Feb 03 2021

5 Common Questions About Children’s Dentistry

In our opinion, oral health care isn’t talked about enough especially when it comes to infants and children. This leaves parents with dozens of questions about how to care for their little ones’ teeth and gums. Proper and effective oral care is so important at these ages because it lays the foundation for good oral […]

Jan 27 2021

It’s National Chocolate Cake Day! Here’s How to Make the Most of It

Yes, you read that right. Your kid’s pediatric dentist is encouraging you to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day. Why? We think this is a great excuse to make a special memory with your child while enjoying one of the most delicious desserts! Plus, good oral health doesn’t mean we can never indulge. It’s important to […]

Jan 20 2021

7 Fun Facts About Dentistry and Oral Health for Kids

It’s probably pretty rare that you have a conversation with anyone about oral health. Unfortunately, it’s not a hot topic except for those who work in the dental field. Since it is our profession, we find it very interesting, and we’ve discovered quite a few fun facts that you and your child will be interested […]

Jan 13 2021

5 Dental Care Tips for New Parents

Whether your little one is one month or one year, dental and oral care are important. Baby teeth, also referred to as milk teeth, enable toddlers to speak more clearly and chew solid foods. Just like with permanent teeth, if these aren’t cared for, pain, irritation, infection, and the need for costly dental care can […]

Jan 06 2021

Is it inevitable that my child will have cavities?

Did you know that water was first fluoridated in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945? This began the study of how fluoride protects children’s teeth. After 11 years, the NIDR found that the cavities rate among children in Grand Rapids dropped more than 60 percent! Because of this research, almost all community water sources, toothpastes, and […]

Dec 23 2020

What To Expect From Your Overland Park Pediatric Dentist

At Smiles Dentistry for Kids, it’s our privilege to serve the Overland Park community by providing kid-friendly, compassionate, and excellent dental care. If you’re new to the area or are just searching for a new pediatric dentist, we would love to meet with you! Until then, check out this blog to learn more about our […]

Dec 16 2020

12 Christmas Dental Tips for a Healthy Mouth

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we want to ensure your new year begins just as wonderfully. As pediatric dental professionals, kids’ dental health is our top priority, especially during Christmastime. In this blog, we’ll discuss 12 tips for a healthy mouth during the holidays and beyond! While these may be pointed […]

Dec 09 2020

Kid-Friendly, Pediatric-Dentist-Approved, Healthy Snacks for Your Child

One of the main ways we keep our mouths healthy is by eating nutritious, mouth-friendly foods. As adults, it’s our responsibility to choose our foods well. As parents, we also have the responsibility of choosing healthy snacks for our children. This isn’t always an easy task, especially when your child knows the deliciousness of chips […]

Dec 02 2020

The Most Common Questions About Dental Exams and Cleanings for Kids

For children, oral hygiene begins as soon as their first tooth erupts, so usually around six months old. The thought of brushing one tiny tooth may seem silly, but taking care of that little tooth is just as important as if he or she had a whole mouth full of teeth! All parents want their […]

Nov 25 2020

How Kids Can Maintain a Healthy Smile During Thanksgiving

A house full of family, playing games, and eating a traditional Thanksgiving meal are some of our favorite things about the Thanksgiving holiday. While this year may look a little different, we hope that it is just as special! The Thanksgiving meal is full of old family recipes, favorite family dishes, and foods your little […]