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August 14, 2020
Protect Your Enamel, Protect Your Teeth

This message from Bay Area Kids Dentist is about tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is uniquely suited to protect your teeth. If you keep your tooth enamel healthy, you will avoid many oral ailments. You won't get cavities. Your teeth will be less likely to chip or crack. You will avoid many causes of tooth stains. […]

August 7, 2020
How Vaping Can Hurt Your Dental Health

The use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, commonly called vaping or e-cigarettes, is increasing among young people. At Bay Area Kids Dentist, we remind young patients and their parents that it's a harmful practice that impacts their dental health and overall well-being. What is vaping? Vaping is an alternative to cigarette smoking Instead of smoking […]

July 28, 2020
Should Santa Clara Teens Whiten Their Teeth?

Getting a smile just like their favorite singer or movie star might be high on your teen's priority list. However, you may want to talk with your dentist before buying an at-home tooth whitening product. As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, teeth whitening should be overseen by a professional. There are a number of factors […]

July 24, 2020
Work With Your Pediatric Dentist To Monitor Wisdom Teeth

Even if your son or daughter practices proper dental hygiene and has no known problems, it's important to schedule regular exams at Bay Area Kids Dentist. One reason for this is so we can keep an eye on wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth usually come in during the late teens or early twenties. If one but is […]

July 17, 2020
Help For Kids With Bite Problems

When the upper and lower jaw are not the same size, it often creates bite problems. At Bay Area Kids Dentist, we can help. The common issues include: Overbites and Underbites When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the reverse is true, it is called an […]

July 10, 2020
Protect Young Smiles For Active Kids

Do you have a son or daughter who plays youth sports? Soccer, baseball, football, and basketball can be very perilous for your child's teeth. Here's a reminder about protective mouth guards from Bay Area Kids Dentist. Football is a rugged contact sport, yet there is a relatively low rate of tooth injuries that occur in […]

July 3, 2020
Super Smiles For Life

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and good dental health begins with pediatric dentistry from Bay Area Kids Dentist. We recommend a child's first dental visit be early in life: as soon as the first tooth comes in, or by the first birthday. An early check is the first step in preventing troubles and […]

June 26, 2020
How Long Can You Use a Toothbrush?

Have you replaced your child's toothbrush lately? At Bay Area Kids Dentist we recommend a new toothbrush every three months (that goes for kids and grownups, alike). Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, and that can be bad for dental health. It's one of the reasons why most dentists hand […]

June 19, 2020
Protect Young Smiles From Childhood Tooth Decay

We get it. Parents have a lot to worry about when it comes to their child's health and safety. Committing to daily oral hygiene will prevent the pain, inconvenience, and expense of dealing with tooth decay in children. At Bay Area Kids Dentist, we can help. Even though most moms and dads know the basics […]

June 12, 2020
Lifelong Dental Health!

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and good dental health begins with pediatric dentistry from Bay Area Kids Dentist. We recommend a child's first dental visit as soon as the first tooth comes in, or by the first birthday. An early check is the first step in preventing problems, and sets the stage for […]

June 5, 2020
Soda Spells Double Trouble

Soft drinks, soda, pop. No matter what you call it, it has been the beverage of choice for generations of kids. No one has ever confused it with healthy beverages, and in this post from Bay Area Kids Dentist, we'll give you another reason to avoid this ubiquitous drink. For dental health, soda deals a […]

May 22, 2020
Do You Have A Thumbsucking Toddler?

Thumb-sucking is fairly normal in many young children, and it's something we often see at Bay Area Kids Dentist. Most kids outgrow it, but it takes longer for some. Prolonged thumb sucking can cause future dental problems. Open Bite. An open bite happens when the front teeth in the lower and upper jaw are moved […]

May 15, 2020
We Love Patient Referrals!

At Bay Area Kids Dentist, many of our new patients come to us on the recommendation of a parent of one of our current patients. This is, of course, very flattering. It's important to any dental practice to get new patients, but when they come to us because parents are so pleased with our care, […]

May 8, 2020
Oral Health In Childhood Has A Lifelong Impact

Keeping teeth healthy is important at every age, and it begins during childhood. Parents should brush their children's teeth when they're still little, and bring them in for regular checkups at Bay Area Kids Dentist. The sooner children start having regular checkups, the healthier their teeth and gums will be as they grow up. Tooth […]

May 1, 2020
Should You Pull a Loose Baby Tooth?

Losing baby teeth is a rite of passge for children: tangible evidence of getting older, plus a little profit if the tooth fairy pays a visit. At Bay Area Kids Dentist, we have some thoughts on losing baby teeth. Sometimes things don't go as expected. The loose tooth won't come out, even after a week […]

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