Healthy Kids Dentistry Blog

Nutrition for Young Smiles: 4 Foods That Improve Your Child’s Oral Health

April 11, 2024

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A happy family setting up a healthy meal

As a modern parent, you likely help your kids get the nutrients a healthy body needs. That’s only natural – you want them to have strong bones, proper muscle growth, etc. Still, you may not have known that some meals can protect your children’s smiles. You should add these cuisines to your youngsters’ diet if you haven’t already. Luckily, your Silver Spring pediatric dentist can help you get started. Here are four foods that improve your child’s oral health.

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Why Dentistry Toys for Kids Are a Good Idea

March 20, 2024

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dental toys for kids

Teaching your child how to take care of their teeth is important for their oral health. Making sure they brush their teeth twice a day and floss once a day helps prevent problems. Eating healthy foods also keeps their teeth strong and healthy. It’s also important for them to see the dentist twice a year, but some kids are afraid. That’s where dentistry toys can help! They make dental visits more fun and less scary. Keep reading to find out why these toys are helpful and see some options for your child.

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The History of Pediatric Dentistry

March 5, 2024

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child smiling and giving thumbs up while visiting pediatric dentist

Regular dental check-ups are crucial for preserving the health and beauty of our smiles. When it comes to children’s dental health, specialized care is necessary, which is where pediatric dentists play a vital role. They are experts in caring for developing smiles and ensuring optimal oral health from a young age. However, the concept of dentistry tailored specifically for children is a relatively recent development. Have you ever wondered how pediatric dentistry came to be? Join us as we delve into its origins and trace its evolution over the years to better understand its significance in children’s oral healthcare.

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Pediatric Prevention: The Importance of Children’s Dental Health Month

February 16, 2024

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Child smiling at the dentist during Children’s Dental Health Month

Children are the future, but as adults, it can be difficult to remember everything that matters in the present. That’s why February is Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness of pediatric dentistry and the importance of oral care! From brushing and flossing at home to regular dental checkups, children need all the same treatments adults do. If you want to learn more about the importance of Children’s Dental Health Month, read on!

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How to Break Thumb-Sucking Habits for Children’s Dental Health Month

February 2, 2024

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Girl sucking her thumb

Happy Children’s Dental Health Month! Thumb-sucking is a very common habit for babies and younger children. However, when this habit goes on too long, it can cause problems for their developing smiles. This February is the perfect time to start incorporating changes to give your child’s growing grin the best chance of success. Continue reading to learn more about why thumb sucking can be harmful as well as some steps you can take to gently encourage your child to break the habit.

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Making Oral Hygiene Fun: Exciting Products for Children’s Dental Health

January 26, 2024

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Dad and daughter brushing together for good oral hygiene

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and what better way to celebrate than by introducing new oral hygiene products for your little ones? From toothbrushes to toothpaste, there are plenty of innovative and exciting options available to make dental care fun and effective for children of all ages. So, read on to learn how you can keep them smiling while they take care of their pearly whites.

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Teething Tension: A Guide to Helping Your Baby Sleep Better

January 12, 2024

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Baby teething on a cold toy

Teething can be a challenging time for both babies and parents. The itchy ache of erupting teeth can disrupt your baby’s sleepy time, leading to restless nights for the whole family. However, it’s not time to lose hope! There are dentist-approved strategies you can use to help your teething baby sleep more soundly.

Continue reading to explore some effective ways to ease your baby’s teething discomfort and promote better sleep.

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Toothy Timeline: The Standard Stages of a Child’s Dental Development

December 12, 2023

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Infant in a white and red shirt with 2 bottom teeth grown in

Having a child can be an incredibly rewarding, but terrifying, experience. You’re responsible for their emotional and physical well-being, but no one handed you a guidebook on child-rearing, after all! There are some things new parents might not know, like when to anticipate their child’s first pearly whites to grow in or how long it takes before they begin to fall out to allow for permanent ones. Fortunately, your pediatric dentist has put together some helpful information, so you know what to expect. Read on to learn more!

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Caring for Your Kid: Why Does Their Baby Tooth Need a Filling?

December 4, 2023

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Close up of a child's mouth during dental exam

You are likely aware that consistent brushing and flossing habits can prevent tooth decay, but did you know that over 50% of children 6-8 years old have had a cavity in their primary teeth? Many parents are startled to learn that it is a potential problem even before their kid’s adult ones appear.

Then, once it’s diagnosed, they’re even more surprised that their pediatric dentist recommends fillings. It’s easy to assume that repairing cavities is unnecessary if that tooth will be falling out anyway, but that’s not the case! Keep reading to learn more about why filling baby teeth is sometimes necessary.

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Hang the Toothbrushes by the Chimney with Care: 3 Tooth-Friendly Stocking-Stuffers

November 30, 2023

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A family enjoying the holidays with good dental health

The holidays are here, and the shopping season is in full swing. Even if you don’t celebrate with stockings, you may want to give these small tooth-friendly gifts a chance. While they may not be as impressive as new electronics or toys, they can be appreciated for what they are. Their improved dental health will thank you.

If you want to find three great dentist-approved stocking-stuffers for your holiday gatherings, continue reading.

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