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How to Spot Cavities in Kids

Child tooth decay is a common problem in kids. This is because children are still honing their dietary and oral hygiene habits. Preventing these issues or catching them early on will result in more manageable and less invasive treatments. Plus, trips to the dentist won’t be as anxiety-inducing if kids are already proud of their […]

How to Treat Tooth Decay in Kids

Tooth decay in kids is one of the most common dental problems pediatric dentists treat. If left untreated, cavities can get worse and reach the inner pulp of the tooth, which can lead to pain and discomfort. Children are more likely to get cavities because of poor diet and dental hygiene habits. It’s important to […]

Should You Pull Your Child’s Tooth?

Does your child have a loose tooth and you’re wondering if you should pull it out? We’ve all been there, especially as it becomes so loose that it’s hanging on by a thread! At Discovery Kids, we know how important it is to handle a loose tooth so that your child’s adult tooth can break […]

Why Pediatric Dentistry is Important

The sooner you get your child into a pediatric dentist, the better their chances of maintaining healthy smiles into adulthood. Kids with healthy teeth can chew food easily, speak clearly, and have better overall health. Not to mention they have beautiful smiles! Your child should see the dentist right when their first tooth pops in. […]

Most Common Dental Problems in Children

Many pediatric dental problems are the same as adults. However, kids’ teeth are still developing and are more at risk for developing issues. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to poor oral health and misaligned teeth. Get in front of your child’s dental health by understanding common dental problems for kids and how to […]

Medicaid Dental Care for Kids FAQ

As you know, dental health is important to everyone’s health, especially children. That’s why states are required to provide dental care options for children but not necessarily for adults. These options fall under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Discovery Kids Pediatric Dentistry accepts Medicaid and CHP+ Dentaquest plans that cover child dental […]

How Sugar Affects Teeth

Cavities need three things to thrive: teeth, bacteria, and sugar. As long as these three things exist, you have a perfect storm for decay. And even if you can’t see it, there’s always a few bacteria hanging around your mouth, so usually, all it takes is a little sugar to kickstart the decaying process. At […]

Dental Sealants for Kids FAQ

Dental sealants are an effective way to protect your child’s teeth. Sealants are barriers to cavity-prone areas like molars. Putting them in place will help strengthen your child’s oral hygiene routine for many years. In fact, the American Dental Association says dental sealants for kids reduce their risk of cavities by 80%! If you’re interested […]

When Should My Child Get Braces?

If you see crooked teeth coming in, you may be wondering when your child should get braces. Some children see an orthodontist as early as 5 or 6 years old, but most children can wait until ages 10-13. Your dentist will track your child’s tooth development for any potential dental issues. In the meantime, you […]

What to Know About Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

You might think that just because your child’s baby teeth are temporary, they’re not important. Actually, baby teeth, like adult teeth, are needed for chewing, speaking, and smiling while being placeholders for adult teeth. They serve a major purpose in development and without proper maintenance, your child could develop baby bottle tooth decay. What is […]