Apr 13 2022

Eat This for Eggs-Ceptional Oral Health

Easter season is imminent! This means it’s a time for annual traditions, family time, and more. Indeed, it’s fine to indulge in chocolate or candy-filled eggs in moderation when paired with proper oral hygiene.  However, the humble chicken egg is a superfood filled with vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients. Whether you like your eggs fried, deviled, […]

Apr 06 2022

Pediatric Dentistry Mystery: Why do babies put objects in their mouths?

Their toes, toys, and even your phone–does everything your baby gets their hands-on end up in their mouth? If so, don’t worry. Oral exploration (also known as “mouthing”) is an expected milestone of your baby’s development and can be a positive experience for their wellness. When your child is mastering how to reach for and […]

Mar 23 2022

Athletes and Poor Oral Health? Here are three staggering connections.

Although sports are a beneficial tool that helps children develop physical, social, and emotional skills, you may be surprised to discover that athletes tend to have more dental-related issues than their peers.  However, the purpose of this blog is not to discourage children from avoiding staying active. Instead, we want to shed light on the […]

Mar 16 2022

Go Green to Keep Your Grin in Tip-Top Shape

Many people wear green clothes to keep themselves from getting pinched each St. Patrick’s Day. But did you know that consuming green foods is a component of keeping your teeth and gums healthy? So, put these green items on your next grocery list. 1. Broccoli Chock full of Vitamin C and E, broccoli is one […]

Mar 02 2022

Seven Spring Break Activities Near Overland Park, KS

Whether you’re looking for activities in the sunshine or the comfort of cool air conditioning, there are local Spring Break activities to keep everyone in your family busy. So, pull out your planner and start penciling in these engaging activities to do around Overland Park, KS, while your children are out for school.  1. Stop […]

Feb 23 2022

Tooth Fairy Tidbits

Some pediatric dentists believe that the tooth fairy is so honorable and impressive that she deserves recognition on February 28th and August 22nd. Since National Tooth Fairy Day is celebrated every six months, it serves as a clever reminder for parents to schedule their children’s twice-annual routine dental appointments. Until then, here are three ways […]

Feb 16 2022

Hail to the Chief–and His Teeth!

President’s Day (which falls on every third Monday in February) is a federal holiday observed by many Americans. This holiday aims to remember and honor the past and present American presidents. In reverence of President’s Day, here are five fun and fascinating facts about our previous presidents’ dental history. 1. George Washington didn’t have wooden […]

Feb 09 2022

It’s Time to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Mark your calendar! Every February, the American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes National Children’s Dental Health Month. All month long, thousands of American dental professionals promote the benefits of excellent oral health and raise awareness about children’s dental disease. At Smiles Dentistry for Kids, Dr. Matt motivates children and their families in Overland Park, KS,  and […]

Feb 02 2022

Recognizing the Contributions of African American Dentists

Every February, Black History Month is celebrated to honor the achievements of African Americans and their central role in U.S. History. At Smiles Dentistry for Kids, Dr. Matt and his dedicated team commemorate the accomplishments of African American dentists and other trailblazers throughout American History. In honor of Black History Month, here are four African […]