Now that summer is finally here, your kids can bask in some of their newfound freedom. However, it is important to not let their vacation from school to also become a vacation from their typical dental routine. Oftentimes, during the summer, families tend to abandon some of their healthier habits, which can result in some… Continue reading 3 Tips for Your Kids to Maintain a Healthy Smile During the Summer
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding the age at which a child should visit the orthodontist. Many believe it should be during their teen years, but the right time to see an orthodontist is actually between the ages of 7 and 8, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. At this age, some of your child’s… Continue reading When Should My Child See the Orthodontist?
Gummies are a very popular snack for children, and have moved beyond their purpose just as sugary candy with the introduction of gummy vitamins on the market. Most gummy vitamin brands advertise their products as a way for parents to provide nutritional supplements to their children in the form of a fun treat. While gummy… Continue reading How Gummy Vitamins and Snacks Can Impact Your Teeth
As a painless alternative to standard cavity drilling procedures, silver diamine fluoride or SDF treatment has become more and more popular in recent years – especially for the parents of young kids. Easy to apply and cost-effective, silver diamine fluoride is a great new weapon against tooth decay. At Adventure Dental, our Santa Clarita pediatric dentists can help you… Continue reading Silver Diamine Fluoride: A New Weapon Against Cavities
February is Children’s Dental Health Month, which is designed to raise awareness regarding the importance of oral health in children. This is important given that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children and, unfortunately, many parents are not as aware as they should be. That said, this is almost entirely preventable if… Continue reading National Children’s Dental Health Month
When Should I Start Using Fluoride Toothpaste for My Child? Fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter. Why? This naturally-occurring substance strengthens tooth enamel (the harder, outer shell of your teeth) and makes teeth more resistant to decay. It appears in varying amounts in water sources, including rivers, lakes, and oceans. Fluoride is even added… Continue reading Fluoride Toothpaste: Safe, Even for Toddlers!
When Should A Child First Visit The Dentist? Some parents might think dental visits are not too important so early on in their child’s life, but the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggests that a child should have his or her first trip to the dentist by the age of 1, or within 6… Continue reading When Should My Child First Visit the Dentist?