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….

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…

Kids Dental Retainers

If you are a parent of a child who has ever had to wear a retainer you know they come with a few issues. Getting your child to wear them or remember to wear them can be a challenge. Also trusting your child to take their retainer to sleepovers or out of the home can…

Happy Father’s Day From Surfside Kids Dental

Father’s Day is a long time tradition meant to celebrate the role of Fatherhood. Two of our very special Surfside Kids Dentists, Dr. Dan and Dr. Blake allowed us to reach out to their own children in honor of Father’s Day to learn a little bit more about them through the eyes of their children….

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

Hey Surfsiders! Today we are addressing one of the most common concerns parents have about their kids teeth, BRACES! At what age should my child see an orthodontist? For a lot of parents, a trip to an orthodontist is not necessary until their children have completely gotten rid of their baby teeth — which is around the age…

When Should My Child Get Braces?

Wondering when your child should get braces? We have got the scoop! In your years on this Earth, you have likely already appreciated the merits of a great smile, so naturally you want this for your children. It isn’t going to ensure a happy and successful life, but don’t estimate just how much it can…

4 tips to find the best dentist for your family

  Your dentist is going to become your partner in oral health, picking one that makes you and your littles feel comfortable, that is certified, and that knows how to work with kids is really important. However the process of picking one that caters to your needs can be overwhelming, to help you with the…

4 tips to keep your toddler teeth clean and cavity free

  4 tips to keep your toddler teeth clean and cavity free Taking care of your childs teeth start even before their fist tooth comes out, can you believe it? And there are a couple of things we should keep in mind when we (as parents) are taking care of their oral health, being sure…