General Dentistry

Decay Prevention for Children

A child’s oral health must be protected from birth through adolescence and into adulthood. Unfortunately, many children develop tooth decay early in life – a condition that can progress into serious oral health problems. Keeping a child’s teeth strong and healthy requires preventative measures. At our pediatric dental practice, prevention is the foundation of all […]

Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier Use

Children are born with a natural sucking reflex. In fact, babies begin to suck on their fingers while still in the womb. Sucking a thumb or pacifier is relatively harmless during the first few months of life and may actually be emotionally comforting to an infant. However, prolonged sucking that lasts into the preschool years […]

Why are Baby Teeth Important

The primary teeth are the teeth that babies are born with and continue to develop in the first few years of life. Though these teeth eventually fall out to make room for permanent teeth, primary teeth serve many important purposes. Not only are they essential to a child’s physical development, but they also contribute to […]

Infant Oral Care

A lifetime of good oral health begins during the first stages of life even before the first teeth emerge. Parents who are well-educated in children’s dental health can more adequately ensure that a child’s oral care needs are met. From an early age, pediatric dentists serve as partners in oral health and prevention, answering questions and providing helpful […]

The Mouth is Connected to the Rest of the Body: Oral Health and its Indications for General Health

Is oral health connected to the whole body? The connection between the health of the mouth and the rest of the body is being actively explored today. Dr. Kim, a.k.a. Dr. Kim, at Kidz Smile Center loves to share her knowledge to help maintain balance in oral and general health. It is clear that the […]

Pediatric Dentists vs. General Dentists… Children Are Not Little Adults

Children vs. Adults It is pretty clear to anyone that has or works with children that they are not miniature versions of adults. The way they see new experiences, the way they react to stress, and their ability to reason are unique to children. Yes, it’s true some adults face challenges when visiting the dentist. […]

Stop Teeth Troubles in Their Tracks with Periodic Dental X-Rays

In pediatric dentistry, earlier really is better. When problems are detected early, it’s possible to create a plan of action to minimize and eliminate many future dental issues. Periodic dental x-rays, or radiographs, are a particularly important tool used in pediatric dentistry. Dentists perform visual exams of the teeth, but not all structures inside the […]