Category: News

  • How do I stop my child’s thumb sucking?

    "All I want for Christmas is my baby to stop sucking her thumb. It's such a terrible habit. Help me, please. How can I stop the thumb-sucking? —Concerned for my baby's teeth" We receive emails like this and are constantly talking to parents about this topic. Thumb-sucking is a totally natural and normal behavior in young children. Babies are born with the natural urge to suck —  on pacifiers,...
  • Cutting Back on Sugar: How Your Pediatric Dentist Can Help

    Excessive sugar consumption not only poses a threat to dental health but also contributes to poor eating habits that can persist into adulthood. With a significant portion of American children's calories derived from added sugars, it's crucial to instill healthy eating habits early on. At Smilez Pediatric Dental Group of Loudoun, we understand the importance of promoting nutritious choices for you...
  • Our Top Blogs of 2023

    Our team enjoyed researching these topics and writing about them for our readers.  We hope you found them educational, insightful and informative. If you have any topics you’d like us to write about in 2024 let us know.  Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you soon! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN LOOKING FOR A NEW PEDIATRIC DENTIST Choosing the right healthcare provider...
  • Smiles Brighter than Holiday Lights: Pediatric Dental Care Tips for the Festive Season

    The holiday season is a magical time for families, filled with joy, traditions, and, of course, festive treats. As we gather to celebrate, it's crucial to prioritize the oral health of our little ones amid the merriment. Pediatric dental care during the holidays requires a thoughtful approach to ensure our children maintain healthy smiles while enjoying the festivities. In this blog post, we'll ex...
  • Frequently Asked Questions When Looking for a New Pediatric Dentist

    FAQs to ask a Pediatric Dentist Choosing the right healthcare provider for your child is a crucial decision for any parent. When it comes to oral health, finding the right pediatric dentist is equally important. Pediatric dentists specialize in providing dental care to children, making them well-equipped to address the unique needs and concerns of young patients. If you're in the process of sea...
  • 21 Techniques to Form Good Dental Habits

    Forming good dental habits is essential to maintain the health of your teeth and gums as you grow older. Preventing bacteria buildup and tooth decay can minimize the risk of developing cavities and other serious mouth and gum-related issues. If you are determined to take care of your teeth, there are many different ways to go about forming good dental habits that are sure to come in handy for year...
  • Understanding the Development of Your Child’s Teeth

    Children's teeth develop between pregnancy and about age 12 when the last adult teeth apart from wisdom teeth erupt. According to Kids Health, a child has 20 primary (or “baby”) teeth at birth, some of which are fully developed in their jaw and ready to erupt between 6 and 12 months of age. The development of dentistry for children as a field moves with your child through their life, until the...
  • 12 Steps to Caring for a Baby’s Teeth

    It's never too early to start caring for your baby's teeth! Taking care of a baby's teeth requires more than just brushing, so it's important to understand the detailed steps involved in promoting oral health. Nurturing and caring for a baby's teeth is essential to ensure healthy development and growth. Did you know oral health affects your child's appearance? As teeth are an external part of the ...
  • Top Toys for Your Teething Baby

    Teething can be a frustrating time for both infants and caregivers. It can be extremely uncomfortable for the infant and difficult for caregivers to see their baby in pain. Teething is an important milestone in an infant’s development and there is no way to completely prevent discomfort. However, teething toys may provide some relief and soothe the child. Why Use Teething Toys When a teeth...
  • 4 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy This Fall

    Fall is right around the corner, which means now is the time when families start to enjoy pumpkin spice, apple pie, and other wonderful treats. While the harvest season is definitely a great time for food, it's also a time when it's important to pay close attention to your dental health as well as your child's. But how can you take good care of your teeth while also enjoying all that fall has t...