Nov 18 2020

5 Tips to Maintain Good Oral Health During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly changed our daily lives and will continue to do so. Unfortunately, forgoing dental appointments, or not having access to your dentist, could have negative impacts on oral health, but this doesn’t have to be the case. While working from home, you may be more tempted to snack all day, eating […]

Nov 11 2020

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleaning Appointments for Kids

New parents often have many questions about dental care for their little ones. Starting at about six months, babies begin to develop their first two teeth, and even those require special care! While Google, friends, and family members may offer advice, parents should seek the guidance of a pediatric dentist who can offer personalized oral […]

Nov 04 2020

Dental Care Tips to Help Your Child Maintain a Healthy Smile

Oral hygiene doesn’t come naturally to most children—it must be taught! We, of all people, understand that teaching any type of hygiene to kids is no easy task. However, it can be done with consistency, motivation, and a little bit of fun. In this blog, our pediatric dentist offers dental care tips to help your […]

Oct 28 2020

What to Expect at Your Local Pediatric Dental Office

At Smiles Dentistry for Kids, we strive to create a positive environment for our patients (and we must say, we’re pretty good at it!). We never want the dental office to be a place that kids fear or dread which is why Dr. Matt is so intentional about how he runs his dental practice. Part […]

Oct 21 2020

How To Enjoy Halloween While Preventing Cavities

Ghosts, witches, haunted houses, and… cavities? Tooth decay shouldn’t be one of the scariest things about Halloween, but for many children, it is! Luckily, there are many ways to prevent cavities from ruining the holidays while still enjoying them to the fullest. For parents, Halloween can be especially difficult, and with COVID-19, this year may […]

Oct 14 2020

Must-Do Fall Activities for Kids in Overland Park, KS

Cool, crisp air, beautiful foliage, and cozy jackets are the beginnings of many great family traditions and memories. Whether you’re an outdoors person or you’d rather stay inside, there are several fall activities to do with your little ones! Check out this blog for community fall events and activities as well as ideas for a […]

Oct 07 2020

How important are dental exams and cleanings for your child?

Regular dental exams and cleanings are important for people of all ages, but particularly for children. Attending these appointments will set them up for oral health success in the future! According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, children should visit the dentist every six months after their first tooth erupts. These appointments are imperative […]

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 […]