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 to Help a Child with a Sore Mouth

As your child grows, there are several reasons that they could suffer from a sore mouth and gums. Here are a few of the most common. Orthodontic work: When your child first receives braces, their mouth takes some time to adjust to them. Additionally, soreness can be caused when they are tightened or adjusted during…

How to Treat a Teething Baby for Bad Breath

Let’s be honest, there are few things that are cuter than a baby who has two or three teeth popping up out of their gums. That not-quite-toothless grin could make anyone smile from ear to ear. But what’s the one thing that can diminish the endearing quality of a teething baby? Bad breath! Baby bad…

Should You Ask for Laughing Gas for Your Child at the Dentist?

Trips to the dentist can be scary, especially for small children. At Children’s Dentistry of Las Vegas, we do everything we can to make your child comfortable. From our warm, kid-friendly office to our welcoming staff, we strive to make your child’s time in our care as enjoyable as possible. These efforts extend to the…

When Does a Kid with a Loose Tooth Need to See a Dentist?

Kids lose teeth frequently during their younger years; primary (baby) teeth fall out and get replaced by permanent adult teeth, usually beginning around the age of six, but sometimes as early as four. Most of the time, loose teeth are nothing to worry about and will fall out naturally. However, there are a few situations…

What to Do for a Toddler with Swollen Gums

Your child’s dental health is more than just their teeth. The gums are important too, and if there’s an issue, they might also need treatment from a dentist. Sometimes your toddler’s gums may be swollen over their teeth – making it painful for them to chew. If this is the case, it’s best to schedule…

What to Know Before the First Dentist Appointment for a Baby

It’s never too early to ensure your child has excellent oral hygiene. At Children’s Dentistry of Las Vegas, we have extensive experience in pediatric oral care, beginning with infants. Here’s how to prepare and what to expect for your child’s first dentist appointment as a baby. When Should I Schedule the Appointment? Your child should…

7 Signs it’s Time to Make Your Kid a Dentist Appointment

At Children’s Dentistry of Las Vegas, we understand some children (and adults!) can feel anxious about going to the dentist. If your child has this common fear, it’s possible they may not want to tell you when something about their teeth is bothering them. Here are seven signs, both obvious and subtle, that it’s time…

What to Expect for a Child’s Tooth Filling

Hearing that your child has cavities that need to be filled might be surprising. After all, you make sure they brush their teeth twice a day, especially before bed, so how did they get a cavity? Cavities in children are actually quite common. The World Health Organization reports that cavities affect 60–90% of school-age children.…