Kids Dental Space Blog

Safety First: Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Kids?

May 10, 2024

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child with a nasal mask on in the dental chair

Does your child feel anxious about getting dental work done? Do they have trouble sitting still for a long period of time? Does your child have special needs? Sedation dentistry can help in all these situations, but as a loving and responsible parent, you’re concerned about their safety. Is sedation dentistry safe for kids as well as adults?

Looking at the mildest and strongest forms of sedation (i.e., nitrous oxide and general anesthesia respectively), you can see that their use can help your child safely have a more positive experience with their pediatric dentist.


Preventative Parenting: 4 Tips to Help Your Child with Dental Hygiene

January 9, 2024

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A woman and little girl facing each other smiling and brushing their teeth

Did you know that 42% of children will get cavities in their baby teeth? That’s a staggering number that many parents don’t expect. It’s important, therefore, to teach them how to properly care for their teeth. Scheduling a visit with their pediatric dentist every 6 months is a great start, but you’ll have to implement a consistent oral hygiene routine at home, too. As any parent will tell you, that can be much harder than it sounds! Fortunately, your child’s dentist has put together these 4 tips that can help you keep your kid’s smile healthy. Keep reading to learn more!


4 Tips to Protect Your Child’s Teeth This Cold & Flu Season

November 14, 2023

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child brushing teeth during cold and flu season

As cold and flu season approaches, the focus often shifts to acquiring necessary medicines and adopting preventive measures. However, one aspect that might be overlooked during the flu season is the impact on your smile, particularly for growing smiles. Ensuring the health of your child’s smile becomes essential in this context. To guide you and your child through a healthy cold and flu season, continue reading to discover four valuable tips.


The Dentist is a Friend, not a Fright this Halloween

October 13, 2023

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A girl with dental anxiety

Halloween is just around the corner, and the streets are soon to be filled with pint-sized witches, vampires, and ghosts in pursuit of sugary treats. It’s a holiday celebrated with ample sugar and spooky costumes. However, for some, there’s an additional aspect to Halloween that induces genuine fear – visiting the dentist.

If you want to beat the fear of the dentist this season, continue reading. You’ll learn why the dentist isn’t something to dread, but rather a friend who helps keep your smile healthy.


How Can I Pack a School Lunch That Doesn’t Cause Cavities?

September 13, 2023

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Man prepares child for school

Every child deserves a tasty, nutritious lunch after a long morning of education. With the school year well underway, parents across the nation are back in the groove of packing a brown bag for their children. While every parent is rightly concerned about their kid having a full belly in the afternoon, it can sometimes be a little too easy to forget about how some foods can have a negative impact on oral health. Here are some foods that can cause cavities along with some healthy alternatives.


Getting a Sports Guard for Back-to-School

July 21, 2023

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child wearing a dental mouthguard

Every parent’s primary wish is for their child to enjoy both safety and happiness. However, when your child is an athlete, it can sometimes seem challenging to reconcile these two desires. It’s undoubtedly crucial to support your child’s passion, but it’s equally important to ensure their well-being and prevent potential injuries. If your child doesn’t already have one, a professionally crafted sports guard can be a significant step toward avoiding serious dental emergencies. As you’re likely gearing up for back-to-school shopping, here’s what you should consider about the possibility of getting a sports guard for your child.


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!

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