Thursday, March 23, 2017


We all know nutrients are important for your body, but did you know there are minerals that can help protect your teeth? The most popular mineral for your teeth is fluoride, but calcium and phosphate also offer several beneficial minerals for maintaining a healthy smile and your overall oral health.

What is MI Paste & MI Paste Plus?

Meet MI Paste & MI Paste Plus, a revolutionary product that benefits teeth with even more minerals than the average toothpaste. This unique topical tooth crème can be applied daily. Mi Paste Plus offers the same benefits of regular MI Paste, only it’s enhanced with fluoride.

More benefits on these products*:
  • MI Paste and MI Paste Plus contain RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP); Casein Phosphopeptide (CPP) are natural occurring molecules which are able to release calcium and phosphate ions and stabilize Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP) 
  • RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP) is milk-derived with lactose content less than 0.01%* 
  • MI Paste and MI Paste Plus are water-based, sugar-free topical tooth crèmes that come in five delicious flavors (melon, mint, strawberry, tutti-frutti and vanilla) 

MI Paste & MI Paste Plus is available at Pediatrics Dental Specialists- Long Beach! Watch this video for more information on this product.

*"MI Paste™ & MI Paste Plus™ Consumer Site." MI Paste™ & MI Paste Plus™ Consumer Site. N.p., 2017. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Questions To Remember At Your First Orthodontic Appointment

As you consider orthodontic care for your child, it is likely that several questions may naturally arise. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you might have. The doctors and staff at Pediatric Dental Specialists are always here to help.

As several of you reading this are in the early stages of orthodontics, we thought it would be helpful to guide you through some important questions to ask at your child's first appointment for braces.

Here are just a few examples of questions you may want to ask at your consultation.
  • Is there an estimated length of time that kids have to wear braces? 
  • How can my child keep teeth clean with braces?
  • How much should I expect to pay for treatment? What are the payment options? 
  • Is it likely that my child will be wearing extra appliances in addition to braces to correct an overbite or other problems? 
  • How often will my child be expected to come in for check-ups and other appointments?
  • Are there specific foods my child will need to avoid when wearing braces? 
  • Will braces prevent my child from playing sports or musical instruments? 
  • Does getting braces hurt? Is there anything we can do to prevent or minimize pain? 
With answers to your questions and our amazing Pediatric Dental Specialists team on your side, you can be confident about any necessary orthodontic treatments for your child.