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At-Home Tips to Help Your Child With Tooth Pain Aug 1st, 2022

A toothache, whether mild or crippling, is a terrible thing to have. Even with good oral hygiene habits, toothaches can still affect you, or worse, your child. Whatever the cause, you can stay ahead of long, fussy nights by keeping some easy and gentle home remedies in your home.  The...

How Sugar Affects Your Child's Oral Health Jul 5th, 2022

Who doesn’t love a wonderful sweet? Children usually love them, and many children carry that love of sweets well into adulthood. Though sugar doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it can be a bad thing if your child has too much of it and doesn’t have proper oral care. The team...

What You Should Know About Baby Teeth Jun 1st, 2022

New parents have lots to think about –– making sure there are always enough diapers, choosing the right baby food, and determining if they have plenty of weather-appropriate clothing, just to name a few. Learning more about your baby’s new teeth might seem like just another thing on the list, but learning...

My Child Is Nervous About Having a Root Canal May 1st, 2022

Root canals aren’t just for grownups and adolescents. Children, too, sometimes require root canals, with an estimated 20% of children living with an untreated and rotting tooth. Root canals are not only common for everyone, including children, but they are essential to protecting your child’s oral health.  Everything about tiny teeth is...

When Should I Start Taking My Baby to the Dentist? Apr 1st, 2022

We all know how important it is to go to the dentist for a regular checkup, but when should a child’s first checkup happen? Babies aren’t born with teeth, so some parents may not know that oral care is still important in this early stage of life. Unfortunately, little teeth...

How Your Diet Plays an Important Role in Your Oral Health Mar 1st, 2022

You’ve likely heard that sweets and sugary drinks “rot your teeth,” and though it’s okay to enjoy treats in moderation, unhealthy eating habits can take a toll on teeth. Teaching your children healthy eating habits, including making healthy food choices, benefits both their oral and their overall health. Our team...

6 Ways to Prevent Your Child from Developing Cavities Feb 1st, 2022

Cavities are common in children, with as many as 20% of children aged 5 to 11 living with at least one decayed tooth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to being painful, untreated cavities, including in baby teeth, can lead to more serious issues. Though...

Thumb Sucking: 3 Oral Health Problems Jan 5th, 2022

Though a common and natural habit, thumb sucking is a pet peeve for dentists. Normally, children will stop their thumb sucking habit by age 4, but after age 4, the risks that thumb sucking may bring to oral health become more pronounced.  The team at My Kidz Dentist are sensitive...

All About Cavities: Signs, Treatment, and Prevention Dec 6th, 2021

An estimated 90% of adults over age 20 have had a cavity, with people between 20 and 64 typically having at least one cavity. When it comes to kids, the numbers are a little better, with roughly half of the children between 6 and 8 years of age getting cavities...

How to Make Oral Hygiene Fun for Your Kids Nov 7th, 2021

There’s a lot of teaching that comes with raising small children - from putting on shoes, to taking a bath, to buckling their seat belts, parenting goes hand-in-hand with teaching your children the basic skills they need to take care of their bodies. When your child is learning to brush...

3 Benefits of a Mouthguard Oct 7th, 2021

When most people think of mouthguards, what comes to mind is probably their favorite sport, or favorite athlete. In reality, mouthguards are a multi-faceted tool. The purpose of a mouthguard, as the name insinuates, is to protect your mouth, but mouthguards truly protect your teeth. Choosing to use a mouthguard...

What's the Best Age to Start Orthodontic Treatment? Sep 12th, 2021

A great smile starts with straight, healthy teeth. As children grow, little smiles might be hurt by a number of environmental or genetic factors, causing malocclusion (crooked teeth), or other problems with their alignment. Jaws can develop out of proportion, and accidents can also happen, causing lost teeth, and extra...

Flouride and Your Child Aug 24th, 2021

You might not know this, but fluoride is everywhere. Fluoride is naturally occurring in soil, rivers, lakes, and other natural water sources. Fluoride is found in some fast foods, and traces of it float through the air. While fluoride is great at protecting teeth, it’s important to be careful when...

How We Manage the Oral Health Care of Children With Special Needs Jul 29th, 2021

Parenthood is an adventure for anyone. Each child has their own personality, and their own loves and dislikes. When your child has special needs, there are challenges that you might not expect, like finding a suitable dentist. Though dentists are certified specialists in caring for teeth, extra care is needed...

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Kids? Jun 4th, 2021

You announce to your child that it’s time to go to the dentist and the news is not well met. Some degree of dental anxiety is perfectly normal for children as they encounter new surroundings, new faces, and noises and sensations that are, quite literally, right inside their heads.  The...