Cherokee Children’s Dentistry Blog

How to Make Dental Care Fun for Your Kids

March 9, 2023

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A young girl happily brushing her teeth

Do your kids resist daily oral hygiene? If so, don’t feel ashamed – getting youngsters to value dental health is hard! Most children would rather play around or roughhouse than make their mouths squeaky clean. That said, there are ways to make good oral habits exciting for little ones. With such practices, motivating your tykes to keep good oral habits is easier. If you’d like to find out more, your local dentist is happy to explain. Here, then, are four tips for making dental care fun for kids.


Common Dental Problems for Children with Special Needs

January 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cherokeechildren @ 10:34 pm
parent helping child with special needs brush teeth

If you are the parent of a child who has special needs, you’re likely familiar with the difficulty that often comes with helping them maintain excellent oral health. Because of this, there are many oral health problems that are common for children who fit into this category. Continue reading to learn about common dental issues for children with special needs as well as what you can do to help your little one keep their smile healthy.


Here are the Best and Worst Halloween Candies for Your Child

October 28, 2022

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Spooky Orange Halloween Candy

This time of year, dentists start to get a bad reputation. They’re portrayed as monsters who want to replace every treat with chewing gum and toothbrushes. That isn’t true; dentists hope as much as anyone that people will enjoy themselves! They just want people to know how to prevent cavities after Halloween is over.

In that spirit, it’s good to know how it is that sweets cause dental problems. As it turns out, some are better for your teeth than others. Here are a few things you should know about which candy to pick for your child.


3 Steps to Prepare for Your Child’s First Dental Visit

August 25, 2022

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a parent playing with their child in their living room

Nobody hands you a how-to book on taking care of the little things in your child’s life, like scheduling their first dental visit and helping them feel comfortable about the idea of stepping into a dentist’s office. When children have an exciting and positive experience with the dentist, they’re more likely to keep on top of brushing their teeth and receiving routine preventive care throughout their lives. Read on for three easy steps to help prepare you and your child for their first dental checkup.