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 […]

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 […]

It’s Children’s Dental Hygiene Month!

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, so now is a good time to check in with your family and make sure your kids are taking good care of their teeth. Keep in mind, when your child is young, they are uniquely receptive to picking up habits, so make sure you expose them to good ones! […]

Foods that Naturally Whiten Teeth

It’s important for children to eat a healthy diet, but getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies is a challenge for many parents. At Discovery Kids Dental, we have one more method that you could use to help entice them: certain healthy foods whiten teeth! Next time you serve your child a bowl of […]