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Nerve Treatment in Primary Teeth..

Date: March 27, 2020 | Time: 10:26am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Nerve Treatment in Primary TeethIt may seem odd to imagine a crown on a baby tooth. After all, the primary teeth are your child's "practice set," right? Unfortunately, that's not really the case. The primary teeth serve a very important purpose, as the placeholders for future permanent teeth. If a child suffers from an infection or abscess in a baby tooth that is left untreated, the tooth may eventually be lost altogether. And if this happens before the permanent teeth.... <view entire article>

Date: March 13, 2020 | Time: 10:24am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Mouthguard Cleaning 101: Know the ScoreThe thought of your child using someone else's mouthguard is pretty disgusting, right? But remember that the bacteria, yeast, fungi and other undesirable particles on your child's own mouthguard need to be cleaned away-properly-before every use. And whether the guard is used for sports or to prevent teeth-grinding, whether it is custom-made or off-the-shelf, it needs to be sanitized regularly, no matter how clean it may look.Rinsing with cold water before and after each use.... <view entire article>

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Date: March 5, 2020 | Time: 2:21pm | Posted By: [email protected] (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 March 2, 2020 and ends March 17, 2020. 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 each bracket submitted at its sole discretion. Employees.... <view entire article>

Mouth Ulcers and Your Child..

Date: February 28, 2020 | Time: 11:22am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Mouth Ulcers and Your ChildSeeing an ulcer in your child's mouth can be disconcerting, especially if the sore causes pain. A relatively common condition, mouth ulcers in children typically are either canker sores, cold sores (caused by the herpes simplex virus) or hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease (caused by the Coxsackie A-16 virus). The first step in helping your child deal with mouth ulcers is diagnosing the underlying cause.Canker sores-one to three small, white ulcers that usually pop up on the inside.... <view entire article>

Mouth Breathing: Why It Matters..

Date: February 14, 2020 | Time: 11:20am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Mouth Breathing: Why It MattersLet's say your child has a stuffy nose for a few days and you notice that, understandably enough, he or she is breathing mostly through the mouth rather than through the nostrils. No long-term harm will result from that temporary change.But if a child breathes through the mouth as a matter of course, week in and week out, cold or no cold, that is a cause for significant concern.Here's why. If left untreated, chronic mouth breathing.... <view entire article>

Calcium 2521More Calcium Equals Better Dental Health..

Date: January 31, 2020 | Time: 11:18am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

More Calcium Equals Better Dental HealthGood nutrition is an important component of good oral health. We all know that children should avoid sugary snacks, especially soda and candy that stick to the teeth. Calcium consumption may play a significant role in maintaining your child's healthy smile. In addition to milk, there are several other foods that will add calcium to your child's diet.Most of us were told as children that milk helps to build strong bones. That is true-and it.... <view entire article>

Mind the Gap: Dealing with Prematurely Lost Baby Teeth..

Date: January 17, 2020 | Time: 11:15am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Mind the Gap: Dealing with Prematurely Lost Baby TeethPeople get two sets of teeth, their primary teeth and their permanent teeth. Losing baby teeth is a normal, healthy part of life. As children grow, their baby teeth fall out to make room for the larger adult teeth that should last them for the rest of their lives. But some children might lose them too soon, usually from cavities or accidents. For others, not all their baby teeth grow in normally..... <view entire article>

Make Toothbrushing Fun for Your Child..

Date: December 20, 2019 | Time: 11:12am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Make Toothbrushing Fun for Your ChildGetting your children to brush their teeth can be a lot like, well, pulling teeth, and it is a challenge many parents list among their greatest difficulties. But getting children to brush-and do it correctly-may require a change of perspective. Dentists have spent decades helping children view taking care of their teeth not as a chore to be dreaded but as a game to be enjoyed. Here are a few of their techniques you might.... <view entire article>

Maintaining Good Dental Health: Easier Than You Think..

Date: December 6, 2019 | Time: 11:10am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Maintaining Good Dental Health: Easier Than You ThinkDentists use all sorts of weird, complicated-looking equipment during treatment. Keeping your child's teeth and gums as clean as they are after an office visit would probably take as much time, work, education and expense as dentists have to go through when starting their practices, right? Wrong. Maintaining your child's oral health is much easier and less complicated than you might think.You don't need any special training, tools or degrees to manage the.... <view entire article>

StuffYourStockingContest: Let the KiDDS Team Stuff Your Stocking!..

Date: November 13, 2019 | Time: 1:53pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

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, Facebook. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.How to enter: Entries consist of following the directions (comment, "like," etc.) given in the official promotion posts on the KiDDS Dental Facebook page between December 2, 2019 at 9:00.... <view entire article>

Living a Sweet Life Without Sugary Beverages..

