Children’s Dentistry Blog Articles

At Children’s Dentistry of Las Vegas, we know that education is a key component of a child’s overall health. An ounce of prevention truly is worth more than a pound of cure. By teaching both parents and children the fundamentals of good dental care and hygiene, we can help prevent some of the common kids’ dental issues and help ensure healthy smiles for life!

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Our blog is a place where our expert staff can guide our patients and their families, providing education and advice on a host of dental issues. Each of our doctors are accredited in their field of expertise, and you’ll find their posts to be both enlightening and entertaining. All of our staff members are invested in helping children have the best possible outcomes when it comes to their dental health, and this passion comes through in every post you’ll find on our blog.

About Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry of Las Vegas is the gold standard for pediatric dentistry in the greater Las Vegas area. Our ten locations are quickly accessible to anyone in the metro area, and we have late night and Saturday appointments available to help parents with their busy schedules. We proudly accept Medicaid, as well as many other insurance plans. If you have questions, contact our caring and compassionate staff by calling (702) 425-1371 or emailing us at info@childrensedationdentist.com.

Pediatric Dentistry Articles

How Sugar Can Hurt Your Teeth

Our teeth are highly underrated, considering how important they are. You only ever get two sets, so once your adult teeth grow in, you’ve got to treat ‘em right! There is a reason why teeth are always part of a general physical assessment. If our teeth are decaying, it is a good indicator that things…

Tips to Relieve Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

Many children have fear of the dentist. The unfamiliar sights and sounds can overwhelm small children. A single bad experience as a kid can even give adults long-term anxiety during dental exams. A 2018 survey conducted by online dental marketing research platform, Dentavox, revealed that more than 60% of adults share that anxiety. The pediatric…

Can a Pacifier Cause Teeth Damage in Children?

Parents use pacifiers to provide soothing comfort to infants and reduce the chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) because they are less likely to sleep deeply and more easily awakened. Teeth damage from a pacifier is unlikely to affect a child’s teeth up to toddlerhood to an extent that will require corrective measures such…

What Does it Mean if Your Teeth Hurt After Flossing?

Flossing is a good and necessary oral hygiene habit when done once a day, ideally before bedtime. Flossing removes food particles from between the teeth where your child’s toothbrush cannot reach and helps prevent cavities and gum disease. If your child complains that their teeth hurt after flossing, this may be due to minor discomfort,…

How to Spot and Treat Gingivitis in Children

Gingivitis in children and adolescents affects as high as 73 percent between the ages of 6 and 11. It causes inflammation of the gums in response to plaque that sits along the gumline, in surrounding gum tissues (sulcus), and between the teeth (gingival margin). Though it is the first stage and mildest form of periodontal…

Bad Habits that Can Hurt a Child’s Teeth

There are many bad dental habits that can harm your child’s teeth. Among the most common are avoiding dentist visits, teeth grinding, incorrect brushing techniques, thumb sucking, and a high-sugar diet. As a parent, it’s important to help promote good overall oral care for your child as they grow and develop, such as recognizing how…

Safe Relievers for Kids Tooth Pain

It can be heartbreaking to see a child in pain. This may be especially true when it comes to a toothache because the pain likely won’t go away on its own. Finding the right pain reliever for kids to relieve the pain without any side effects or other health risks is important. To help you…

How to Keep a Teething Infant’s Gums Healthy

The experience of teething can be surprising and uncomfortable for children. Knowing what to do as a parent is important, not only for your child’s comfort (or for your own sanity and peace of mind) but also to make sure that your teething infant’s gums stay healthy along the way. To help you navigate this…