How to get Kids to Cooperate at the Dentist

In general, getting kids to cooperate is one of the more challenging aspects to parenting. Part of the problem is that kids have their own agenda, and going to the dentist probably isn’t very high on that list. Here are some ideas to use before, during and after going to the dentist, that will help…

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…

Primary Teeth Eruption – A Primer for Parents

Contrary to what some parents may believe, a child’s teeth actually start developing while inside the womb, beginning around the fourth month of pregnancy. Primary teeth eruption usually occurs between the ages of six months and one year. Among the first teeth to emerge are the front teeth or the central incisors. These will be…

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…

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…

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…

8 Fun Tooth Fairy Ideas to Try with Your Kid

8 Fun Tooth Fairy Ideas to Try with Your Kid Kids grow up so fast; that’s why it’s important to help them enjoy their childhood as much as they can. Brutal truths are for when they’re older and can already fully grasp the workings of the world. While they’re young, there’s no harm in letting…

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…

The Tooth Decay Process In Kids

The Tooth Decay Process In Kids (And How To Prevent It) Most children are naturally drawn to sweet food. It is therefore highly possible that people were born with not just one sweet tooth; there must have been more. Whether it’s chocolate, candy, ice cream, or cake, they won’t stop gobbling them up unless they’ve finished them…

The 5 Stages of Teething

Teething is an important milestone in a child’s development. It’s one of those things that clearly indicate that a baby will soon be a toddler and will be functioning more like everybody else. It’s exciting, but it can also be a quite challenging time for parents and infants, especially with the discomforts the little ones feel…

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…