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National Orthodontic Health Month

October 4th, 2016

To help give children the most optimal outcome when it comes to facial growth, their bite, and a healthy, beautiful smile, October is National Orthodontic Health Month! This means trying to spread awareness of having your child's facial growth and tooth eruption checked by an orthodontist no later than age 7.

Dr. David Baker of Baker Orthodontics prefers to see children around age 3-5 to asses their facial growth, breathing/airway, and prepare parents with an idea of what to expect. This also helps encourage the children to look forward to their visits at Dr.Baker's office as they are very friendly, professional, and with Dr.Baker's unique training in cranio-facial orthodontics, you can guarantee Dr.Baker will be able to answer all your questions.

Give us a call to schedule your child's complimentary consultation at either of our convenient office locations: Portland Office 503-292-9192 or our Vancouver/Camas Office 360-891-6500. We look forward to meeting you!

When to expect your child's adult teeth to erupt....

October 4th, 2016

A question I hear every day is "When will my child's baby tooth fall out?" This is an excellent chart to refer to as a guideline of when you can expect to see adult teeth starting to emerge.

Some children loose and gain teeth earlier or later than others, however, it is important to keep track of your child's development because a delay can be a signal that a tooth is erupting on the wrong path or possibly stuck (impacted) due to crowding or a jaw imbalance. This is why Dr. David Baker at Baker Orthodontics like to see children around the ages of 3-5 so that he can start assessing your child's growth and development and help prevent any issues that may otherwise occur if not monitored.

Dr.Baker offers complimentary consultations for any age. Give us a call today and we can help your child ensure they will have the best chance possible for a healthy, beautiful smile! Portland Office: 503-292-9192 Vancouver Office: 360-891-6500

iPad Contest WINNER!

October 3rd, 2016

Congratulations to Emmy for winning our iPad mini contest!! We are so excited for you. Keeping your teeth clean, being on time, and not breaking any of your braces really paid off! We hope you enjoy your new iPad! From all of us at Baker Orthodontics, Keep Smiling!

Losing teeth raises older adults' risks for physical and mental disability

September 23rd, 2016

Maintaining good oral health may help older adults prevent a variety of health problems and disabilities. However, the effect of tooth loss on physical or cognitive health and well-being is unknown.

In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers explored this connection. To do so, they examined information from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) project.

In their study, the research team examined information from more than 60,000 community-dwelling people aged 65 and older who did not meet the Japanese criteria for needing long-term care.

The participants were given questionnaires to complete. They answered a number of questions, including providing information about:

How many teeth they had
Their medical and mental health history
How many falls they had over the last year
Whether they smoked or drank alcohol
Their body weight
How well they were able to perform common activities of daily life
The researchers learned older adults who have significant tooth loss are less functional when compared with people who lose fewer teeth.

The research team suggested that it is essential that older adults receive the support they need to maintain good oral health self-care practices, and that they receive adequate dental care.

Dr. Baker can help you by figuring out what options you may have to get your teeth and smile on track so that you can have the healthiest future possible!

As the premier Camas Orthodontist and Portland Orthodontist, Dr.Baker offers a complimentary initial orthodontic consultation. Give us a call today to make an appointment.
Vancouver (360) 891-6500
Portland (503) 292-9291

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