Kids Dental Space Blog

How to Talk with Your Child about the First Visit to the Pediatric Dentist

May 7, 2023

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mom and daughter talking casually about visiting the dentist

As you look at your calendar for the upcoming week, you see your child’s first dental visit. You might have seen viral videos of parents who choose not to tell their kids that they’re going to the dentist until they’re already in the car or even choose to lie to get them in the car in the first place. Visiting the dentist shouldn’t be a cloak-and-dagger endeavor. In fact, you should discuss going to the pediatric dentist beforehand to prepare your child for the appointment!

However, if you don’t talk about this visit tactfully, it could make the appointment scary or even traumatic. In the content below, you’ll learn how you can carefully talk about the first dental visit to minimize your child’s fears and make it a positive experience.


Why Are Lip and Tongue Ties So Common?

April 7, 2023

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a baby with a tongue tie

As a new parent, you may wonder why your baby is struggling to latch or take a bottle. You may feel as if your inability to nurse successfully is why you’re experiencing depression. What you may not know is that your child’s lip or tongue tie might be the reason. If this concept sounds foreign to you, you’re not alone. Many individuals are unfamiliar with this issue or have not heard of it being a problem for decades. But now, you might find yourself asking, “Why is there suddenly an increase in lip and tongue ties?” Read on to discover the answer.


Here Are Non-Candy Halloween Goodies for Trick-or-Treaters to Enjoy

October 4, 2022

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With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to think about what you’ll give visiting trick-or-treaters this year. Kids are going to be given candy at nearly every house they visit, so their parents and especially their teeth won’t mind if you don’t add any more sugar. Consider giving out Halloween candy alternatives this year to support oral health. Not only will those goodies have a longer lifespan in a child’s room than a piece of candy, but you can also rest easy knowing you aren’t contributing to any cavities. Here are suggestions from a pediatric dentist in Towson.


5 Ways to Make Losing Teeth Less Scary for Your Child

September 14, 2022

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little girl holding baby tooth in hand

For some kids, losing a baby tooth is an exciting rite of passage that means they’re growing up. Not only do they get a cool story to tell their friends at school, but they look forward to finding money under their pillow. However, there are children who are absolutely terrified at the idea of losing a tooth. While that’s not an unusual reaction, you can make the entire process less anxiety-inducing with a few tips. Continue reading to learn five ways you can make losing baby teeth more fun for your little one!


Preparing Your Autistic Child for Special Needs Dentistry

August 15, 2022

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child with autism enjoying special needs dentistry

You know it’s necessary, but you worry how it’s going to go. Your autistic child’s dental appointment is coming up, and you can’t help but feel a little anxious. Although pediatric dentists usually receive more training than general dentists for serving those with special needs, you have found one who is an expert and has years of training and experience! While special needs dentistry can make the appointment as pleasant as possible, what can you do to prepare your child and help them feel comfortable? Here are 5 tips you can do prior to this visit!