Category: Children’s Dentistry

Is mouthwash really necessary?

There are mint, lemon and salt, ginger, and many more types of mouthwash flavors, but are they really necessary in your daily oral hygiene schedule? Many people enjoy using mouthwash because of the fresh taste it leaves in their mouths, but what exactly does it aid? Most mouthwash brands only aid people with fresh breath, […]

Our COVID-19 response

COVID-19 sparked a large change in every industry people interact with on a daily basis. COVID-19 has Kilby Family and Cosmetic Dentistry doing things different than before, but it doesn’t mean you still can’t get first class service from our team. We have implemented new techniques to ensure our clients come to our offices feeling […]

Four questions to ask your child’s dentist

Nothing is more important than your child’s health. Dental health is a key part of your child’s healthcare. Asking your dentist the right questions is very important. We are here to help. Asking these questions can help you determine the right course of action for you to follow to understand your child’s dental health Here […]

How pediatric dentistry differs from general dentistry?

How pediatric dentistry differs from general dentistry? Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years of specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special […]

Does Your Child Grind His/Her Teeth At Night (Bruxism)?

Parents are often concerned about their child Grinding Teeth habit (bruxism). Often, the first indication is the noise created by the child grinding on their teeth during sleep. Or, the parent may notice wear (teeth getting shorter) to the dentition. The majority of cases of Pediatric bruxism do not require any treatment. If excessive wear of […]

Does my child need Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)?

Radiographs (Dental X-Rays) are a vital and necessary part of your child’s dental diagnostic process. Without them, certain dental conditions can and will be missed. Radiographs detect much more than cavities. For example, radiographs may be needed to survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the results of an injury, or plan orthodontic treatment. Radiographs […]

What’s the Best Toothpaste for my Child?

Tooth brushing is one of the most important tasks for good oral health. Many types of toothpaste, however, can damage young smiles. They contain harsh abrasives, which can wear away young tooth enamel. When looking for a toothpaste for your child, make sure to pick one that is recommended by the American Dental Association as […]

What guidelines will help children remain cavity free?

If you are worried about your children’s teeth, here are the ADA’s guidelines on how to keep your children cavity free. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends: Brush with fluoride toothpaste twice a day. The American Dental Association wants you and your children to have the best oral health possible, which is why they recommend […]

What is the normal Eruption Of your Child’s Teeth?

Children’s teeth, also called Primary teeth, begin forming before birth. As early as 4 months, the first Baby teeth to erupt through the gums are the lower central incisors, followed closely by the upper central incisors. Although all 20 Baby teeth usually appear by age 3, the pace and order of their eruption vary. Permanent […]

Why Are The Baby Teeth So Important?

Baby teeth are important because they help with proper chewing and eating, help in speech development, and add to an attractive appearance. A child who can chew easily, speak clearly, and smile confidently is a happier child. Healthy primary teeth allow normal development of the jaw bones and muscles, save space for the permanent teeth […]