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January 6, 2020

How Can I Keep My Child from Wanting to Eat Toothpaste?

While brushing with toothpaste is essential for keeping your child’s teeth clean and free from cavities, it is important to avoid swallowing it. Ingesting fluoride toothpaste in a small amount is generally considered to be safe. However, large amounts can damage your child’s permanent teeth, as well as causing stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and other […]

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December 10, 2019

How Do You Treat Dry Mouth in Children?

Dry mouth is a condition that typically affects adults, especially the elderly. However, even children can develop this condition. Dry mouth can jeopardize your child’s oral health, nutrition, and development, and may, at times, require intervention from your trusted team at Jet Set Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. We are all about keeping your child’s smile healthy […]

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November 19, 2019

How to Assemble a Tooth Fairy Kit

Establishing a tooth fairy tradition is a wonderful way to tap into your child’s imagination, to emphasize the importance of healthy smiles, and to help make oral hygiene more exciting. So, how do you get prepared? The first step is assembling a tooth fairy kit. The following are some ideas to get you started on […]

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October 10, 2019

How Milk May Help Reduce Tooth Decay Caused by Sugary Foods

We all know that drinking milk is excellent for growing bones and teeth, but did you know that drinking milk after consuming sugary foods can reduce the damage sugar can do to teeth? While it’s always a good idea to limit children’s sugar intake, you can always count on milk and dairy products to help […]

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September 16, 2019

How Teething Fits into Infant Development

Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby! So much is going on through your mind as you hold your little one in your arms. Before you know it, your child will begin teething, which is a normal part of infant development. Most babies teeth between six and ten months of age, and most children […]

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August 22, 2019

Is Thumb Sucking Hurting My Child’s Teeth?

Parents want what’s best for their kids, and caring for their teeth is one way to do this. A question parents often have is whether thumb sucking is hurting their child’s teeth. While most children outgrow this behavior before any damage is done, it’s important to acknowledge that thumb sucking can pose an oral health […]

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July 30, 2019

Is My Kid a Good Candidate for Dental Braces / Retainers?

If crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw are detracting from your child’s smile, you may want to consider orthodontic treatments. Whether you opt for braces or for clear retainers, your child will be on the way to a perfect smile. For evaluation and to determine if your child is a candidate for dental braces or […]

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June 4, 2019

Is Tooth Decay the Most Common Childhood Disease?

Tooth decay is more common in childhood than more parents realize. We, at Jet Set Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, would like to emphasize the importance of preventive dental care to ensure your child enjoys a healthy smile for a lifetime. While childhood decay can cause complications, the good news is that it is a preventable and […]

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May 14, 2019

How Can Parents Help Prevent Tooth Decay?

All parents want what’s best for their kids, including protecting their oral health. Unfortunately, many young children develop tooth decay, which can progress into serious oral health issues. At Jet Set Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in a preventive approach to keeping your child’s teeth in tip-top shape. We look forward to working alongside you […]

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April 18, 2019

What Age Should My Child Start Flossing?

Caring for your child’s teeth from a young age will ensure healthy, happy smiles, and also sets the stage for a lifetime of oral health. While most parents understand the importance of flossing, many wonder what age to start.   When To Start Flossing You will need to begin flossing daily once the teeth start […]

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