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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>

Keep Those Primary Teeth Intact..

Date: June 21, 2019 | Time: 9:34am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep Those Primary Teeth IntactChildren often seem to have an innate ability to find trouble in the strangest places. As a parent, you worry about scrapes, cuts and other assorted boo-boos. But too often, you don't think of tooth injuries. Simply put, tooth injuries involve any loss, chipping or cracking of a primary (baby) tooth.The best starting point for you as a parent is to instill a consistent daily dental regimen. Insist on having your child brush his or her.... <view entire article>

Keep Those Baby Teeth Healthy..

Date: June 7, 2019 | Time: 9:31am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep Those Baby Teeth HealthyAs adults, we understand and accept that good oral hygiene is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Poor oral hygiene in adults often leads to drastic complications over the long run. Why, then, would you not want to consider the health of your child's teeth from their very first appearance? Even though these "baby teeth" will one day be replaced with a second set, there is no need to risk the quality of your child's life.... <view entire article>

Keep That Saliva Flowing..

Date: May 24, 2019 | Time: 9:29am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep That Saliva FlowingDehydration occurs when your body loses more water than it takes in, making it unable to carry out its normal functions properly. In both children and adults, dehydration can be caused by excessive sweating, vomiting or diarrhea. Symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration can include dry skin, headache, dizziness and dry mouth.Saliva plays an important role in keeping teeth healthy. It helps wash away bits of food that might otherwise linger on or between teeth. Those food.... <view entire article>

Keep Molar Decay at Bay..

Date: May 10, 2019 | Time: 9:24am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep Molar Decay at BayTooth decay occurs when bacteria in the mouth make acids that eat away at the teeth, causing a hole or a cavity that can cause pain, infection and tooth loss. Helping your child protect his or her permanent molars from the effects of decay can save a world of hurt down the road. Here are some tips to help you ensure that those hard-to-reach back teeth stay as healthy as possible:Make sure your child brushes his.... <view entire article>

Keep It Clean: Why Your Child Needs Regular Dental Cleanings..

Date: April 26, 2019 | Time: 9:22am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep It Clean: Why Your Child Needs Regular Dental CleaningsWith our expertise and instruments, we can clean your child's teeth to a degree that simply cannot be achieved at home. From there, your child has a baseline from which to begin the next six months of brushing, flossing and rinsing until we see him or her again. But there are other reasons to ensure that we clean your child's teeth on a regular schedule:Regular visits ensure that your child is.... <view entire article>

Kindle 2Bintro 2B2

Date: April 25, 2019 | Time: 9:46am | Posted By: [email protected] (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 5th through May 11th.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>

Keep Early Childhood Caries Away..

Date: April 12, 2019 | Time: 9:20am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep Early Childhood Caries AwayDentists use the term early childhood caries (ECC), sometimes called baby bottle caries, to describe the presence of one or more decayed, missing or filled teeth in a child younger than six years old. Any sign of tooth decay in a child under the age of three years is considered severe ECC.The presence of ECC has a major impact on your child's present and future quality of life. Discomfort, pain, infection, abscesses and gastrointestinal disorders can.... <view entire article>

Keep Your Child's Cheesy Grin..

Date: March 29, 2019 | Time: 9:17am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Keep Your Child's Cheesy GrinMost children love cheese for its taste; parents love cheese for its ability to help promote strong bones. But now it seems that there is another reason to love this calcium-rich snack. Not only are dairy products a healthy alternative to carbohydrate- or sugar-filled food and drink but cheese may also help prevent cavities, bad breath and gum disease.In a study published in the May/June 2013 issue of the peer-reviewed journal General Dentistry, 68 children, ranging.... <view entire article>

It's Never Too Early to Prevent Cavities..

Date: March 15, 2019 | Time: 9:15am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

It's Never Too Early to Prevent CavitiesDental problems such as cavities (also known as dental caries) can have a major impact on children. Pain and the effect on their appearance may not only leave children feeling bad but can also result in a lifelong fear of dentists. This leaves many parents wondering just how and when to start preventing cavities.A recent study has shed some light on a factor you may not have considered: how you feed your child. While.... <view entire article>

Is Breast Milk Best for Your Baby's Teeth?..

Date: March 1, 2019 | Time: 10:11am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Is Breast Milk Best for Your Baby's Teeth?Is there a link between how a baby is fed (breast vs. bottle) and the future development of cavities? There's no simple answer to that question.Here's what we currently know. First, cavities-technically, dental caries-are infections caused by Streptococcus mutans bacteria. Almost all adults have these bacteria in their mouths, and you will surely transfer them to your baby. If the baby has any teeth, the addition of another necessary element, sugar on a.... <view entire article>

Hyperdontia-Too Many Teeth..

Date: February 15, 2019 | Time: 2:31pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Hyperdontia-Too Many TeethWhen children are born, most will have 20 primary teeth and 32 permanent teeth in their jaws, waiting to erupt at the appropriate time. Some children, however-approximately 1% to 4% of the population-will have additional teeth, a condition known as hyperdontia; the extra tooth is known as a supernumerary tooth. Most children with the condition are otherwise healthy-that means we can usually ensure a good outcome.There is no clear cause of hyperdontia, but it probably has a genetic.... <view entire article>

Hunt Down Plaque at Home..

Date: February 1, 2019 | Time: 2:28pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Hunt Down Plaque at HomeIf your child brushes and flosses regularly, you probably feel confident that his or her oral health is under control. Unfortunately, that may not be the case. Plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that destroys tooth enamel and causes decay and gum disease, may still be lurking-and since this substance is invisible to the naked eye, you will have no idea that it is there.Luckily, several products on the market can help identify hidden areas of.... <view entire article>