How to Brush Your Kids Teeth

A common mistake that new parents make is assuming that caring for their child’s baby teeth isn’t important because they fall out eventually anyway. What they don’t realize is that developing tooth decay as a preschooler or losing a baby tooth too soon has a major effect on the health of the adult teeth. That’s [...]

February 21st, 2016|

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

One of the questions that parents ask Dr. Radwan, Dr. Mullen, or Dr. Metwally is “What is a pediatric dentist?” They understand that pediatric dentists treat children, but may not know the specific services they provide or the special training they have completed. A pediatric dentist is one who works with children from the newborn [...]

February 7th, 2016|

When to Start Brushing Baby Teeth

Parents are sometimes under the mistaken assumption that they don’t need to care as closely for their child’s baby teeth as they do their permanent teeth because they all fall out eventually. Nothing could be further from the truth. Children can develop serious dental disease due to poor oral hygiene that affects the health of [...]

January 21st, 2016|

How Many Baby Teeth Do Children Have?

Although newborn babies are born with tooth buds below the gums, most infants don’t get their first teeth until around six months old. At Bay Area Kids Dentist, new parents often ask us “How many baby teeth do children have?” The answer is 20. Most kids have all of their baby teeth, also called primary [...]

January 7th, 2015|