Helping Your Child Feel at Ease at the Dentist Office

Bringing your child in for their first dental visit early in their life is so they get used to being in a dental office and won’t get nervous. Once your child is older than two, depending on their temperament and personality, they might experience anxiety at the different sights and sounds. At this age, the goal of the first visit... read more »

All About the Tooth Fairy

Do you want to help your child enjoy losing their baby teeth? If so, our dentists, Dr. Kevin Olson, and Dr. Jeremy John encourage you to tell your child all about the Tooth Fairy! The Tooth Fairy is a mythical creature that visits all the children when they lose their little baby teeth. When introducing the Tooth Fairy to your child, you... read more »

What Makes Children’s Toothpaste Effective

As soon as your child has visible teeth, they need to be brushed, and as your child grows, they can receive more toothpaste on their toothbrush. Many parents are unsure how to choose the right toothpaste for children, as these products aren’t the same as adult toothpastes. We are happy to offer a review of what makes effective toothpaste for... read more »

Could Teething Rings Be Harmful?

Do you have a teething infant? In an attempt to help soothe your child’s discomfort are you using teething rings? While many parents have used a variation of these for years, and they can be great tools to calm an upset infant, these rings may not be safe for your child if they’re not used properly. When we have discomfort,... read more »

Keep Your Child’s Smile in Tip-Top Shape With Dental Sealants

Our pediatric dentists, Dr. John and Dr. Olson, offer dental sealants in Carson City, Nevada, to help your child have the strong and healthy smile they need. Dental sealants are great dental products that can help your child keep their teeth in tip-top shape. To find out if dental sealants are right for them, it’s best to schedule an appointment... read more »

Teaching Oral Care to Young Children

To the dismay of many parents, there is no true training manual when it comes to raising children, and this can make it difficult to know when they are ready to begin learning important habits such as proper oral care. Fortunately, our dental team can provide some guidelines on teaching your child efficient oral health care habits, such as proper... read more »

The Answers to Questions About the First Dental Appointment for Kids

Your child’s first dental appointment is inevitable. It’s necessary to help your child have the top-notch oral health and smile they deserve. If you’re like many, you have questions about the first dental appointment, which might make you feel a little nervous. Well, our dentists, Dr. John and Dr. Olson, are happy to help you. Our dental team wants you... read more »

Oral Hygiene: Why Kids Need to Brush, Floss and Rinse

Oral hygiene is very important for adults, but did you know it’s also important for kids? Well, it’s true. Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, rinsing with mouthwash daily (if the child does not swallow the rinse), and attending checkups every six months can help your child and their smile in a myriad of ways. To help you... read more »

Thrush Explained

The oral yeast infection called thrush is a fungus. Candida albicans, the medical term, is mostly painless, but if you have this condition there will be a white rash in your mouth and/or throat. I can be described as looking a little like cottage cheese. Candida, a shortened version of the technical term, is more typical in young babies, seniors... read more »

Is Fluoride Bad for Children?

In the United States, beginning in 1945, we have put fluoride into public water supplies to fight tooth decay. As of May 2000, 42 of the 50 largest U.S. cities had water fluoridation. This has played a positive part in strengthening our population's dental health and reduced cavities from tooth decay. But for children, especially newborns whose teeth are still... read more »