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Based in the heart of South Meadows in Reno, our office is committed to excellence and providing your children with the highest quality of care in a warm and nurturing environment. Dentistry for Kids’ number one goal is to ensure that both you and your child are comfortable during each visit. Dentistry for Kids’ mission […]

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity affects millions of people at some point in their life. Some of the most common symptoms of tooth sensitivity come in the form of pain or discomfort in reaction to hot or cold sensations. The causes for tooth sensitivity vary, and some of them are easier to treat than others. Tooth sensitivity can […]

Why Brush Your Teeth?

The toothbrush has a long history that spans thousands of years and many different designs. The first ever toothbrushes were made of sticks and twigs that had frayed ends. Later on, toothbrushes were made from bone, wood or ivory, and hair from various animals. Over time, toothbrushes have advanced in design and effectiveness. The toothbrushes […]

Is sparkling water bad for your teeth?

Dentistry for Kids Reno is committed to the highest quality of care and comfort for your teeth. We hate to burst your bubble, but if you thought you were avoiding damaging your teeth by swapping soda for sparkling water, we’re afraid it’s not quite true. Drinking trendy sparkling waters like LaCroix, Perrier or Bubly can […]

What To Expect At Your Child’s First Pediatric Dental Appointment

Dentistry for Kids believes that even the smallest patients deserve the best care. We want to give every child an experience that keeps them returning and sets them up for a lifetime of excellent oral care.  . Tooth decay is the #1 chronic childhood illness, yet many parents don’t know when to bring their children in […]

Help Your Child Stop Finger or Thumb-Sucking

Sucking is a natural reflex and thumb-sucking habits are common for young children. It may make them feel safe and happy, or provide a sense of security during periods of stress. Due to factors like frequency, duration, intensity and position, such a habit can adversely affect the position of the jaws and cause a malformed […]

Stages of Dental Care- from Pregnancy to Adolescence

PREGNANCY During pregnancy, a woman’s hormone levels rise and gingivitis is common. Severe gum disease in the mother has been linked to babies with low birth weight and premature births. Additionally, baby teeth crowns develop in the fetus and chewing surfaces of the permanent molars begin to form during pregnancy. A balanced diet and use […]

What is Gum Disease

What is gum disease and how can I prevent it? While many people believe periodontal disease is an adult problem, studies indicate gingivitis (the first stage of periodontal disease) is nearly a universal problem among children and adolescents. Advanced forms of periodontal disease are less common in children than adults, but can occur. Chronic gingivitis […]

Causes of Tooth Decay

What Causes Tooth Decay? Several types of bacteria living on the teeth cause decay. The most common bacteria associated with dental decay are Mutans Streptococci. When sugar is consumed, the bacteria metabolize the sugar and produce acids which demineralize the teeth and cause infection/decay. What is Early Childhood Caries or baby bottle tooth decay? Early […]

Cavity Prevention

How to: Prevent cavities Cavities are caused by a combination of: Bacteria High sugar consumption Lack of oral hygiene 1) LIMITING BACTERIA PROLIFERATION ON THE TEETH Each of us develops decay-causing bacteria as an infant. While we may limit the amount of bacteria present by brushing and flossing, complete elimination of bacteria is impossible. The […]