Do You Have A Thumbsucking Toddler?

Open Bite

Parents have always been warned that thumb-sucking can have a negative impact on the dental health for kids. One of the problems we see at Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH is a type of malocclusion called an open bite. An open bite occurs when the front teeth in the lower and upper jaw have […]

Sealants Prevent Cavities For Kids

Vanguard Dental Group Sealants Prevent Cavities For Derry Kids

As experienced children’s dentists, Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NJ recommends bringing your child in for their first checkup after their first teeth come in. That usually between six months and one year of age. During your child’s first check-up, we can discuss sealants, a clear layer of plastic applied to the grooved surfaces of […]

How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

gum disease treatment Derry

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adult Americans, but it’s a preventable disease. With that in mind, Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH presents a short quiz to test your gum disease knowledge. 1. Which of the following are risk factors for gum disease? a. Pregnancy b. Overbite c. […]

Oral Health For Derry Diabetics

Oral Health For Manchester Diabetics

Many our of Vanguard Dental Group patients with diabetes have dental health problems. However, gum disease, tooth loss, and periodontal disease are not unavoidable. Blood sugar is the complicating factor. Diabetics who control their blood sugar have lower rates of dental problems. In fact, many dentists have noticed no increased risk of dental disease among […]