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Tackling Teething Terror: Relieving Your Baby's Pain..

Date: December 3, 2021 | Time: 1:21pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Tackling Teething Terror: Relieving Your Baby's PainCrankiness. Crying. Refusing to eat. These are just a few of the symptoms that your baby is teething, a process that typically begins around 6 months of age. Although teeth buds have been lying in wait in your child's mouth since before birth, the teeth don't actually start poking through the gums until the middle of the first year. When they start to come through, the pressure of the tooth breaking through the gum.... <view entire article>

Stuck Between Two Teeth..

Date: November 19, 2021 | Time: 1:19pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Stuck Between Two TeethMany adults have experienced the irritation of an object trapped between their teeth. Children can suffer the same discomfort too, especially because of the large gaps between their developing teeth.Young children like using their mouth to explore the world around them; often, the problem starts when a child uses his or her teeth to break apart an object or remove part of a toy. Most frequently, however, it is food that gets stuck between teeth. For some.... <view entire article>

Sweet Dreams: A Sweetener That Prevents Cavities..

Date: November 5, 2021 | Time: 12:16pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Sweet Dreams: A Sweetener That Prevents CavitiesChildren love sugar. It's sweet and present in so many foods they like. But it comes with plenty of negative side effects, from tooth decay to weight gain to increased risk of diabetes. But knowing sugar is bad for children and getting them to stop wanting it are two very different things. Fortunately, sugar substitutes are available. One alternative, xylitol, is not only a sweet solution for a sweet tooth but may help prevent.... <view entire article>

Straight Talk About Crooked Teeth..

Date: October 22, 2021 | Time: 12:14pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Straight Talk About Crooked TeethAs your child's teeth grow in, there's a good chance they may not all line up neatly. As your child grows older, misaligned teeth, often the result of genetics, can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Not only can treatment boost his or her confidence and self-esteem as your child grows into adulthood but it can save your child from a variety of health problems.Misaligned teeth can take many forms-an overbite or an underbite, too much or too.... <view entire article>

Start Your Child's Oral Health Routine Early..

Date: October 8, 2021 | Time: 12:11pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Start Your Child's Oral Health Routine EarlyThe first year of life for your infant is an important one-with rapid development that sets the stage for health later in life. While you might already be thinking about routines such as sleeping, make sure you don't neglect the importance of establishing an oral health care routine with your child.Research suggests that the earlier you start the better. In fact, studies show that a large number of 2- and 3-year-olds already have cavities;.... <view entire article>

Special-Needs Children Require Special Oral Health Strategies..

Date: September 24, 2021 | Time: 12:07pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Special-Needs Children Require Special Oral Health StrategiesWhile oral health is important to sustain a child's overall good physical health, children with special needs-and their parents-often find necessary oral-care maintenance routines challenging.At home, consistent, creative preparation can be very useful to keep toothbrushing time as stress-free as possible. If your child resists brushing in the bathroom, for instance, choose another room or setting. Make sure all objects you might need-everything from toothbrush to fresh water to swabs-are close at hand before.... <view entire article>

Soothing Your Baby's Teething Blues..

Date: September 10, 2021 | Time: 12:06pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Soothing Your Baby's Teething BluesThink back to the last time you had a toothache. The soreness, the probably wasn't the best day of your life. Now imagine experiencing discomfort like that for months on end. For some babies, this is how teething feels.Your baby's teeth begin to emerge when he or she is around 6 months old, and the whole set of 20 primary teeth usually will be in by the age of 3 years. Some babies aren't bothered.... <view entire article>

Store Your Child's Toothbrush Safely..

Date: August 27, 2021 | Time: 12:04pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Store Your Child's Toothbrush SafelyStoring a toothbrush may seem simple. Many stores carry a wide array of brush holders in assorted colors and themes. But storing a toothbrush properly involves more than popping it into a case. Here are a few steps to follow when putting your child's toothbrush away.1. Rinse the toothbrush-What good is cleaning your child's mouth with a dirty toothbrush? Rinse the head of the toothbrush to make sure that all the particles cleaned out of your.... <view entire article>

Stick to It: The Benefits of Chewing Sugarless Gum..

Date: August 13, 2021 | Time: 12:02pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Stick to It: The Benefits of Chewing Sugarless GumLet's pop one myth: it's not cracking, popping or blowing bubbles with gum that can make it something of a health boost to your kids. Simply chewing it, though, actually can help prevent cavities.Here's how it works: The gum, to start, has to be sugarless. The only chewing gums endorsed by the American Dental Association shown to prevent cavities are those that contain the sugar substitute xylitol. Studies show that when children.... <view entire article>

Stand Firm on Your Child's Oral Hygiene..

Date: July 30, 2021 | Time: 11:58am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Stand Firm on Your Child's Oral HygieneIf you are a parent, you may be all too familiar with the tears, tantrums and general difficulties of getting your children to regularly brush his or her teeth. As nerve-racking as it is for you, it is important that you stand firm on the daily routine. The foundation for healthy permanent teeth in children starts in the first years of life. As a parent you are responsible for building this foundation and helping.... <view entire article>

Special Patients, Special Care: Dentistry and Your Special Needs Child..

