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…

My Child Has Two Rows of Teeth

Should I Be Worried that My Child Has Two Rows of Teeth? Your little one is growing up and he is going through many physical changes. That’s how the body naturally works; however, there are some changes that can look odd and can be quite worrisome. One of the common “transformations” that you’ll see in your…

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…

The Importance of Dental Health Education for Parents

You are your child’s first teacher and your home is his first school. Apart from teaching your kid his ABCs and good manners, there is another important thing that you should teach your child: the importance of taking care of his teeth and gums. That can be a tough challenge for many parents. One reason…

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…

What are the 6 Myths About Baby Teeth?

Thanks to advances in technology, new parents now have access to relevant information that will help them take care of their baby and ensure the little one’s good health. However, this easy access to information comes with a price: it can also be confusing to sift through all the advice, recommendations and “expert” tips you…

Early Childhood Oral Care

It’s always smart to start good habits early and this principle applies to your child’s oral care. Even before your child cuts his first teeth, you can already launch into simple oral hygiene for him. With a soft gauze or washcloth, clean his gums to get rid of milk residue. Doing this way before teeth…

Dentists Explain the Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

Every time your child shows resistance to brushing his teeth, you tell him that his teeth can get messed up due to the accumulation of plaque. Many parents use the terms plaque and tartar interchangeably, thinking that both refer to one and the same thing. But as dentists explain the difference between plaque and tartar,…

Why Baby Teeth Are Important

At the earliest possible time, parents should teach their children good oral hygiene habits. One reason behind this is that forming these habits early in life enables children to perform these automatically when they get older. Another reason why children should learn good oral hygiene habits while still very young is to protect their baby…