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Teach Your Kids the Best Time to Brush Their Teeth

As children grow, we teach them many different life skills that become second nature over time. Whether it’s showing them how to tie their shoes, swing a baseball bat, or color between the lines, children need guidance to help build their abilities. However, one of the first skills to teach children, and one of the…

12 Tips for Better Oral Hygiene with Kids

Every parent wants their child to have healthy teeth and gums. Unfortunately, most children don’t see that need to be as urgent as their parents do! Kids could often go for long stretches of time without taking care of their oral health without the help and prompting of their parent or guardian. You understand, however,…

How Dental Sealants Prevent Kids Tooth Decay

Every parent wants to ensure that their child has a happy and healthy smile. However, no matter how much your child brushes and flosses regularly, there’s still the possibility that they can suffer from cavities. As a parent, how can you prevent tooth decay? When it comes to preventing tooth decay, regular dental visits are…

How to Clean Baby Teeth

The minute you held that little baby in your arms, you knew that your life was about to change forever. All of a sudden, your world had completely shifted. You’d been tasked with the awesome responsibility of bringing this life up in the world. That’s a lot of weight on your shoulders! As your child…

Can You Brush Your Teeth Too Much?

Many parents deal with the issue of having children that don’t remember to brush their teeth. This is quite common, and there’s a myriad of ways you can help your child achieve improved pediatric oral care through better brushing. However, there’s another problem that’s little discussed but can be an issue nonetheless. Did you know…

Choosing a Pediatric Dentist vs General Dentist

Congratulations! Your baby’s first tooth just popped out! Your little ones grow so quickly, it’s easy for their milestones to sneak up on you. However, when the time comes to take your child to the dentist for the first time, research in advance what type of practice is best for your family. Whether their children…

Looking for an Autism Friendly Children’s Dentist in Reno?

Visiting the dentist can often make kids anxious. For kids with special needs like those suffering from autism, the experience can be more unpredictable. Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that often impairs the ability to interact and communicate normally, combined with repetitive behavior. When combined, these impairments present a number of challenges to dentists…

Afraid of the Pediatric Dentist? Tips to Relieve Your Child’s Fear

It’s common for children to feel nervous, and even afraid when it comes to visiting the dentist. Knowing how to best prepare your child for the first dental visit and other subsequent visits is important. While ensuring that your child’s teeth are healthy and that they’re maintaining strict oral hygiene habits is vital, you’ll definitely…

Four Common Types of Children’s Snacks that Cause Cavities

You’ve been keen to teach your child all the basics of healthy dental habits: brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. However, that’s not enough when it comes to maintaining your child’s oral health. The secret might be in your child’s eating habits. The American Dental Association notes that food has…

How to Wean Your Baby from the Pacifier

The pacifier has long been a reliable go-to for parents when it comes to providing comfort for toddlers. While many parents see it as a must-have, especially when dealing with screaming and fussy babies, there comes a time when the use of pacifiers becomes less helpful and more of a problematic baby item. While most…

Why Pediatric Dental Check-Ups Are So Important in Reno

Dental check-ups play an important role when it comes to maintaining the oral health of your children. In fact, both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association recommend that every kid should visit a dentist by age one, or as soon as the first baby tooth appears. It’s never too early to…

5 Signs That Your Child Needs Braces in Reno

Teeth problems in children are perhaps one of the biggest concerns for any parent. From tooth decay, early tooth loss, delayed eruption of permanent teeth, crooked teeth to misalignment of jaw position, there are a number of problems that affect the oral health of kids. While most of these tooth cavity problems are 100% preventable,…

Signs Your Child May Need Pulpal Therapy or a Root Canal

Tooth decay is considered one of the most common infectious diseases in children. When left untreated, it eventually leads to painful pulp exposure and inflammation. Different procedures may be recommended to treat tooth decay, but the primary method for treating, restoring and saving affected teeth is pulp therapy –– also known as a root canal.…

How to Choose a Pediatric Dentist in Sparks: 4 Things to Look For

Every parent wants the best for their child. From schools to daycare to doctors, you don’t want to settle for subpar care for your child, and that consideration should definitely extend to your child’s dental care. You should make sure that your child sees a pediatric dentist who has plenty of experience treating the unique…

Save Money on Your Child’s Dental Bills in Reno

When your child needs to have dental work done, it usually has to be taken care of whether it’s in the budget or not. Because of that, dental bills can often cause hardships for families when there doesn’t seem to be enough money to pay for the work that needs to be done. As your…

Braces Pain: 5 Ways to Relieve Mouth Pain from Braces

At Tooth Fairy Pediatric Dental in Reno, we do everything we can to make sure your child has an amazing experience when they get their braces put on or tightened. However, it’s not unusual to experience braces pain for the first few days after you’ve visited the office. Mouth pain from braces may be normal…

5 Back-to-School Dental Tips to Maintain a Healthy Habit

Every parent understands the back-to-school routine: buying new clothes and school supplies, and the excitement of kids meeting new teachers and meeting new classmates. While there’s a lot to handle when kids are going back to school, most parents forget about one critical thing—ensuring their kids maintain a healthy dental routine to ensure a productive…

What to Do When Your Child Has a Cavity in Reno

If your child is experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity to hold and cold foods, it may mean that they have a cavity. A cavity is a hole in the tooth that indicates permanent damage that needs to be repaired. Cavities in children are fairly common. Luckily fixing them is simple: you just need to make…

Our Pediatric Dental Procedures: The Services We Offer

When you choose a pediatric dentist for your child, you want to find a dentist that offers a full range of pediatric dental procedures. After all, good dental care requires more than just regular cleanings. Your dentist’s office should be equipped to handle any problem that might arise with your child’s teeth as they grow.…

5 Signs That Your Child Needs to See the Dentist

At Tooth Fairy Pediatric Dental, we want make sure you have the resources and educational tools you need to keep your children smiling bright. That’s why we’ve put together this handy infographic to highlight a few of the most common signs that your child needs to see the dentist. By keeping a close eye out…

How to Prepare for Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Your child will experience many rites of passage in her life. One of her first ones –– outside of being born, of course –– will be her first visit to the dentist. For children, going to the dentist for the first time can be an exciting, enjoyable and smooth experience for both them and their…