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 […]

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 […]

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 […]