Date: November 8, 2019 | Time: 10:56am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Living a Sweet Life Without Sugary BeveragesYou limit desserts and encourage your children to brush and floss daily, but they still get cavities. You wonder how this happened. If your children are fans of sports drinks, fruit juices or soda, you may have found the culprit. Sugary drinks-even those that contain no added sugar, such as 100% juice-are very acidic. When you drink them, the acid combines with the bacteria in your mouth and attacks the enamel on your teeth..... <view entire article>

Know When to Take Away the Bottle and Sippy Cup..

Date: October 25, 2019 | Time: 9:54am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Know When to Take Away the Bottle and Sippy CupTo a parent, the bottle and spillproof training cup (often called a sippy cup) are two essential tools that ensure your child is happy and content. We see these two innocuous objects, when used incorrectly, as the root cause of early-onset tooth decay in infants and toddlers.So what is the problem with bottles and sippy cups? Both require a sucking motion, resulting in the liquid coating the six upper front teeth..... <view entire article>

Kicking the Thumb-sucking Habit..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 9:52am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Kicking the Thumb-sucking HabitThumb-sucking is a common way for infants and very young children to soothe themselves when they feel anxious or stressful. Most children abandon the habit once they develop the ability to speak and voice their anxieties. However, for many children, the habit is not so easily abandoned; for them, the risk of developing dental problems such as overbite or jaw malformation is strong.Although it was once believed that, until the emergence of permanent teeth, thumb-sucking caused no.... <view entire article>

Keeping the Color Off Your Child's Teeth..

Date: September 27, 2019 | Time: 9:50am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keeping the Color Off Your Child's TeethAre your child's pearly whites looking a tad less pearly lately? Just like adults, children can suffer from tooth discoloration in both primary (baby) and permanent teeth. Depending on what has caused your child's teeth to become stained, we can recommend ways to improve the teeth's appearance and make sure that the stains do not signify a more serious health issue.A common cause of stained teeth is poor dental hygiene. When your child doesn't.... <view entire article>

Keep Your Teen's Teeth in Tip-Top Shape..

Date: September 13, 2019 | Time: 9:48am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep Your Teen's Teeth in Tip-Top ShapeWhile the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your adolescent child's mouth is eating-or kissing his or her sweetheart-the challenges of adolescence extend beyond these two activities. In fact, teenagers face specific dental problems, most of which can be managed as long as someone stays on top of them. If you have a teen in the house, be aware of the following dental concerns.Healthy, straight smileMost teenagers are preoccupied with.... <view entire article>

Keep Your Teen Cavity-Free..

Date: August 30, 2019 | Time: 9:45am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep Your Teen Cavity-FreeIt's true: Teenagers do know everything. Just ask one; he or she will assure you that it is adults who have their facts-about pretty much everything-wrong.Sometimes facing off against teen attitude can feel poignant, in an "I remember being like that" way. But when your adolescent decides that he or she has outgrown worrying about cavities, there is no cause for smiles, wry or otherwise.Just like children, adolescents must maintain proper dental hygiene to prevent cavities. To.... <view entire article>

Keep Your Child's Smile Beaming..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 9:43am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep Your Child's Smile BeamingAs adults, we know that few things in this world are as beautiful as a child's smile. But if those pearly whites are not well taken care of, tooth decay and misaligned teeth can take their toll. By the time your child reaches adolescence, he or she may avoid smiling or laughing because of unsightly or misaligned teeth.A smile communicates positive qualities. People who smile are perceived as more sociable, trustworthy and intelligent, not only in.... <view entire article>

Keep Your Child's Gums Healthy..

Date: August 2, 2019 | Time: 9:40am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep Your Child's Gums HealthyWhen we consider their oral health, we tend to think of our children's teeth most often. But their gums should be on our minds as well. Gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, is not uncommon in children, and it can signify more than just a little redness.Although gingivitis is a condition unto itself, if left untreated it also can lead to more serious periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis can run in families, but whether it has affected.... <view entire article>

Keep Your ADHD Child Decay Free..

Date: July 19, 2019 | Time: 9:38am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep Your ADHD Child Decay FreeKeeping your child as free of cavities as possible is always a partnership between you, the parent, and us, the dental professionals. This is especially true when your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As a team, we'll use the widely recognized tell-show-do approach, with its brief, clear, step-by-step instructions, to teach and reinforce proper toothbrushing habits.Product choices are important. Some children with ADHD don't like foaming toothpastes; for these children, a toothpaste without.... <view entire article>

Keep Tooth Decay at Bay..

Date: July 5, 2019 | Time: 9:35am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep Tooth Decay at BayTooth decay is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of 2- to 11-year-olds have cavities in baby teeth; 21% of 6- to 11-year-olds have cavities in permanent teeth. And tooth decay doesn't just lead to cavities: When left untreated, it can lead to malnourishment, learning and speech delays, and even deadly bacterial infections.To put it in perspective, tooth decay is actually five times as.... <view entire article>