Sep 30 2020

How To Help Your Child Overcome Dental Fear

Whether it’s your child’s first trip to the dentist or tenth, he might feel fearful or anxious. Dental fear among children is common, but there are certainly ways to overcome it! As pediatric dental professionals, we take responsibility for providing a safe, comfortable, and fun environment for our patients. This includes rooms filled with bright […]

Sep 23 2020

Make Your Child’s First Visit A Positive One

Visiting the dentist can be a scary experience for anyone, but especially children. The sounds, smell, environment, and experience are completely new and unlike anywhere else they’ve been before. For parents of little ones, preparation is key. The first visit to the pediatric dentist can be a great experience when parents and dental professionals work […]

Sep 16 2020

Keep Cavities Away at Every Age

In her article for Parents, Rebecca Felsenthal states that cavities are “more common among young children than any other chronic illness, including asthma and diabetes.” She goes on to say that at least 4 million preschoolers have tooth decay due to an increase of sugar in their diets.  It may seem inevitable, but cavities don’t […]

Sep 02 2020

Pediatric Dentist Speaks on Helping Kids Eat Healthy

Along with practicing good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, parents must encourage their children to eat a nutritious diet that promotes strong teeth and healthy gums. This process is much easier when parents focus on providing nutritious meals for their child at a young age because he or she will begin to crave […]

Aug 26 2020

Brushing and Flossing Tips from a Children’s Dentist

Brushing and flossing are two of the first things we teach our children about hygiene. Parents begin this process as soon as their child’s first tooth emerges, and children learn by watching their parents care for their own teeth. Though brushing and flossing for adults are simple and sensible, children don’t always view them the […]

Aug 19 2020

Is there a kids’ dentist near me who sees new patients?

Choosing a pediatric dentist for your little one is an important and meaningful task. As a parent, we know that you desire for your child to grow up to be happy, healthy, and successful. Though we may have different definitions of those words, we can all agree that good oral hygiene affects each of those […]

Aug 12 2020

About Dr. Matt, Pediatric Dentist at Smiles Dentistry for Kids

As parents, we want the very best for our children, but finding a great pediatric dentist isn’t always easy.  Pediatric dentistry requires the dentist to be passionate about oral health, love children, and communicate well. And while you want the dentist to connect with your child, you want to connect with him too. After all, […]

Aug 05 2020

How to Find a Great Kids’ Dentist Near Me

We all desire for our children to grow up happy and healthy, and their mouths have so much to do with that! When a child or teen has a healthy, beautiful smile, they feel more confident and capable to do things that they may otherwise shy away from. The key to helping your child create […]