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….

5 bad habits that will guarantee cavities

The best way to ensure you’ll end up with strong, healthy and capable teenagers is to get young children into healthy habits, and with teeth it is absolutely no different. A child’s language development begins significantly before their first words, and, believe it or not,  their dental health begins before their first tooth. Promoting healthy…

Are Gummy Vitamins Healthy For Kids?

Vitamins are essential for the growth and development of children. That is why many parents provide their children with supplements like gummy vitamins.  For some parents of picky eaters, gummy vitamins serve as a fail-safe which provide children with the vitamins and minerals their growing bodies need but lack due to their eating habits. At the…

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…

We Want Your Candy!

It’s that time again, Candy Buy Back! Happy almost Halloween! We know it is super cool to get the most candy. Candy is great fun, and it’s delicious too! Now there is something else that’s cool about candy. Your candy can earn you m$ney! Here at Surfside we want you to win in every possible…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Toys That Encourage Kids Care

Toys That Encourage Good Dental Care for Kids Playtime is critical for the growth and development of children. During play, your child learns a diverse array of verbal and non-verbal communication skills, forms new habits and provides parents an opportunity to teach values. Apart from being an outlet for imagination, creative thought and fantasies, do…

5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Floss

 Teaching Kids to Floss The Right Way! Flossing is a very tricky part of oral hygiene routines. In fact, even adults tend to fail to do it properly (or at all), so it’s pretty understandable if children struggle with it, too. However, if you want your kid to learn how to floss properly so he…