Include the Tooth Fairy as One of Santa’s Helpers

Santa and his elves aren’t the only ones giving gifts to children to reward good behavior throughout the year. The Tooth Fairy is another children’s favorite as she bestows gifts in exchange for their lost teeth year-round. Considering they can lose up to 20 baby teeth, children can get to know the Tooth Fairy very well in your journey to... read more »

Monsters Need Dental Care, Too!

Are you having a hard time getting your child to take care of their smile? With the holidays fast approaching, you want them to take even better care of their pearly whites with so many sweets and treats coming at them. We want your children to have great dental care, and some great ways to help your child in their... read more »

What Should and Shouldn’t Go in Your Teen’s Smile

With so many concerns surrounding your teen’s healthy development, one important factor to manage is their oral health. During this time in their life, they are exposed to new situations and fads with their peers. You can help them navigate this stage to build healthy habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles. So, let’s take a look at what’s in... read more »

Caring for Your Child’s Smile

As their primary caregiver, one of the most important aspects of bringing your child in for their first dental visit is learning how best to care for their teeth. We are happy to show you how to clean their mouth daily and answer any questions or concerns you may have about their oral hygiene. We can also spot check for... read more »

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 »