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10/18/2015
By: Galina N.
Robert W Jacobs, DDS
I saw Dr. Jacobs as a child and surprised I don't see him in my sleep now at the age of 24. Being told to "stop acting like a baby" while receiving a local anesthetic and to "shut up" while drilling- was an absolute terror. My experiences with this dentist is the main contributing factor (if not, the only factor) i am still an anxious wreck before having dental work done. I am leaving this review to warn, not rant. Since last seeing Doctor Jacobs at the age of 7, I have had 2 surgeries to correct his work. The fear I have of dentists has caused me to take great care of my teeth in hopes that I could avoid the dentists entirely but recently chipped a tooth and received care (from another dentist of course) the difference in experiences was A relief to say the least, after creating a follow up appointment and walking out to my car, I couldn't help but wonder how many other children he has affected in the same way and disappointed to know he was still in practice.
Tips & Advices
The most common dental problems in children are:
  • Cavities
  • Bad breath
  • Gum disease
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Grinding
  • Canker sores
  • Missing teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Bite and alignment issues
Thumb sucking is not specifically a dental problem, but it can cause a malocclusion, a condition where the top and bottom teeth don't line up correctly.
To clean a baby's teeth, use a small, soft-bristled toothbrush designed specifically for infants. Apply a tiny amount of non-fluoride toothpaste - about the size of a grain of rice - and gently brush all sides of the teeth and the tongue. Before the baby's first teeth emerge, use gauze or a wet washcloth wrapped around the finger to wipe the gums. This motion doesn't necessarily reduce bacteria, but it does help the infant to get used to the sensation of having his or her teeth cleaned.
Children should visit their pediatric dentist every six months. This recommended frequency does not change throughout a person's lifetime.
No, wisdom teeth do not need to be removed unless they cause pain, lead to dental issues, or are aligned incorrectly.
Yes, dental sealants prevent cavities by filling in deep grooves in the teeth. Without them, bacteria can collect in these areas and cause tooth decay, which can happen with children.

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