Tips for Teaching Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

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We believe that starting a good oral care routine with your child at an early age is essential for the long-term health of their teeth. But we know that getting a young child to understand the importance of brushing their teeth can be an uphill battle, so we’ve put together a few tips that will help your family along the way.

The Dangers of Thumb, Finger, and Pacifier Sucking

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Most pediatric dentists recommend helping children discontinue sucking habits by their first birthday or shortly thereafter. If your toddler or preschooler is still sucking their fingers, using a pacifier, or routinely relying on a sippy cup, there are some serious growth complications that can arise.

When to take away a pacifier: How pacifiers effect your child’s teeth

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It is no secret that millions of children all around the world love their pacifiers. For many parents this little device is the best way to sooth and calm a child when all else fails. One of the main reasons for this is that sucking on a pacifier or something as simple as their own thumb helps them feel content and secure.

How to make your child’s first dentist visit a success

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A child’s first visit to the dentist can be a bit scary. More often than not, you as a parent are more scared than your child. However, if you educate yourself properly beforehand and therefore know what to expect, you will find out that it doesn’t have to be a scary experience for you or your child.

Welcome to Our New Blog!

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Here at Bellmead Kids Dentistry, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these articles. … Read More

Support Your Child’s Oral Health With These Tooth-Friendly Foods

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Your child’s daily diet can support their oral health and help them build a smile that will serve them well throughout their life. Teaching your little one healthy food habits combined with teaching good daily oral hygiene habits are the building blocks of a healthy smile. Today, Dr. Susan Francis and our team are happy to share with you some … Read More

Building Your Child’s Healthy Smile Early

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Keeping your child’s teeth and gums protected from tooth decay and gum disease essentially prepares them for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Today, Dr. Susan Francis and our pediatric dentistry team have some tips to help you care for your child’s smile. — Be sure to bring your little one into Bellmead Kids Dentistry for a check up around their … Read More

An Interdental Toothbrush Can Help Clean Hard to Reach Places in Your Mouth

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Your daily oral hygiene regimen is very important for removing plaque buildup and stray food matter before they can harden into tartar or promote dental caries. This includes flossing between your teeth and gumline as well as brushing your teeth twice each day. If these bacterial deposits aren’t removed from the contours of your teeth they can encourage gum disease … Read More