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Getting That Thumb Out of Your Child's Mouth..

Date: June 8, 2018 | Time: 11:30am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Getting That Thumb Out of Your Child's MouthWhen should you attempt to break your child's thumb-sucking habit? How should you do it? Should you even worry about it? Most children who suck their thumbs (or fingers) as infants stop on their own by the time they turn 5 years old. Generally, thumb-sucking's impact on mouth growth and tooth alignment-a child's bite-arises only if the habit continues after permanent teeth have begun to come in.If your child's fifth birthday is approaching-or.... <view entire article>





Front Teeth-First In, First Out..

Date: May 25, 2018 | Time: 11:22am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Front Teeth-First In, First OutChildren grow up too fast. So many milestones pass: crawling, walking, talking, getting his or her first tooth. Another milestone is losing his or her first tooth. As those baby teeth fall out and their adult counterparts come in, your child graduates to the next level of dental hygiene.So what actually happens? In simple terms, your child's permanent teeth slowly start growing below the primary teeth. As they do, the baby teeth's roots begin to get.... <view entire article>





Date: May 23, 2018 | Time: 12:45pm | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Father's DAY? No way!We'll be celebrating dads ALL WEEK on Facebookand one lucky winner will get a Kindle Fire HD 8 just for playing along.Look for a new way to enter to win each dayJune 10th through June 16th.Contest Rules:By entering this promotion, participant agrees to a complete release of Facebook from any or all liability in connection with this contest. It is also acknowledgment that the contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with,.... <view entire article>





Formula, Fluoride and Fluorosis..

Date: May 11, 2018 | Time: 11:16am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Formula, Fluoride and FluorosisEveryone agrees that the best source of nutrition for an infant is breast milk. The next best thing? Infant formula. However, despite its nutritional value, some types of infant formula have the potential to foster a condition known as dental fluorosis that involves changes in the appearance of the tooth's surface. The tooth enamel is degraded due to an overexposure to fluoride before teeth erupt. Generally, fluorosis is not noticeable; it usually shows up as little white.... <view entire article>





Date: May 1, 2018 | Time: 12:03pm | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Mother's DAY? No way!We'll be celebrating mothers ALL WEEK on Facebookand one lucky winner will get a Kindle Fire HD 8 just for playing along.Look for a new way to enter to win each dayMay 6th through May 12th.Contest Rules:By entering this promotion, participant agrees to a complete release of Facebook from any or all liability in connection with this contest. It is also acknowledgment that the contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with,.... <view entire article>





Fluoride Toothpaste: Right for All Ages..

Date: April 27, 2018 | Time: 11:05am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Fluoride Toothpaste: Right for All AgesPlaque, a film of bacteria that forms daily on teeth and gums, can cause gum disease and tooth decay. Brushing with toothpaste helps remove plaque. But what kind of toothpaste is best for your child?Many toothpastes contain fluoride, a fluorine compound that also helps prevent tooth decay by inhibiting the loss of minerals from tooth enamel and encouraging remineralization of teeth. It also affects the bacteria that cause cavities by discouraging the acid attacks that.... <view entire article>





First Aid for Your Child's Tooth Injury..

Date: April 13, 2018 | Time: 10:58am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

First Aid for Your Child's Tooth InjuryNearly half of all children suffer a tooth injury during childhood, most often from falls, traffic accidents, fighting and sports. Taking immediate action can help lead to a better outcome after treatment. Be prepared to tell us how and when the injury occurred. After Dr. Jared examines your child, he may recommend imaging, if necessary, to determine the extent of the injury and develop a treatment plan. Treatment varies depending on whether the injury.... <view entire article>





Fillings Don't Have to Be Noticeable..

Date: March 30, 2018 | Time: 10:53am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Fillings Don't Have to Be NoticeableAlthough parents don't want to hear that their child needs a dental filling, restorations are often necessary to treat a tooth that has experienced decay. This simple procedure restores your child's tooth to its normal shape and function.Today, dentists have options when it comes to selecting what material to use for fillings. While metal amalgam has been used to fill teeth for more than a century, we increasingly use tooth-colored composite resins for this procedure.The.... <view entire article>





Kentucky Derby Hat Contest 2018..

Date: March 22, 2018 | Time: 2:20pm | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

The KiDDS Dental 2018 Kentucky Derby Hat Contest Rules Facebook in no way endorses or promotes this contest. It is solely promoted by KiDDS Dental. Win a lunch for your team! Participate in the KiDDS Dental Kentucky Derby Hat Contest!How to participate . . .1. Contact Jaymie@GrowUpSmiling.com to reserve your official KiDDS Dental Kentucky Derby Hat. 2. Decorate your hat.3. Take a digital picture of your hat and email it to Brandie@GrowUpSmiling.com, making sure to note.... <view entire article>





Guard Your Child's Mouth During Sports..

Date: March 16, 2018 | Time: 12:19pm | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Guard Your Child's Mouth During SportsDoes your child participate in a contact sport such as football, boxing, hockey, lacrosse or rugby? If so, you can greatly reduce the risk of traumatic injury to your child's mouth by having him or her wear a mouthguard while playing and practicing. In fact, experts recommend mouthguards for youth involved in noncontact sports, such as gymnastics or recreational activities, that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth.Also known as a gum shield,.... <view entire article>





Exterminating Sugar Bugs..

