How to Teach Good Dental Hygiene for Kids

Teaching your child good dental habits is crucial in their development. Keeping teeth clean and healthy adds to a child’s overall health. Because of this, it’s important for children to understand how to take care of their smiles. How Do You Teach Children Good Dental Hygiene? There are plenty of ways to help kids maintain […]

Healthy Tips for a Happy Halloween

It may be the scariest time of year for us – the time of year when candy is everywhere and the potential for cavities skyrockets! While we want your child to have a fun and safe Halloween, we also want to take their health into consideration. Without losing any of the fun, here are some […]

Dentists and Your Baby: Everything You Need to Know

Over the last several months, the team at Discovery Kids Pediatric Dentistry has compiled the most asked questions about baby dental care. We have answered these in different blogs, but we are now compiling them into one big ‘baby guide’. If you are a new parent, or you just have questions about when a baby […]

Dentists & Your Baby: When is Juice Okay?

If you are a parent, your priority is doing everything you can to keep your baby safe and on the right track to lead a long, healthy, beautiful life. In today’s world, there are so many things that are constantly being thrown our way for consideration. Things our own parents never really worried about are […]

Dentists & Your Baby: When Should You Start Brushing Your Baby’s Teeth?

There is a sentence spoken by some households that terrifies each and every pediatric dentist. It sends chills down our spines, makes the hair on our arms stand up, and gives us a stomachache. “You don’t have to take care of baby teeth, they’ll fall out anyway!” While yes, baby teeth will inevitably fall out, […]

Dentists & Your Baby: When to Schedule Their First Appointment

As parents, specifically if you are new parents, keeping up with all of the weekly, monthly, and yearly well visits for your baby can seem daunting. Especially with an infant, you may be feeling the weight of sleep deprivation and the hit to your normal routine – making scheduling things like medical appointments and dental […]

The Most Common Dental Procedures for Kids

When you first have children, no one tells you about all of the routine doctor visits that will be recommended. From their first newborn well check with their pediatrician to the yearly sports physicals – you may want to rethink that health savings plan. For many parents, an annual dental visit to their child’s pediatric […]

How and What to Eat with Braces

Most parents assume that getting braces is only for cosmetic reasons. Few realize that it is actually just one step of many that dentists use to correct overbites, crooked teeth, and spacing issues. As our children get older, their teeth move around a lot. By the age of seven, dentists recommend starting spacing procedures (if […]

Helping Kids Conquer Their Fear of the Dentist

Fear of the dentist starts at a very young age. In fact, by the age of two studies show that kids are already fearful of dentists, doctors, and other medical professionals. While some of this fear can come from traumatic experiences (such as preventive vaccines at their yearly well-checks), a lot of anxiety is instilled […]