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Sprout Dentistry For Kids Blog

See You in Six Months: The Recommended Timeframe for Visiting the Pediatric Dentist

March 27, 2024

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little girl seeing her pediatric dentist

As an adult, you know that you’re expected to see your dentist every six months for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning appointment. But what about your child? Do their teeth need the same type of care and attention? The reality is that young smiles are far more prone to cavity development, and catching problems early on is in the best interest of every child. Read on to find out how often your child should see their pediatric dentist so that their smile remains healthy and cavity-free throughout the year.


Did You Know? 4 Oral Health Facts to Know About Your Child’s Growing Smile

March 7, 2024

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little girl hugging her mom

Parents want what is best for their children. Oftentimes, what we think we know, we don’t. One example of this is oral health and hygiene. While the general rules of brushing and flossing are universally known, other key facts can make a dramatic difference when it comes to helping or hindering your child’s teeth and gums as they grow. Take a few moments to hear from trusted pediatric dentists, Dr. Justin Chan and Dr. Sage Yoo, who explain four oral health facts that can help you take better care of your child’s developing smile.


Identifying the Link: How Tongue-Tie, Constipation, & Reflux are Connected

February 29, 2024

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father holding a baby

Is your baby experiencing constipation and acid reflux? While it’s not uncommon, it’s certainly not something you want to dismiss, especially if it continues for a prolonged period. The mouth and body are closely connected; in fact, it should come as no surprise that many of the gastrointestinal issues babies experience often start in the mouth. As you struggle to identify the reason for your infant’s discomfort, read on to learn why it might be a tongue-tie that is to blame.


Saying Goodbye to Teeth: Why Tooth Extraction is Recommended for Children

February 12, 2024

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little girl preparing for tooth extraction

There are multiple reasons why your child might be recommended for tooth extraction. While it might seem like a procedure that is only used for adults, there are instances when removing one or more teeth from young, developing mouths is crucial. Spend some time learning why a pediatric dentist will suggest this type of treatment and how you can prepare your child for what will be an effective way to improve their smile’s future.


Losing Baby Teeth Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

January 12, 2024

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Child smiles

A child makes an important step in life when they lose their first baby tooth. While people across the world mark the loss of a child’s first tooth as a time to celebrate growing up, many children can experience some anxiety about losing their teeth. After all, these are the only teeth they’ve ever known! Here are a few ways to get your child excited about losing their first tooth, growing up, and taking excellent care of their oral health!


Crying Baby? Could There Be a Connection Between Colic and a Child’s Lip or Tongue-Tie?

December 21, 2023

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crying baby

While not all babies develop colic, many do, and when it happens, parents are often left exhausted from caring for a little one who is crying non-stop. This unfortunate occurrence can cause individuals to feel helpless as they struggle to help their baby achieve relief. While there are many reasons colic can form, have you considered if your child’s lip or tongue-tie might be the culprit? Read on to find out if there is a connection and what can be done to improve the situation.


How SDF Dental Sealants Can Protect Your Child’s Smile from Cavities

December 2, 2023

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a child smiling while visiting the dentist

Dentistry is an ever-changing field; constantly, innovations are being made that elevate the level of care being provided by dentists, and at the end of the day, all of these advancements benefit you, the patient! That said, one exciting breakthrough is the use of SDF (silver diamine fluoride) in preventive dentistry, particularly in the realm of dental sealants. Continue reading below to learn more about SDF and how it can safely and effectively be used in dental sealants, which ultimately goes a long way toward protecting your little one’s smile!


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.

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