How Dentists Fix Cavities

Cavities can be a problem for kids, teens and adults. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. If you drink or eat foods with sugar, the sticky film of bacteria will produce acids that will attack the tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque will keep these acids in contact with your teeth. Over time, the…

Fall Festivities for Surfers

Hey Surfsiders! We love our patients! And you seem to love us! The only thing that could be better is more people to love! That’s why Surfside kids dental is hitting the beach, or, well, the town. So, spread the word, your favorite dental team will be representing at Elk Grove’s largest family festival, The…

Tooth Fairy Fun

Hey there, Surfside Friends! Do you remember that feeling you used get when you would get a loose tooth? Now we see that same joy in the eyes of our children! Excitement!? Anticipation!? Did you ever wonder where the tooth fairy came from? We sure did! And we know elementary school aged kids are wondering…

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…

Should I be flossing my child’s teeth?

When Should My Child Start Flossing Their Teeth? Dental health is crucial to achieving a good overall health and appearance. As parents, we must know that fighting against oral problems does not have to be laborious and boring – it can also be fun. For instance, let them listen to fun songs while brushing to…

A Confident Smile Equals Confident Kids

Hey there everyone! Teenagers are hip, cool, snappy and confusing! Maybe your child is young enough that you aren’t even considering middle school yet, or maybe your sweetheart just started 7th grade, and you can’t figure out where the time went so fast! When kids hit adolescence things can quickly get a bit tricky in…

Back to School Braces

5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Get Braces  Time sure goes by fast and for most school districts in Northern California we are in full blow back to school mode! Preparations are in order to get our kids ready — appointments with the doctor to make sure they’re healthy, and of course, a stop at…