Sep 15 2021

Ask a Pediatric Dentist: How do you ease dental anxiety in children?

What causes dental anxiety and stress? Is it the sound of dental tools or the clinical smell? Is it the rumors and misconceptions spread about dental treatments? While no conclusive research pinpoints the exact source of dental anxiety, 3 in 4 children suffer from it. Pediatric dentists and parents can help children overcome this common […]

Sep 08 2021

6 Prevalent Dental Problems in Children

From their first teeth, to their first steps, and their first day of school, parents strive for healthy lives for their children. This includes promoting life-long oral health habits. Dental-related issues are prevalent among children, so preventative and proactive care is essential. In this blog, we discuss six of the most common dental problems that […]

Sep 01 2021

5 Smart Oral Health Tips for the School Season

Welcome back! The back-to-school season is an exciting time for both parents and children. Here are five ways to support your child’s oral health while they are learning and developing away from home: 1.     Follow an oral hygiene schedule. New year, new routines. The school year comes with many customs, including brushing and […]

Aug 25 2021

Why Your Child Needs to See a Pediatric Dentist

If you’re a new parent, you will eventually have to choose a dentist for your little one. Are there differences between regular dentists and pediatric dentists? The answer to that question is a definite yes! Dr. Matt at Smiles Dentistry for Kids can help you understand why. First Things First Baby teeth begin to grow […]

Aug 18 2021

Gum-believable Ways to Prevent Periodontal Disease in Children

While it’s more prevalent in adults, younger kids and adolescents are still at risk for periodontal (gum) disease. Something worth smiling about is that gum disease is treatable. In this article, we talk about gum disease and how to handle it. How Gum Disease Forms in Children When harmful bacteria, food particles, and sugar build […]

Aug 11 2021

Want to know what to expect at your child’s first visit to the dentist? Read this!

The American Dental Association states that children should have their first dental visit either after their first tooth erupts or before their first birthday (whichever happens first). This first appointment is crucial to creating the foundation for life-long oral health. Here are some key topics that a pediatric may go over during the first dental […]

Aug 04 2021

Kids’ Dentist Answers: What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Oral health is a factor that all parents must consider from the time that their little one is born. Yes, even before his or her teeth have erupted! Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (aka Early Childhood Caries) mainly affects the upper front teeth but can have rippling effects throughout the mouth. Sugary drinks and milk turn […]

Jul 28 2021

How Water Can Improve Your Child’s Oral Health

When it comes to staying hydrated and healthy, water is the best option. Juice, soda, tea, milk, and sports drinks all have benefits (well, maybe not soda), but they also have several negative effects. For example, children who drink milk right before bedtime are much more likely to develop cavities than children who drink water […]

Jul 21 2021

What are the causes and effects of teeth grinding in children?

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is a condition where a person rubs the bottom and top teeth together with immense pressure. For children and adults, this condition can lead to serious oral and systemic health issues. It can also be caused by oral and systemic health issues. Sleep-related bruxism may be difficult to detect if […]

Jul 14 2021

What Parents Should Know About Fluoride

We hear over and over again how important fluoride is for our teeth, but many of us don’t understand why. Understanding the value of fluoride is especially important for parents who want to help their children avoid cavities and achieve optimal oral health (and we know you do!). A Brief History Lesson Fluoride is a […]