How do I pick a toothbrush and toothpaste for my kids?

We all want the best for our kids. When it comes to dental care we want to go to the best dentist (Surfside, of course!), get the best toothbrush, and buy the best toothpaste.  The first one is easy. Scheduling regular check-ups and cleanings with your child’s dentist is the best way to maintain proper…

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…

Tips For Parents With Kids Who Dread Brushing Teeth

Healthy oral habits should be established at a young age. Unfortunately, most children are more inclined to avoid brushing their teeth. Some will create all sorts of excuses (which can be so cute sometimes), while some will just quite adamantly say no.   Despite their refusal, it’s imperative to get them to brush their teeth…

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…

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…

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 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…

Why X-Rays are Necessary for Protecting Your Child’s Dental Health

It’s only natural for careful parents to want to know everything about procedures that health professionals recommend to their children. They wish to understand the necessity of these things in order to protect their children’s wellbeing. An X-ray is actually a valuable diagnostic tool. Some parents tend to find their children too young for X-rays…

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…