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Baby teeth, also called deciduous, primary, milk, or lacteal teeth, have many different purposes. Drs. Jeff and Candy McComb at Adventure Kids Dental is asked the purpose of baby teeth often. So what’s the answer? Tiny Teeth for Tiny Mouths Child-sized mouths are not large enough to accommodate a full set of adult teeth, so… (Read More)Continue Reading »
At Adventure Kids Dental, we know your little one’s smile fills you with joy and pride; smiles are a source of joy and pride for us, too! We cherish the opportunity to help build a foundation that will ensure your child has a healthy smile for life. But, we know before they become oral hygiene… (Read More)Continue Reading »
A trip to the dentist should be a pleasant experience. That’s what we want for our kids: happy associations with that twice-annual visit to Drs. Jeff and Candy McComb. Nothing ruins the good feeling at a dental visit faster than the dreaded words, “I found a cavity.” A cavity in a baby tooth is bad… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Some schools require a back-to-school dental visit, but even if yours doesn’t, right before school starts is a good time to schedule one of your child’s regular checkups. Drs. Jeff and Candy McComb can take care of any problems so your child won’t have to miss class after school starts, and if oral hygiene routines… (Read More)Continue Reading »
We’re not talking about a movie, but a hardened substance on your child’s teeth called tartar or calculus—another slightly confusing term, right? No math equations here, except maybe Plaque + Time = Tartar. That’s right, tartar begins as plaque, which is the accumulation of tiny food particles and bacteria. Our mouths are home to upwards… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Is Sedation Safe for Kids? Sedation dentistry for clients of all ages has steadily gained popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness reducing anxiety during dental treatments. Pediatric dentists—who train for two or three additional years to learn safe sedation techniques—may suggest sedation for children who have difficulty staying still, elevated stress levels, strong… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If you’re the parent of a young child, you know their brains are similar to sponges that soak up everything around them—especially in their first five years, which neuroscientists say is when they’ll do the most learning and developing in their entire life. At this formative time, your child may amaze you with what they… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Studies conducted in 2016 found that 43% of children ages two and up had cavities—that’s a decrease from 2012 study results that found cavities in 50% of children in the same age group. While that drop gives us hope, it means tooth decay still affects 43 out of 100 children two and up. We know… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If you and your child are the proud companions of a pet, there’s a good chance you’ve both thought or said something like: “Fluffy’s really living the life. Instead of having to go to school or do chores, they can relax and sleep all day, getting up only to eat or maybe chase a laser… (Read More)Continue Reading »
The smallest smiles in your family are as vulnerable to oral health issues as you are—likely even more so! Your oral hygiene regimen may already be thorough enough to keep your teeth free from cavities and your gums safe from gingivitis, but young ones typically need help brushing and flossing for years before their skills… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Contact your children’s dentists, Dr. Jeff McComb and Dr. Candy McComb at Adventure Kids Dental to schedule a visit and start sharing smiles today.