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The Hidden Dangers of Flavored Waters..

Date: May 6, 2022 | Time: 12:54pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

The Hidden Dangers of Flavored WatersFlavored waters seem harmless enough. After all, they are not sodas, and drinking plenty of water is an important part of staying healthy. And some of them even contain vitamins! Sounds like a smart way to keep your child hydrated, right? Not so fast. While flavored waters may seem like healthy choices at first glance, studies have shown that many ingredients in flavored waters-including high fructose corn syrup, ascorbic acid and artificial colors-actually contribute to.... <view entire article>

The Calming Truth About Sedation..

Date: April 22, 2022 | Time: 12:52pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

The Calming Truth About SedationFor some, the idea is frightening: You are going to sedate my child? While this inherent fear comes from deep parental instincts, it often results from miscommunication, misunderstanding and confusion. Dr. Jared and our clinical team employ a variety of techniques to make your child's dental care less painful. The decision about which technique to use should take into account the type of procedure being performed and what works best for your child.Whenever possible, we opt.... <view entire article>

The Baby-tooth Truth: They're Important!..

Date: April 8, 2022 | Time: 12:49pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

The Baby-tooth Truth: They're Important!When your child's primary (or "baby") teeth fall out naturally, beginning on average around age 6, you know the side effects are temporary: slight difficulty chewing, perhaps, or a little lisp. You might assume that if a baby tooth is lost prematurely-due to decay or injury, for instance-it would just mean that those temporary side effects last a bit longer and are somewhat more inconvenient.Actually, when a child loses baby teeth too early, the impact-if left.... <view entire article>

Six Simple Steps to Keep Baby's Mouth in Tip-Top Shape..

Date: March 26, 2022 | Time: 11:31am | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Six Simple Steps to Keep Baby's Mouth in Tip-Top ShapeLooking at your infant's toothless-or near toothless-smile, you may wonder why there is any reason to worry about establishing good dental health practices at such a tender age. The fact is that even before teeth emerge, a baby's mouth is subject to the same sorts of bacteria found in the adult mouth. Failure to keep your child's gums and emergent teeth healthy and clean can result in dental problems down the.... <view entire article>

The Asthma-Tooth Decay Connection..

Date: March 25, 2022 | Time: 12:46pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

The Asthma-Tooth Decay ConnectionThe dental health of a child with asthma who is taking anti-asthmatic medication needs careful attention. According to a recent study, asthma and tooth decay are the two major reasons children and adolescents are absent from school. What's more, there may be a connection between the two.Experts say that children who use anti-asthmatic medications may have a higher rate of cavities in both primary and permanent teeth, as well as more severe decay. A 2007 study compared.... <view entire article>

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Side of Candy..

Date: March 11, 2022 | Time: 1:43pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Side of CandyFor better or for worse, children love candy. Sweets are, well, sweet. While common knowledge says that candies aren't good for your children's teeth, not all candies are created equal.Some "good" choices of sweets include the following:Fruit: "Fruit isn't candy," you might say. Well, that depends on your definition of candy. Fruits are nature's candy. They are richer in fiber and.... <view entire article>

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Date: February 11, 2022 | Time: 1:36pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Teething Late? Blame It on Your Family's GenesMost children begin developing teeth between six and nine months of age, but in some children, the emergence of teeth occurs later-sometimes much later. While in some cases, late emergence simply can be a matter of genetics, in other cases delayed dentition can be a sign of other, more serious underlying factors that warrant the attention of a dental specialist. Conditions like Down syndrome and thyroid disease are related to late tooth development.... <view entire article>

Teething and Fever-What's the Connection?..

Date: January 28, 2022 | Time: 1:33pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Teething and Fever-What's the Connection?While babies usually cut their first teeth at between four and seven months of ages, some children do not get their first teeth until their first birthday or later. Crankiness, drooling and fever have long been considered traditional signs that a child is teething. But is fever connected to teething?Recently, researchers observed a group of infants aged five to fifteen months, recording the babies' body temperature and symptoms during the period when children typically get their.... <view entire article>

Teeth Touching? Start Flossing..

Date: January 14, 2022 | Time: 1:29pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Teeth Touching? Start FlossingFlossing is an important tool for children as it is with adults for preventing cavity formation between teeth, removing plaque between teeth and below the gumline before it hardens into tartar. Your child's need to floss can start as early as age 2 1/2 .Primary teeth often have space between them, reflecting the slow development of your child's mouth. Eventually, as that spacing decreases, you will notice two or more of your child's teeth touching-or at least.... <view entire article>

Teach Your Child Effective Toothbrushing Technique..

Date: December 31, 2021 | Time: 1:27pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Teach Your Child Effective Toothbrushing TechniqueAccording to research, over 40% of children have cavities by the time they enter kindergarten. Poorly-cared-for baby teeth may cause infection, pain, and problems eating and speaking. They can also affect the permanent teeth when they erupt. You can help your child avoid these dental problems by teaching good tooth-brushing habits and technique.By ages 2 to 3, children should be introduced to the MOI brushing technique: Clean the masticatory (chewing) surfaces with simple horizontal (scrubbing).... <view entire article>

Straightening Out Your Child's Smile..

Date: December 17, 2021 | Time: 1:24pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Straightening Out Your Child's SmileVery few people have perfectly straight teeth. Dentists use the term "malocclusion" to describe the failure of the top and bottom teeth to bite together as they should. If your child has malocclusion, he or she could have an overbite, underbite or crossbite. In addition, your child might have problems with gum tissue, speech development, appearance or the jaw joints.Even though your child's teeth may have some degree of malocclusion, that doesn't necessarily mean his or.... <view entire article>

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Date: December 6, 2021 | Time: 4:46pm | Posted By: [email protected] (KiDDS Dental)

Contest Rules:By entering this promotion, the participant agrees to a complete release of Facebook from any or all liability in connection with this contest. It is also acknowledged 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 6, 2021,.... <view entire article>

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>