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….

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…

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…

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…

Sippy Cups and Kids Teeth

What Parents Need to Know About Sippy Cups As you know, Sippy cups are used to help children transition from breast or bottle feeding to drinking using a cup they can hold on to. The use of these cups is usually introduced when a child has developed sufficient motor skills to firmly grasp one, typically…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…