Archive for July, 2017

Healthy Start Appliances

What is Healthy StartTM? Healthy StartTM is a new treatment option offered by Dr. Chowning that provides an exciting way to treat sleep-disordered breathing issues in children, address certain orthodontic and growth concerns, and correct bad habits such as thumb-sucking or pacifier use.  The Healthy StartTM system was developed by Dr. Earl Bergersen to meet […]

Invisalign®

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 What is Invisalign®?  Invisalign® is a method of straightening teeth that does not require metal brackets or wires.  It consists of a series of removable clear plastic aligners (or trays) that are custom made for each individual’s teeth.  When a patient decides to straighten their teeth with Invisalign®, Dr. Chowning makes […]

Pediatric Sleep Apnea

Why Is My Dentist Asking If My Child Snores? Some of you may have noticed that when you bring your child in for their professional cleaning and periodic evaluation, Dr. Chowning asks questions about your child’s sleep patterns.  “Does your child snore?  Does he grind his teeth?  Does she wake up with a raspy voice […]

Sparkling Water

Is Sparkling Water Bad for Your Teeth? Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Most people know that foods and drinks high in sugar can cause cavities.  It is common knowledge that sodas and candy are bad for your teeth. What many people are unaware of is that sparkling water can also damage the teeth. Due to an […]