Jan 11 2023

Ask a Dentist for Kids: What’s the Deal with Pacifiers?

When your baby is sobbing inconsolably, popping in his pacifier is a huge relief – for both of you! But is it really the best thing to do? Parents get a lot of conflicting information about pacifiers, and major health organizations have weighed in on the issue. Sorting through it all can be a headache. […]

Jan 04 2023

Pediatric Dentist Discusses Puberty and Oral Health

If you are the parent of a preteen or teen, you are likely looking ahead to puberty and the many physical and emotional changes it will bring. But one thing you may not anticipate is the impact of puberty on oral health. That is why your pediatric dentist is such an indispensable part of your […]

Dec 28 2022

Kids’ New Year’s Resolution Ideas from Your Dentist in Overland Park

We are just days away from the New Year! It’s the time for setting personal goals for 2023. But New Year’s Resolutions aren’t just for adults. Kids can set goals, too. In this post, your pediatric dentist in Overland Park offers some great ideas to help your kids choose their resolutions.  At Smiles Dentistry for […]

Dec 21 2022

Protect Your Child’s Beautiful Dental Smile This Christmas

The lights are shining, and the tree is aglow. But nothing lights up your holiday like your child’s smile. With Christmas approaching, you may worry about that beautiful grin being compromised by the many indulgences the season brings. Fortunately, following a few simple tips this week can help to ensure a dental smile to ring […]

Dec 14 2022

Pediatric Dental Office Answers FAQ’s about Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

When your child cut his first tooth, you likely felt a thrill of excitement. Even when teething is difficult, there’s nothing like watching your baby hit those milestones. But one milestone you are not anxious to see is your child’s first cavity. Unfortunately, as your dental office experts explain in this post, baby bottle tooth […]

Dec 07 2022

7 Possible Reasons For Bad Breath in Kids

Nothing ruins a snuggle session with your little one like bad breath. If this is the first time you’ve detected your child’s bad breath, it might not be a cause for concern. At some point, we all struggle with bad breath. However, if the bad breath is persistent, your child may have halitosis, and it […]

Nov 16 2022

Baby Teeth Complications: When should I be worried?

Whether you’re a first time parent or a veteran, we know you worry about your kids. And teething can cause a whole host of new concerns. Are your child’s teeth coming in normally? Is your child sick or just teething? And how do you keep problems from occurring in the future? At Smiles Dentistry for […]

Nov 09 2022

What Routine Oral Care for Kids Should Look Like

When you’ve had a hard day, nothing beats the sight of your child’s smile. So when it comes to routine oral care for kids, you naturally want the very best. But what exactly does that look like?  Children’s dental care looks very much like adult oral hygiene. At Smiles Dentistry for Kids, we can provide […]