.
Why do I need to get my teeth cleaned?
Professional teeth cleanings are very important to your dental health. That's because professional cleanings are essential to the removal of plaque, calculus (tartar) and tooth stains. They also give your dentist a chance to examine your mouth for cavities or gum disease. The ADA recommends that you schedule regular dental checkups to ensure good oral health.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
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