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…

 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…

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…

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…

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…

Frequently Asked Questions About Kids Dental Health

Here at Surfside we care about your child’s dental health! We also care about your peace of mind, and we know you probably have a lot of questions for us. Below are some commonly asked questions that we get and some simple answers to put your mind at ease. Why should I choose a pediatric…

Surfside Kids, Brush Your Teeth!

Wild and crazy Surfside Kids Dental patients are awesome! We know your little ones are active, and want to play in the surf and the sun all the time. Although they may be able to wash their own adorable faces, noses and toeses, many of them still need help developing a healthy dental routine. For…

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…

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…