Primary Teeth Eruption – A Primer for Parents

Contrary to what some parents may believe, a child’s teeth actually start developing while inside the womb, beginning around the fourth month of pregnancy. Primary teeth eruption usually occurs between the ages of six months and one year. Among the first teeth to emerge are the front teeth or the central incisors. These will be…

Temporary Tattoo Drawing Competition

Hey Beach Babes and Dudes, There are always exciting things happening at Surfside Dental, and right now we are looking for you! We know how super creative and full of great ideas you are. Well, now is your chance to show it! We are thrilled to share that we are holding a temporary tattoo drawing…

Care After a Braces Adjustment Appointment

How To Deal With Sore Teeth With Braces If you or your child has never had braces, you may not know that once they are applied the child will return every 4-8 weeks for new rubber bands or an adjustment. This is a very important part of the process. Unfortunately, there is some after care…

Fun facts about animal teeth

We aren’t all artists and performers, but sometimes we need to get really creative to engage our children with keeping their teeth clean. Redirection is an important tool. Sometimes just having something new to say is enough to keep the brushing going for another minute or two! Below are some fascinating facts about the teeth…

Tips For Parents With Kids Who Dread Brushing Teeth

Healthy oral habits should be established at a young age. Unfortunately, most children are more inclined to avoid brushing their teeth. Some will create all sorts of excuses (which can be so cute sometimes), while some will just quite adamantly say no.   Despite their refusal, it’s imperative to get them to brush their teeth…

At What Age(s) Does Your Child Get Molars?

When do my child’s molars come in? Hey Surfers! The loss of a baby tooth is considered by many parents and adults as a sign that there is no turning back time — their child is really growing up and getting older. Once kids start losing their temporary teeth, permanent ones will appear to replace…

5 Tips That Can Help Ensure Healthy Smiles For Teens

5 Tips That Can Help Ensure Healthy Smiles For Teens The active, always-on-the-go nature of teenagers can cause them to forget or neglect certain important habits, such as good oral hygiene practices. They will tend to eat and drink unhealthy, sugary foods and beverages, as well as forget to floss and brush. When they have…

The story behind the mural

Stunning Art for Sacramento and Surfside Kids Dental  >> Tag us in your mural photos using #SurfsideSmile When you step inside Surfside Kids Dental in Land Park, Sacramento, there’s no way to miss our beach and underwater theme. The interior was carefully designed with a giant wave, a sandcastle, dolphins on the ceiling, palm trees,…

When Thumb-sucking and Pacifier Use Become a Problem

When Thumb-sucking and Pacifier Use Become a Problem Should parents be concerned if their children suck their thumbs or use pacifiers? That depends on a few things. Babies have a natural urge to suck and it is normal for them and young children to suck on their thumbs. In fact, your little one begins sucking on his…

What a Good Diet Means For Kids’ Oral Health

The connection between healthy eating and kids oral health As a parent, you want your child to have strong and healthy teeth and for him to avoid dental problems at a young age. And although proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the pediatric dentist play crucial roles in the achievement of these goals, parents should not…

Get to know the Surfside Kids Dental Team

Surfside Core Values We aim to make our clients go “Wow” That’s not a typical reaction when you step into a Family Dentist’s Office, but it is when you pay a visit to ours. From our adorable beach-themed interiors to our video game consoles for teens, your kids will be in heaven. We have the…

A Parent’s Guide to Invisalign for Teens

When your child becomes a teenager, her body will begin to exhibit changes that she may suddenly feel self-conscious about — especially if these changes can be immediately noticeable to other people. An example of such a development can be observed in the teeth. Most teens — girls and boys alike — will experience the…