Sensitive Teeth vs. Cavity: How to Tell

2020-09-19T07:45:15+00:00September 19th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |

Differentiating between tooth sensitivity and a cavity can be a huge challenge for any parent. This is because these dental issues are strikingly similar. Besides, tooth sensitivity in most cases results from a cavity hence it is difficult to separate the two. Unless you are a kid’s dentist, you will never know for sure if your child has a cavity or a sensitive tooth. In this post, we discuss the major symptoms, the main differences, as well as how to tell if your child has a cavity or a sensitive tooth. Let’s start with the definitions. Definitions Tooth sensitivity refers to a sharp pain or discomfort that occurs when the [...]

Can Kids Brush Their Teeth Too Much or Too Often

2020-08-18T01:24:19+00:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |

If you are a parent, reading the above title must have made you chuckle a little. I mean, is there such a thing as too much brushing when you probably have to remind your child to brush their teeth a dozen times every morning? While it's true that most kids don't like (or remember) to brush their teeth, it is also true that some kids do it too often for their own sake. And yes, too much brushing can be harmful to developing teeth - we'll tell you why in a bit. For now, are you familiar with the right brushing methods and techniques? Is There A Proper Way to [...]

How to Fix A Kid’s Yellow Teeth

2020-07-15T02:06:50+00:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

If you want to enjoy the beaming grin and the cute, innocent smile of your child, then you have to teach them the importance of proper oral care. Without adequate education, a child’s teeth can turn yellow over time.  Consulting a certified kid’s dentist can help reverse the effects of poor dental hygiene. The dentist will provide proper education, care and assistance to ensure your child’s pearly whites remain as healthy and as bright as ever. Here are a few tips how to fix a kid’s yellow teeth. Preventing Your Child’s Teeth from Turning Yellow Whoever said prevention is better than cure was 100% right. The biggest step to fixing [...]

Tips For Teaching Your Kids To Eat Healthy

2020-06-16T01:38:59+00:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

As a responsible parent, you want your kids to have the best things in life, and this includes healthy food. But getting your kids to eat healthy foods is not always a walk in the park, especially if they are picky eaters.  Thankfully, there are several practical strategies that parents can embrace and teach their children to adopt healthy eating behavior. These include: Connect Food with Feeling Good If you want to teach your kids about healthy eating habits, it is important to also draw a connection between healthy food and feeling good. For instance, when you’re feeding your kids fruits and vegetables, let them know that these foods are [...]

What To Do For a Child With Swollen Gums

2020-05-19T03:42:27+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |

When the word 'dental health' pops up, most people's minds immediately think of the teeth, and all the auxiliary care practices (including those painful visits to the dentist). However, effective dental care extends to the gums, which are as equally important as the teeth themselves. For one, if your child's gums swell - or have any other issue - they will experience varying levels of difficulty and pain when chewing their food. Hence, it's important to schedule a dental appointment as soon as any problems arise.   What Causes Swollen Gums? Swollen gums on a child are usually occasioned by the presence of bacteria in their mouths. Just like with [...]

What to do for a Child With a Toothache

2020-05-07T23:37:34+00:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |

The new version An aching tooth can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. Therefore, if your child is suffering from a toothache, it is very important to do everything you can to remedy the problem as soon as possible. Scheduling a visit to a pediatric dentist will allow you to get to the root of your child's aching tooth, and get them the help that they need.  However, as you prepare for the pediatric visit, there are several steps you can take to help your child feel better. These include:  Carefully Evaluate the Situation The first thing you need to do when your child comes to you with a toothache complaint [...]

How to Treat Teeth Grinding in Kids

2020-02-13T01:41:01+00:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Teeth grinding, also known as sleep bruxism, is a disorder that is quite common among kids. It is estimated that 3 in 10 children involuntary clench and gnash their teeth while sleeping.  Even though teeth grinding might not be harmful at first, the long-term effects of the condition could be devastating to the dental health of your child. Some of the most noticeable effects include cracked or broken teeth, thinning of enamel, enlarged jaw muscles, wear and tear on the teeth, and tooth loss. The good news is that you can help your child to overcome teeth grinding issues. Here are a few tips on how to go about it. [...]

Why It’s Important For Kids To Brush Their Teeth Before Bed

2020-02-13T01:33:43+00:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |

Raising a child can be very demanding; you need to constantly pay attention to what they eat, how they learn and how they behave. With so much to do throughout the day, it can be easy for you to forget about your kid's bedtime oral health routine. Children also tend to be distracted, and can easily forget to brush their teeth or opt out of doing so if there is no adult to supervise them. As a parent, therefore, it is your duty to ensure that your kid brushes their teeth after dinner, just before they go to bed. Here are some of the reasons why you should ensure your [...]

Should You Teach Children To Use Mouthwash?

2019-12-09T04:20:55+00:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |

A mouthwash is a dental care product that helps in dealing with plaque, germs, bad breath and dental conditions such as gingivitis and halitosis.  Despite all these benefits, one question remains. Is mouthwash ideal for children? Well, it all comes down to good dental care. Most parents give their children mouthwash as a way of dealing with bad breath and conditions such as halitosis. However, experts suggest that this might not be the right step. Here are a few factors to consider before teaching your child to use mouthwash. Are they brushing their teeth appropriately? Most children tend to brush their front teeth only. However, to achieve proper dental care, [...]

What Every Parent Needs To Know About Permanent Teeth

2019-11-10T00:11:06+00:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

Missing front teeth in kids is somewhat cute, more so if you're a parent. The two front teeth coming off is a huge milestone among kids, as it signifies the end of the milk teeth stage. After that comes one more round of teething before the child gets a mouthful of permanent teeth that will now (hopefully) last for a lifetime. If you're a first-time parent, or not well versed in matters permanent teeth, this blog post is here to help you out.   Various Types of Teeth  Basically, children start getting primary teeth, commonly known as baby teeth, from the age of 6 months. By the age of 2 [...]