In the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, it was found that 59% of adolescents ages 12-19 had cavities in their permanent teeth. Dental caries, or cavities, are the most common oral health problem even though they’re 100% preventable. As a parent, keeping your young one’s smile healthy and bright is one of your top priorities. Your pediatric dentist lets you in on the top 3 cavity-causing activities that your teen may be doing. Read on to learn what they are and how to fight cavities with proper dental care. (more…)
Shiny Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Blog
April 30, 2019
April 20, 2019
As a parent, your most important priority is that your child grows up with a happy and healthy smile. While losing their baby teeth is a completely natural part of your loved one’s growth, losing them too soon can have a detrimental impact on their oral health. You may be wondering how that can be when their teeth aren’t even permanent yet. Your pediatric dentist fills you in on the importance of baby teeth and how they help shape adult smiles. Nothing fills your heart more than seeing your son or daughter flash a grin, so it’s worth it to read on and learn why your child may be losing their teeth too early and how to prevent it.
March 16, 2019
As your child grows into a teenager, you have probably already said goodbye to the baby teeth and hello to the permanent ones. And while you may have worked hard to instill good oral habits in them as a child, their busy lives can keep them from adhering to the twice a day brushings and daily flossing. If you want to keep your teen’s oral health in check, a pediatric dentist shares three of the biggest threats to your teenager’s teeth and what you can do to help.
March 8, 2019
You’re standing in the bathroom brushing your teeth when you suddenly notice your toddler standing in the doorway watching you. Giving her a smile, you finish caring for your pearly whites before patting the footstool for her to stand on. After putting a bit of toothpaste on her Cinderella toothbrush, she starts brushing away while you put on some music and start a dance party! This type of fun activity can inspire and encourage your children to maintain good oral hygiene. If you’re looking for other ideas to help ensure good habits, let a pediatric dentist share 4 ways you can help care for your child’s teeth and gums at home.
February 25, 2019
You love to see your child smile. It’s the best part of your day, and it warms your heart. But parenting is full of challenges, including getting them to do simple things on their own like brush their teeth. Sometimes you have to pick your battles and let certain things slide. Their baby teeth are going to come out anyway, are they really worth the time and effort to keep healthy? In fact, those little baby teeth are very important for your child’s oral and overall well-being. Check out these 4 good reasons from your pediatric dentist to make taking care of your child’s baby teeth one of your priorities. (more…)
February 13, 2019
These days, kids are more tech savvy than ever before. They can navigate through apps with ease and seem naturally gifted with whatever device they can get their hands on. There are also apps for everything under the sun—including apps for helping kids keep their teeth clean. From your pediatric dentist, here are just some of the best apps available that can make your child’s oral care more fun, efficient, and effective. (more…)
January 22, 2019
If you’re the parent of a teenager, you know they’re usually not very concerned about their oral health. From their perspective, there are too many other things they’d rather spend their time thinking about! But since their oral health in the teen years will affect their smile for the rest of their life, it’s important that they get dental care for the specific issues they face. In fact, you may not know your teen can see a pediatric dentist, but they actually receive special training to provide care for all kids up to age 18. Keep reading below to learn about some of the services your teen can get!
January 8, 2019
Resolutions—you and your family make them every year, but somehow most fall by the wayside when February comes around. Well, this year you can make a resolution that is both easy to keep and important for your health: go to the dentist every six months. To make it more fun for the kiddos, choose to take them to a dentist who specializes in treating children. Here are 4 good reasons to take your kids to a pediatric dentist in 2019. (more…)
December 12, 2018
There is nothing that is more stressful and frustrating than a dental emergency when you are traveling. It’s hard to prepare for an emergency thoroughly. Fortunately, your emergency dentist has tips on how to handle a dental emergency in your family during travel. Read on for some helpful ideas.
December 2, 2018
The holidays are an exciting time of the year, but at the same time, we are also in the height of flu season. When you’re not feeling your best, it’s easy to let your oral hygiene routine fall by the wayside. Your dentist has some simple flu season tips to help you protect both your health and your oral health.