Date: March 2, 2018 | Time: 11:46am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Exterminating Sugar BugsHas your child ever asked you if there are "sugar bugs" in their food? If they have, chances are they have recently been given a lesson on plaque. "Sugar bugs" are a popular teaching tool used by dentists to help children learn about the dangers of plaque. Children are easily confused by discussions of "invisible films of food particles and bacteria that latch on their teeth," but they are certainly aware of bugs and that they don't want.... <view entire article>





Expecting? Mom's Healthier Mouth Means a Healthier Child..

Date: February 16, 2018 | Time: 11:42am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Expecting? Mom's Healthier Mouth Means a Healthier ChildKeeping teeth and gums healthy is always important, yet many pregnant women ignore dental visits as they become wrapped up in other health care demands of pregnancy. Disregarding regular dental care during pregnancy poses risks not only to the mother but also to the child she's carrying.Research has indicated a possible link between gum disease in pregnant women and low birth weight, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and preterm birth. While those relationships have not.... <view entire article>





Floss Madness 2018..

Date: February 15, 2018 | Time: 1:00pm | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Facebook in no way endorses or promotes this contest. It is solely promoted by KiDDS Dental. The Rules: KiDDS Dental's Floss Madness Bracket Contest begins February 15, 2018 and ends March 13, 2018. By submitting a bracket, each entrant agrees to the rules and states that they are 18 years or older. Who may enter: Adults 18 years or older are eligible to complete a bracket. KiDDS Dental will determine the eligibility of.... <view entire article>





Every Six Months: The Importance of Routine Dental Care..

Date: February 2, 2018 | Time: 11:39am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Every Six Months: The Importance of Routine Dental CareMost children need to be seen by a dentist at least every six months for regular cleanings and checkups. Good oral health requires professional cleaning and observation, especially as children grow. It can be difficult for little children to learn to brush properly, and older children and teens may engage in habits like chewing sugary gum or candy that can lead to plaque build-up. And even the best brushers and flossers can't.... <view entire article>





Emergency Dental Help: Always Available..

Date: January 19, 2018 | Time: 11:27am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Emergency Dental Help: Always AvailableIt's Murphy's Law of Parenthood: Your child's teeth will be fine until our office has closed for the day. So what should you do when it's 9 p.m. and your kindergartner cracks a tooth, your son suddenly complains of terrible pain from an unrecognized infection or your teenage daughter breaks her braces?In some cases, a hospital emergency room will be your best bet. Jaw fractures or serious cuts to the mouth that require immediate medical care.... <view entire article>





Drink Well While Protecting Your Child's Tooth Enamel..

Date: January 5, 2018 | Time: 11:23am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Drink Well While Protecting Your Child's Tooth Enamel"If you're thirsty, drink orange juice rather than soda." You've probably said that more than once to your child. But did you know that too much citrus juice can actually harm the enamel coating on your child's teeth? It is true, but that does not mean your child should avoid orange juice and other citrus altogether. It simply means that he or she needs to take a couple of steps to make sure.... <view entire article>





Don't Give Your Baby Tooth Decay..

Date: December 22, 2017 | Time: 11:19am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Don't Give Your Baby Tooth DecayAre cavities contagious? You may be surprised to learn that tooth decay in babies often begins with germs passed from adult to child. Babies are born without the bacteria that cause cavities; if your infant has been infected with those germs, you could be the cause.Cavity-causing bacteria can be passed to a child through the saliva of an adult, usually the primary caregiver, who has tooth decay. A study in the journal Pediatric Dentistryfound that.... <view entire article>





Don't Give Dental Injuries a Sporting Chance..

Date: December 8, 2017 | Time: 11:16am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Don't Give Dental Injuries a Sporting ChanceAthletic activities bestow many benefits on growing children. They can be good for children's health and social lives, while helping to teach them important lessons that will be valuable long beyond childhood. Unfortunately, without proper precautions, many sports pose dangers to a child's teeth-more sports than you might think.The American Dental Association lists 29 sports for which people of any age should wear mouthguards. In addition to expected sports such as skateboarding and martial.... <view entire article>





KiDDS Dental 2017 Elf on the Shelf Photo contest!..

Date: December 7, 2017 | Time: 12:04pm | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

KiDDS Dental's 2017 Elf on the Shelf Photo ContestFacebook in no way endorses or promotes this contest. It is solely promoted by KiDDS Dental.The Rules: KiDDS Dental's Elf on the Shelf photo contest begins Dec 26, 2017 and ends Jan 2, 2018. By submitting a photo, each entrant agrees to the rules and states that they are 18 years or older. Who may enter: Adults 18 years or older are eligible to submit a photo. .... <view entire article>





Don't Delay on a Dental Abscess..

Date: November 24, 2017 | Time: 11:12am | Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (KiDDS Dental)

Don't Delay on a Dental AbscessAny time your child suffers from more than momentary or very mild tooth pain, you should strongly consider seeing Dr. Jared right away. That suggestion becomes a hard-and-fast rule in the case of a potential dental or periodontal abscess, which will likely cause your child significant pain and may be visible as a pus-filled "pimple" on the gum.An abscess is caused by a bacterial infection that, if left untreated, can affect more than just the.... <view entire article>