Bay Area Kids Dentist Blog

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. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

April 24, 2020
Kids and the Dentist

Parents should bring their kids into see us at Bay Area Kids Dentist as soon as their first tooth comes in, or by their first birthday. After that, we like to have our young patients go on a twice-a-year appointment schedule so we can keep a close eye on their developing dental health. As children […]

April 17, 2020
Your Child's Dental Check-up Schedule

You've probably heard that dentists recommend having a checkup every six months. That applies to adults and children alike. In some cases, however, we want to see a patient more often, at Bay Area Kids Dentist in Santa Clara. If your child has an increased risk for dental problems, we advise you to bring them […]

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