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Sprout Dentistry For Kids Blog

My Child Needs a Dental X-Ray. Should I Be Worried?

November 29, 2023

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Child getting a dental xray

Dental X-rays can be a source of concern for many parents, especially when it involves their children. However, understanding the importance and safety of dental X-rays can alleviate these worries. In this blog, we’ll explore the significance of dental X-rays for children, the safety measures in place, and ways to make the experience more comfortable for your little one.


Growing Incredible Smiles: 5 Dental Tips for New Parents

November 9, 2023

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a father smiling with his infant child

For a first-time parent, you might have a plethora of questions about what to do, including how to care for your baby’s overall health. While nutrition is important, you won’t want to forget about their pearly whites. After all, baby teeth lay the foundation for their future adult teeth, and you’ll want to ensure that they have a great head start. Read on to learn four dental tips to help your little one grow a healthy smile.


3 Reasons to Use Your Dental Insurance Before Time Runs Out

October 27, 2023

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a little girl visiting the dentist’s office

You care about your child’s oral health, and you want to make sure that they continue to live free of cavities, pain, and infection. To do this, regular preventive care and good at-home oral hygiene habits are essential. But as you consider ways to improve your child’s healthy smile, you may wonder if you’re getting the most out of your dental insurance plan. To avoid losing out on valuable benefits before the end of the year, here are three tips to consider.


Why Should an Infant Lip or Tongue Tie Be Treated Early?

October 10, 2023

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a baby yawning while lying on a bed

Whether you are a first-time parent or not, welcoming a baby into the world is an exciting time. Of course, while they do not come with a manual, it often takes help from professionals who can explain what is normal, when to seek help, and how to navigate the initial days, weeks, and months with a newborn. One thing you might not be considering, though, is the idea of a lip or tongue tie. This common condition occurs in many infants, but the issues that can arise as a result can leave you and your baby frustrated and desperate for help. Read on to find out why it’s in your and your little one’s best interest to catch the early signs of a lip or tongue tie.


How Lip and Tongue Ties Can Cause Speech Delays in Children

September 9, 2023

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a closeup of a smiling child

Communication is a pretty important part of human interaction—simply put, we wouldn’t be able to shape our relationships and connect with the world without the ability to talk! And speech starts at an early age; however, some children face challenges when learning to talk due to lip and tongue ties, conditions that can significantly impact their ability to speak fluently and clearly. Continue reading below to learn a little more about how lip and tongue ties can cause speech delays in children, and the importance of early intervention.


When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Dental Visit?

September 3, 2023

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a young infant next to a giant tooth

As a parent, you should want what’s best for your child all throughout their life. But this doesn’t just include them receiving the best possible education or associating with good people, but also means having a healthy and radiant smile that’s taking them far. And you can help do this by enforcing positive oral hygiene from a young age! Continue reading below to learn a little more about why early dental visits matter and what you can expect when you arrive with your little one at their first appointment.


When Should My Child Start Receiving Fluoride?

August 29, 2023

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young boy brushing with fluoride toothpaste

Keeping young smiles healthy and cavity-free requires regular six-month dental checkups and teeth cleanings, routine brushing, flossing, and rinsing at home, eating a healthy diet, and getting adequate fluoride exposure. But is fluoride safe for children? A pediatric dentist explains why this natural mineral is beneficial for the health and longevity of your little one’s smile and when it’s a good time to start incorporating it into their regular oral hygiene routine.


Should I Have My Toddler’s Lip-Tie Treated?

August 10, 2023

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toddler with a lip-tie

Now that your little one has grown beyond infancy and entered toddlerhood, you may find there are discoveries that either didn’t exist or were not as evident before. Lip-ties may not present themselves as a problem when your little one is a baby; however, as they get older, the change in their facial development may cause this band of tissue to impose greater restriction, making it harder for them to perform normal daily tasks. To find out the kind of issues your little one may develop as a result of a lip-tie, keep reading.


Implement These 4 Habits to Ace Your Next Dental Exam

July 16, 2023

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Girl smiling with teeth as she prepares to get on yellow school bus with other children

Summer vacation is coming to an end, and soon the school year will start up again! It’s easy to forget the basics when you’re overwhelmed with the back-to-school season, but it’s important to maintain your oral health. Protecting your smile can help get your semester off to a good start! Showing off your pearly whites is the key to making a good impression on your teachers and classmates. Here are 4 habits to ace your next dental exam!


Should My Child Have a Frenectomy or Frenotomy?

June 23, 2023

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baby with a tongue tie

You notice that your child is having difficulty nursing and is often fussy. They struggle with colic and acid reflux, and you find yourself struggling to make it through the day because of the exhaustive attempts to feed your baby throughout the night. You may not realize it, but there is a good chance your child has a lip or tongue tie. But how can it be fixed? A pediatric dentist is here to explain the difference between two different procedures – a frenectomy versus a frenotomy and which one is right for your little one.

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