Fun facts about animal teeth

We aren’t all artists and performers, but sometimes we need to get really creative to engage our children with keeping their teeth clean. Redirection is an important tool. Sometimes just having something new to say is enough to keep the brushing going for another minute or two! Below are some fascinating facts about the teeth…

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…

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…

Summer Smiles an Feel Good Fun

Hey there water babies, The second half of summer can feel pretty busy! We pack the sunny days full of fun that may need to last us through the winter months. Kids’ lemonade stands on every corner, and garage sales every weekend are a reminder that there is joy to be had in being a…

4 back to school dental health tips

Hey Surfers, We hope you have been busy beating the heat! Your Jr. surfers may not be thinking about back to school yet, but almost every parent we have talked to is back to school shopping, prepping and scheduling. With all the pending changes, now is the time to focus on healthy eating habits. Not…

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…

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…

Helping Kids Adjust to New Braces

Deciding to invest in braces for your pre-teen or teen is not an easy choice to make. But now that you are finally doing it, there are some things that you need to know so that adjusting to new braces will not be so difficult for you or your child.

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…