Hi there! Gibbs, here. If you haven’t met me yet, I’m the furry fellow who comes to the office sometimes to lend a helping paw. I absolutely love giving snuggles and getting love from all the patients who come to the office. Everyone makes it seem like they come for their oral health, but I know the real reason. It’s to see me! I even have patients who drive hours to see me. I’m kind of a big deal around here. Since I am so popular, I have started my own TikTok page, and I’m on my way to becoming a star! Click here to see my video and learn more about me.
We are passionate about helping our patients of all ages prevent tooth decay. Unfortunately, our younger patients often need some assistance cleaning their teeth and learning healthy dental habits. If you are a parent of a young child or you have a young child in your life, you know it can be a struggle to get them to understand the importance of brushing their teeth properly and caring for their oral health to prevent tooth decay from developing. We want to share some tips on how to help your child or young loved one prevent tooth decay. Read on to learn more.
At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we could not be happier to welcome patients from all over. In fact, one of our patients drives three hours to visit us! Well, to be honest, we don’t know if he is coming to see the dental team or to visit with the office comfort dog, Gibbs. As you can see in the pictures, they seem like the best of friends! We are truly honored that we have patients who travel such a far distance to receive dental treatment from our team.
Do you have a child who appears to be a mouth breather, or are you concerned about your child’s breathing habits? Does your child experience frequent ear infections, sinus infections, allergies, asthma attacks, or acid reflux? If you answered yes, there is a chance your child has an obstructed airway and poor facial development. While we know this can be alarming, we are here to tell you that we can help!
We know and understand that many of our patients have strong feelings about visiting our office. Dental nervousness and anxiety are very real emotions for some of our adult patients. If our adult patients feel this way, imagine how some children feel when they visit the dentist, especially if they need a restorative treatment. We want to share some helpful tips on ways to help your young loved one feel comfortable before visiting our office for their treatment. Continue reading to learn more.
Do you have a child or young loved one who is due for their first dental appointment? You may be surprised to learn that we recommend a child visit the dentist for the first time around their first birthday or within six months of getting their first tooth. Do you have an older child who needs to visit our office for the first time? Not to worry! We know the last few years have been overwhelming and hectic, and the good news is it’s never too late to visit our office. We understand that first-time visitors to our office can be a little nervous, especially our young patients. We have some tips that will be helpful to keep in mind before your visit. Read on to learn more.
Can Young Children Benefit From Orthodontic Treatment? Did you recently learn that your young child may be in need of orthodontic care? Many parents are surprised when we recommend orthodontic treatment for their young children. The preconceived notion is that braces should be placed during teenage years. Orthodontic care has transformed over the years, and…
Do you have a young child or loved one who is always grabbing for their pacifier or continuously sucks their thumb? It is not uncommon for many infants to use these methods to help as a self-soothing technique. It is also a common coping mechanism as a child gets a little older to help them feel calm and not overwhelmed by a situation. As easy as it is for a parent to use these methods to help a child during a tantrum or a sleepless night, at a certain age, pacifier use and thumbsucking become a problem with regard to teeth. Continue reading to learn more about the effect they can have on the teeth.
After a baby is born, it is so exciting to enjoy and show off any milestones as they occur. Nothing is more thrilling than hearing a baby babble for the first time. As time moves along, it’s not uncommon for many toddlers to experience some form of speech impediment or delay.
Parents want what is best for their children in every way. Many parents are well aware of the specific milestones that children should reach during the first eighteen months of life. However, there are several important growth and development factors that must be evaluated in each child during the first decade of life. Surprisingly, it is the dentist who becomes the guardian of normal facial growth and development for young children to achieve the following: