Patient Education

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…

What Are Lingual Braces, and Are They Right for My Child?

You naturally want what’s best for your child in all aspects of her life –– mentally, emotionally, relationally, and physically. Unfortunately, you can’t control everything that happens to her, including the type of teeth that develop in her mouth. Fortunately, your child, like many other children in the Reno area, may be an excellent candidate…

The 5 Worst Foods for Your Children’s Teeth

As a parent, you want to make sure that your child is eating a healthy diet. When you think of a healthy diet, usually you think of foods that have nutritional value to keep your child’s body full of the vitamins it needs. However, it’s also important to consider how your child’s diet affects their…

Common Pediatric Dental Problems and How to Avoid Them

Keeping your child’s teeth healthy goes beyond just maintaining good brushing habits. While regular brushing and flossing are essential for strong teeth, there are common pediatric dental problems like tooth decay and cavities that brushing alone can’t solve. Luckily, there are steps that you and your child can take to help ensure that their teeth…

Are Electric Toothbrushes Better for Your Kid’s Dental Health?

The popularity of electric toothbrushes is on the upswing. As your child learns to brush their own teeth, you may be wondering, “Are electric toothbrushes better than regular toothbrushes?” As it turns out, electric toothbrushes offer several benefits over traditional manual brushes. Those benefits can help ensure that your child’s next visit to the pediatric…

Buying Your Child’s First Toothbrush: What to Look For

Most children start to get their first teeth when they’re between 4 to 7 months old, and once those teeth start coming in, they need to be cared for. Infants and young children can’t properly brush their teeth on their own, so that means it’s up to parents to do the brushing. Before you can…

How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

A child’s oral health must be protected from birth through adolescence and into adulthood. Unfortunately, many children develop tooth decay early in life – a condition that can progress into serious oral health problems. Tooth decay occurs when when bacteria in the mouth begins to eat away at teeth. In order to avoid tooth decay…

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Children should visit the same dentist consistently – preferably a pediatric dentist who specializes in the oral health of children and adolescents. Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimate to the dental environment and become comfortable with his or her oral care provider. By attending appointments on a regular basis, children learn to put…

Children’s Oral Health Tips

How to Maintain Dental Health for Kids Your child’s mouth, jaw, and teeth are ever growing and changing. In fact, children’s oral health needs are often far greater than an adult’s due to the rapid changes that occur between birth and adolescence. Rather than trust just anyone with your children’s oral health care, look to…