Apr 21 2021

Overland Park Pediatric Dentist: What to Expect

Choosing a pediatric dentist for your little one is no small task, but it is an extremely important one! Your child’s first dental experiences will change the way he or she views oral hygiene and oral health care for the rest of their childhood, and maybe even adulthood. At Smiles Dentistry for Kids, we take […]

Apr 14 2021

What New Parents Should Know About Baby Teeth

When will my child develop his first tooth? At what age should all my baby’s teeth be developed? Are brushing and flossing important for baby teeth? We hear these questions from new parents all the time, and we’re happy to answer them! Baby teeth, also known as milk teeth, can be hard to navigate on […]

Apr 07 2021

Oral Health Tips for Kids: Flossing, Food, and Making Oral Health Care Fun

As parents, one of our top priorities is helping our children create healthy habits. This includes reading, exercising, drinking plenty of water, cleaning, and oral health care. Building these healthy habits isn’t an easy task, and sometimes seeking the help of a professional is necessary! As pediatric dental professionals, our goal is to walk alongside […]

Mar 31 2021

How to Celebrate International Carrot Day With Your Child (April 4, 2021)

This year, International Carrot Day falls on the day after Easter—a holiday famous for delicious, candy-filled eggs. We’re bringing some awareness to International Carrot Day to help you and your child fight against cavities in a fun way. The sugars and starches that we usually indulge in on Easter should be enjoyed; it only comes […]

Mar 24 2021

5 Ways to Ease Your Child’s Dental Fear

Bright colors. Toys and games in the waiting room. Smiling and happy team members. A gentle, kid-friendly dentist. All of these should add up to a comfortable and fun dental experience for a child. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Dental fear and anxiety are real issues for children (and adults). While most adults can […]

Mar 17 2021

Kid’s Dentist Answers: What’s the point of saliva?

Babies drool. A lot. Sometimes, parents feel like their baby drools a little too much. The truth is that saliva plays an important role in creating a healthy oral environment that also promotes good overall health. So, if your little one is going through five bibs a day because of drool, you shouldn’t be concerned. […]

Mar 10 2021

Happy National Pack Your Lunch Day!

Here’s a fun fact for you: Mickey Mouse was the first known character to appear on a lunchbox in 1935. Since then, thousands of tv and movie characters have traveled to school cafeterias, workplaces, and so many other places with people who pack their lunches. Are you one of those people? Do you pack lunches […]

Mar 03 2021

Pediatric Dentist Explains: 3 Reasons Children Should Visit the Dentist by Age One

According to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll, one in six parents believed that dental visits for children aren’t necessary until age four or older. Contrary to that belief, dental professionals and the American Dental Association stress the importance of dental visits as early as 12 months or six months after a baby’s first […]

Feb 24 2021

Why Preventive Dentistry Matters for Kids

A healthy, happy child—it’s what we all desire for our kids, right? Many times, health and happiness are intertwined. This is especially true when it comes to oral health. When a child’s mouth health declines, their smile usually fades away as well. Our pediatric dental team aims to help parents help their children achieve and […]