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…

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…

Surfside Kids, Brush Your Teeth!

Wild and crazy Surfside Kids Dental patients are awesome! We know your little ones are active, and want to play in the surf and the sun all the time. Although they may be able to wash their own adorable faces, noses and toeses, many of them still need help developing a healthy dental routine. For…

Kids Moving & Dental Health Connection

Fun in the Nor Cal Sun! When the sun is out or the tide is in, it’s time to get outside and move your body. We know exercise is good for the body, but what does it do for your oral health? A regular exercise routine does a lot to help the body maintain a…

4th OF July Fun & Fare!

Let’s get this out of the way, 4th of July is on Tuesday. Many of you have likely already had your 4th of July celebrations over the weekend. But for those of you that still have your patriotic party hats on we have compiled a list of “can’t miss” events in the Sacramento, Elk Grove…

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…