Oral Health

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 […]

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 […]

What’s the Big Deal About Fluoride and Sealants?

While brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings go a long way, they are not enough to fully protect your child’s teeth against decay. As an extra measure of prevention, there are two other tools that go a long way in preserving your child’s oral health: fluoride and sealants. Fluoride Fluoride is a naturally occurring element […]