Going to a new doctor or dentist can be a nervous experience. You may not know what to expect or how the visit will go. This goes double when your kids are involved.
If you are thinking of visiting us for the first time, here is a checklist of things to get yourself prepared. We hope this helps ease some stress:
We here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry get a lot of questions about fluoride. Fluoride is an important part of your child’s dental health. Research has shown that fluoride reduces cavities and helps repair the early stages of tooth decay, even before the decay becomes visible.
Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. This year’s theme is “Defeat Monster Mouth.”*
Flossing is one of those things that we all know we should do, but we don’t. Even for kids, it’s important to floss daily. Here are some tips for getting into healthy flossing habits:
Losing baby teeth is another growing milestone during the early school years. Here are some general statistics about losing baby teeth:
We all love food during the holidays, but here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we want to make sure all the food doesn’t add up to dental problems for your kids. Here are a few tips to enjoy holiday food and keep your healthy smile:
Parents are always on the lookout for cavities, but what exactly are they? This posts gives a more in-depth look on this common childhood ailment.
We’ve long known that dairy products contain high amounts of calcium, which can help make strong teeth, but did you know eating cheese can also improve your child’s dental health?
You’ve probably heard of gingivitis in a toothpaste commercial, but you might only have a vague idea of what it is. Our latest blog post gives more concrete details on this common dental problem.
Here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we see all sorts of kids at various stages of their development. Many times we ask parents what their kids’ eating habits are so we can make recommendations for better dental health. One thing that frequently comes up is snacking.
We define snacking as any time a child eats or drinks anything besides water. This means that if your child drinks milk or juice in between meals, we consider it a snack. The reason? Any food or drink (besides water) that coats the teeth can cause tooth decay.