Should I Stop My Child From Thumb-Sucking?

Should I Stop My Child From Thumb-Sucking? Thumb-sucking is a natural reflex for babies. This is a habit that can be seen even among infants in the womb. Babies suck their thumbs to feel happy and secure. This habit also helps induce sleep and as such, babies and toddlers often suck their thumbs before bedtime….

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun holiday for both parents and their kids. For parents, its a great opportunity to showcase their creativity and their fun side. And for the kids, wearing costumes of their favorite characters enables them to immerse themselves in a world of fantasy and play. And oh, don’t forget about the sweet treats…

Celebrate National Orthodontic Month At Surfside Kids Dental

Everybody looks forward to October – well, actually, it’s often the end of October because of the candy-fest that is Halloween. Young and old look forward to all the sweet treats they’ll get going to Halloween parties and Trick-or-Treating. So, the fact that October is also the National Orthodontic Month is easily overlooked, even if…

Health Benefits Of Eating An Apple A Day

Aside from toothbrushes, apples can give teeth a good cleaning because of their fiber-rich flesh. These fruits work like a scrub on your teeth gums, and tongue. An apple a day can help remove food debris stuck to your gums or hiding between your teeth. Tooth decay is an infection that can seriously damage the…

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…

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…

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…

8 Fun Tooth Fairy Ideas to Try with Your Kid

8 Fun Tooth Fairy Ideas to Try with Your Kid Kids grow up so fast; that’s why it’s important to help them enjoy their childhood as much as they can. Brutal truths are for when they’re older and can already fully grasp the workings of the world. While they’re young, there’s no harm in letting…

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…

The 5 Stages of Teething

Teething is an important milestone in a child’s development. It’s one of those things that clearly indicate that a baby will soon be a toddler and will be functioning more like everybody else. It’s exciting, but it can also be a quite challenging time for parents and infants, especially with the discomforts the little ones feel…

Dental Emergency Tips for Parents of Active Kids

Kids are naturally inquisitive and seem to be filled with boundless energy. Sometimes, this can lead to mishaps which can leave parents worried and their children hurt. Such instances may sometimes involve the teeth. In these situations, it is crucial for parents to avoid panicking and to perform the appropriate emergency treatment to contain the…