Kitsap Kid's Dentistry

6 Tips for Teenagers- Guidelines for Healthy Tooth Care

Life is full of exciting experiences and challenges as a teenager, but one crucial aspect that often gets overlooked amid the hustle and bustle is oral hygiene. Maintaining a healthy and radiant smile is essential for self-confidence and plays a significant role in overall well-being. Good habits formed now can positively impact your future. This […]

Tips and “Tricks” for Halloween

All kids want to get loads of Halloween candy when out trick-or-treating but, as a parent, you know that eating too much candy is not good for your child. Dr. Banks and other pediatric dentists believe Halloween is a good time to teach kids good oral health habits without depriving them of their Halloween goodies. […]

Is an Autobrush a Good Alternative to an Electronic or Handheld Toothbrush?

Lately our practice has received a deluge of questions regarding the autobrush. Sure, the autobrush can be cute (kids love the fun animal shape!) and may seem like an easy alternative to the nightly brushing routine. “Should I get an auto brush for my child?” parents ask. The response from our practice is a little […]

Tooth Brushing and Flossing Charts

We want this year to be the best dental health year that your family has ever had! To help, we’ve made sticker charts to encourage your kiddos to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Have your kids hang the charts on their bathroom mirror. Once the charts are complete (no skipping brushes!), […]

How Often Should I Change my Toothbrush?

Do you know how many bacteria live on your toothbrush? Brace yourself! Researchers have found that a single toothbrush can be loaded with as many as 10 million germs and bacteria. In fact, recent studies even found that your toothbrush could be a breeding ground for tiny microorganisms! Yikes! The good news is, these bacteria […]

Dental Tips for Summer Safety

Summertime is finally here! And that means no school and more fun for all of our kiddos, but also a lot more work for parents. Gone are the days of kissing our little ones goodbye at the bust stop and having a few hours to tackle our to do lists. During summer, the kids are […]

Father’s Day

This coming Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day, and Kitsap Kid’s Dentistry wants to thank all of the fantastic dads out there who help motivate, encourage, and love their kids every day. One of the biggest ways a Dad can show love and support for his children is by helping them, even with a simple task, […]

Holiday Sweets can be Tough on Teeth!

How do sweet foods and drinks cause cavities? When you eat sugary foods or drinks, naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth feed on the sugar and create acids as a by-product. These acids then wear down the tooth enamel, making it weaker and more susceptible to tooth decay as well as a host of other […]