Date: July 16, 2021 | Time: 11:56am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Special Patients, Special Care: Dentistry and Your Special Needs ChildWhile going to the dentist can be daunting for anyone, children with developmental disabilities may find it particularly challenging. The sounds, smells and sights of a dental office can be frightening when children have sensory issues or trouble understanding the world around them. Luckily, we are specially trained to treat young patients who might need a bit of extra attention and special care.Since people with disabilities can be at higher risk.... <view entire article>

Sore Mouth Can Distress a Person..

Date: July 2, 2021 | Time: 11:53am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Sore Mouth Can Distress a PersonA sore or inflamed mouth can occur for many reasons, including canker or cold sores, mild burns, wearing braces, or irritation from biting the tongue or teeth; but no matter what causes mouth soreness and inflammation (also called stomatitis), the effects are the same: Discomfort that can affect your child's ability to eat, speak and even sleep.Canker SoresPale, often yellowish, sores that usually have an outer red ring, these sores occur most commonly on the.... <view entire article>

Snack Attack on Your Child's Teeth..

Date: June 18, 2021 | Time: 11:50am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Snack Attack on Your Child's TeethToday's children are exposed to more food choices than ever before. A wide variety of edibles, from fruits and vegetables to sugary and salty snacks to fast food, is available. And children love to snack. It's common knowledge that what children eat can have a major impact on their health and well-being. But even the decision of when to eat can have a major impact on a child's dental health.Everyone knows that sugary foods and.... <view entire article>

Soothe Teething Pain Naturally..

Date: June 4, 2021 | Time: 11:47am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Soothe Teething Pain NaturallyBaby's first tooth is usually a cause for celebration. But as teething gets underway, you may search for a way to relieve the pain for your crying infant. Among the most commonly used pain relievers are teething gels. Applied to baby's gums, the gels can numb the area and offer relief. However, experts say that if these gels contain benzocaine, they should be avoided for children under the age of two years. The Food and Drug Administration.... <view entire article>

Smoothies: Not So Smooth Sailing for Teeth..

Date: May 21, 2021 | Time: 11:45am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Smoothies: Not So Smooth Sailing for TeethFruit smoothies have been touted by some companies as an easy and tasty way to get your child to eat the two to four daily servings of fruit recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in its food pyramid. But fruit smoothies may not be all their proponents claim. And a new study suggests that fruit smoothies may be hazardous to the teeth.A typical fruit smoothie is made of fresh or frozen fruit pureed.... <view entire article>

Smile an Everlasting Smile..

Date: May 7, 2021 | Time: 11:42am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Smile an Everlasting SmileWe like to talk about maintaining your children's healthy smiles. That's not just about protecting their teeth. Believe it or not, smiles themselves are very important.Here are a few reasons why.We are born to smile. Almost from birth, we are able to smile and recognize smiles. It's the easiest of all expressions to identify-you can actually recognize a smile from 300 feet.... <view entire article>

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Date: May 2, 2021 | Time: 11:02am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Hey Mom! We'd like to celebrate you!We love moms and will be celebrating them ALL WEEK on Facebook AND Instagram.One lucky winner will get a gift card to a local eatery just for playing along.Look for a new way to enter to win each dayMay 2nd through May 8th.Contest Rules:By entering this promotion, participant agrees to a complete release of Facebook and Instagram from any or all liability in connection with this contest. It is also acknowledgment that the contest.... <view entire article>

Smart First Aid for Broken Teeth..

Date: April 23, 2021 | Time: 11:39am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Smart First Aid for Broken TeethInjuries to children's teeth are common, but damage can be minimized if you know what to do. Making sure you get fast dental treatment is the key to handling dental injuries in children.Dental trauma often happens between the ages of 18 and 36 months, when toddlers are curious but still uncoordinated. In older children with permanent teeth, sports accidents are a major cause of broken teeth.If your child chips or shatters a tooth, try to.... <view entire article>

Date: April 9, 2021 | Time: 11:36am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Skip the Soda-Save the TeethMost parents understand that the combination of sugars and acids in sodas and other soft drinks are bad-really bad-for children's teeth. Here's why: In the mouth, soda causes a buildup of harmful acids that eat away at tooth enamel, making teeth far more prone to decay. While most parents understand the dangers of drinking an excessive amount of soda, several studies show just how dangerous drinking any soft drinks can be when it comes to maintaining.... <view entire article>

Sippy Cup Do's and Don'ts..

Date: March 12, 2021 | Time: 12:30pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Sippy Cup Do's and Don'tsSippy cups provide a natural transition between bottles and regular cups. A good sippy cup can be a wonderful tool to teach your child how to drink independently and transition from sucking to sipping. Sadly, many families misunderstand the purpose of sippy cups and use them less as a teaching device and more as a way to avoid messes. This can result in the formation of bad habits and increased risks of dental problems. Here are.... <view entire article>