Kitsap Kid's Dentistry

Teething Rings for Babies

Teething Rings for Babies: Are they Safe? While your baby getting their first teeth might be an exciting moment of parenthood, the process can be very uncomfortable for your baby. Teething usually begins between the ages of four and seven months and can be a painful process. While a teething ring can help soothe your […]

Healthy Snacks for When You’re “On the Go”

Healthy Snacks for When You’re ‘On-the-Go’ We all know that brushing and flossing are important for dental health. But consuming a balanced diet rich in nutritious, low-sugar foods is also important. Sometimes life can get busy and families need to snack while away from home. Many snacks that aren’t good for your body are also […]

What is Teething?

What is teething?   What does it mean when your baby is teething? Teething, or primary tooth eruption, is when teeth first come through a baby’s gums. It can be a frustrating time for babies and their parents. Knowing what to expect during teething and how to make it a little less painful can help. […]

Does your child’s tooth have the wiggles?!!? What to know about wiggly teeth!

After years managing your baby’s discomfort and pain while their teeth cut and push through their gums – the time comes for them to fall out! At the age of six or seven, your child will start experiencing loose, wiggly teeth because their permanent teeth are ready to erupt! This could be an uncomfortable experience […]

Why are Two Dental Visits Necessary Each Year?

You’ve heard it said time and again, “Visit your dentist twice a year for a check-up and a cleaning.” You may wonder ,how important is it for your child to come and visit the dentist at least twice every year? Very! Here’s why: LEARN BETTER ORAL HEALTH HABITS Regular visits to their pediatric dentist will […]

Baby Teething

Baby chewing teething toy

What does it mean when your baby is teething? Teething, or primary tooth eruption, is when teeth first come through a baby’s gums. It can be a frustrating time for babies and their parents. Knowing what to expect during teething and how to make it a little less painful can help. What age is teething […]

Holiday Tooth Care

Oral Hygiene Tips for Kids this Holiday Season With holidays around the corner and children ready to eat cake, pies, candy and all the wonderful sweet holiday treats, it is a good time to focus on kids’ oral health. To help, we’ve complied 5 common oral health issues in children along with tips to treat […]

Your child had a baby tooth knocked out in an accident… Now what!!?!

WHAT TO DO WHEN A BABY TOOTH IS KNOCKED OUT It’s not uncommon for a pediatric dentist to receive a call from worried parents when their child has an accident and loses a baby tooth unexpectedly. Most often, there’s no reason for panic, but it’s important to see your dentist right away once you’ve ruled […]

Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use

Did you know it is completely normal for babies and young children to suck their thumb, fingers, or pacifier? Sucking is a natural reflex that provides security  and is a way for young babies to learn about their world. Some babies even begin sucking on their fingers before they are born! When should children stop […]

Common Questions for Pediatric Dentists

What constitutes a “healthy, balanced diet” for my child? A healthy, balanced diet contains all the nutrients your child needs to grow. Your child’s diet should include one serving each of fruits and vegetables, breads and cereals, milk and dairy products, and meat, fish and eggs per day. Make sure your child limits snacking in […]