Mar 15 2020

Corona Virus (COVID-19)

We are excited to announce that we have been given the green light to resume regular dental care by Governor Kelly, the Kansas Dental Association and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. While we are happy to start back on the road to “normalcy”, we are acutely aware that the COVID19 Pandemic is not […]

Mar 06 2020

4 Useful Tips for Teaching A Child to Brush His or Her Teeth

From holding their own bottle and walking without holding your hand to their first day of school, children become independent so quickly! As difficult as it can be for a parent, teaching children to do things on their own is a good thing. Independence helps develop problem-solving skills and self-confidence. Most children are ready to […]

Feb 28 2020

Top 10 Q&A About Dentistry for Kids

Dental care for infants and children can seem overwhelming but having a knowledgeable and helpful pediatric dentist on your team can make everything much simpler! A great pediatric dentist is passionate about three things: dental care, children, and patient education. This trifecta ensures that the dentist you choose will care for your little one’s oral […]

Feb 21 2020

How often do kids need dental exams and cleanings?

Choosing a pediatric dentist is extremely important. A good pediatric dentist is passionate about helping children, treats your family like their own, and offers comprehensive gentle dental care. At Smiles Dentistry for Kids, we do just that (and more)! According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should visit the dentist every six months […]

Feb 14 2020

Pediatric Dentist Answers: Why is flossing important?

Many parents ask the question: if my child’s teeth aren’t permanent, how important is it for him to floss? To which we answer: extremely! Your child’s baby teeth aren’t just taking up space until they fall out, they allow your child to chew, speak, and smile properly. Without proper oral hygiene, these functions can be […]

Feb 07 2020

4 Steps to Take When Choosing a Kids’ Dentist

Your child’s first dental experience could impact the way he feels about the dentist for the rest of his life. Feeling the pressure? Don’t stress! Choosing a kids’ dentist that prioritizes your child’s comfort and overall experience is simple when you follow four simple steps. When you select a dentist like Dr. Matt, your child […]

Jan 31 2020

Dental Care Tips for Parents: Preparing for the First Visit

Did you know that your child should visit the dentist at least six months after his or her first tooth erupts? Whether you’re right on time or a little late, the important thing is that you are preparing your little one for their first visit to the dentist now. For that, we want to say […]

Jan 17 2020

Dental Care Tips for Parents: Teaching Kids to Floss

The responsibilities of parenting are great, but also rewarding. As parents, we are responsible for teaching our kids how to clean up after themselves, feed themselves, and maintain good hygiene. Oral care is a huge part of an effective hygiene routine. Most parents do a great job of teaching their children how to brush properly, […]

Jan 14 2020

Dress to Win: A Pediatric Dentist Talks About Mouth Injuries in Sports

As parents, we love to see our children having fun and trying new things! There’s hardly anything sweeter than watching your child run around the bases during their first tee-ball game or run up and down the soccer field. Not only is it exciting for us to watch, it’s both fun and healthy for them. […]

Jan 06 2020

Children’s Dentist Explains: The Effects of Sugar on Your Child’s Teeth

If you’re like us, sugar is the main ingredient in some of your favorite foods—cookies, pie, ICE CREAM. But did you know sugar is also hidden in unsuspected places like ketchup, fruit-flavored yogurt, spaghetti sauce, granola bars, and canned soup? It’s easy for parents to limit their child’s sugar intake when it comes to desserts […]