Holiday Hoopla and Dental Hygiene Habits

Holiday Hoopla and Dental Hygiene Habits During the holidays we can get busy. Ok, very busy. Ok, like really crazy busy. It is an easy time to get out of good oral hygiene habits, and so it is also a good time to be mindful of the importance of those habits and make an extra…

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…

Latex Free Dentistry, Equals LOVE We want coming to our Northern California pediatric dental offices to feel like coming home. Unfortunately, it makes perfect sense that going to the dentist can bring on some anxiety and fear, but we make every effort to counter those feelings your kids may be having with fun and friendly…

 The Anatomy Of A Tooth

Does your child often wonder what the dentist is actually telling her while treating her teeth? When he says “crown,” does she think he means the top of a person’s head, or the paper crown handed out to all the young patients who behaved really well during the check-up? It’s rather cute when little kids…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…