What spring sport or sports did your child choose to try out for? Have they found “their sport,” or are they still exploring the world of possibilities in the sports world? It’s an interesting sort of dance with your child as you try to guide them in which sport is right for them. On the one hand, there’s you trying to lead the way and steer and guide them into the sport that you grew up playing. Was football your thing? Is your name on the wall of your high school gym for the most aces served in volleyball? On the other hand, there are your child’s sports aspirations that you need to consider. They may possibly choose a different sports path than what you chose, or maybe, they may not choose a sport. Continue reading “Got A Sporty Kid? Consider A Custom Mouthguard”
At Sweetpea Smiles, we know that you want the best for your family. From choosing healthy snacks to limiting screen time, it’s no wonder why you put just as much energy into finding the best pediatric dentist in Sugar Land. If you’ve decided to see us for your child’s next visit, you may be curious as to why we use x-rays as part of your child’s comprehensive care. Continue reading “Five Reasons for Your Child to Have Dental X-rays”
Did you know that last month was the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsored month for Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health? Your pediatric dentist is passionate about your children. They are trained, equipped, and passionate about your child’s dental health. Here are five things your pediatric dentist wants you to know for raising awareness about the importance of oral health. Continue reading “5 Things Your Pediatric Dentist Would Like For You To Know”
Every child is different. Even children in the same family with the same parents can be vastly different. One child may have no inhibitions, live with no fear, and they may embrace every piece of life as an adventure. On the other hand, you may also have another child who fears almost every moment they are about to encounter. Each child is a gift and treasure to you. While you embrace each of their unique qualities, it can be challenging to watch your anxious child struggle. Continue reading “Your Anxious Child And Their Dental Health”
In January we celebrate and honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. He was a leader in the advancement of civil rights in the United States using nonviolent civil disobedience. He received the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. In that speech he speaks of little children, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Ever since Martin Luther King’s inspiring speech, the United States is a better place, not perfect, but better.
Continue reading “To Have A Dream For Our Children – Inspired By Martin Luther King Jr.”
December is a great month to look back at the year and see how far your little one has come. They’ve grown so much over the past year and it may be time to consider orthodontic care. An orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, but there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment. Continue reading “Best Age For Orthodontic Screening”
Toothpaste containing fluoride has been a hot topic lately among many pediatric dental offices. In 2014, the American Dental Association (ADA) changed the guidelines regarding fluoride toothpaste and its use by children under 3. They now recommend that it be used by all children and adults to help reduce the risk of decay. This change has caused some confusion among parents and dentists alike, but here are five reasons why our Sugar Land dental practice for children supports the decision and encourages our patients to embrace the change:
While thumb sucking is a common habit for children under four, if it continues much after that age, it can cause permanent damage to teeth. Our Sugar Land pediatric dentist offers tips for helping your child break the habit without causing damage to teeth.
Amidst the nationwide controversy and tension rising from the upcoming presidential election, Delta Dental released a new poll that shows Santa taking the lead. While he is not running for president of the United States, the poll shows two-thirds of children believe in Santa, which trumps both the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny. His key constituency is children ages 6-12 and has outpaced the Tooth Fairy by 2%.
No matter where your child is on the autism spectrum, pediatric dentists in Sugar Land, Texas have been trained to ensure he or she has a positive experience in the dental chair. While caring for children with any disability presents a unique set of challenges for both dental providers and parents, in our dental office we focus on the specific needs of each child and provide the best possible oral health care based on those needs. Your Sugar Land pediatric dentists have compiled a list of tips to help your oral health care routine with an autistic child.