What are the benefits of pediatric dental specialists?
Pediatric dentist specialists focus solely on the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. Both general dentists and pediatric dentists complete a four-year post-graduate dental school program. However, pediatric dentists ... More
Losing baby teeth is a natural part of every kid’s childhood. Whether your child has just wiggled his or her first baby tooth out or had a permanent tooth knocked out during a game of dodge ball, we have answers to your questions and are here to help with your emergencies.
What do I do when…my child loses a baby tooth?
A child’s 20 ... More
Fear and anxiety about going to the dentist is a common problem even among adults. You may have had an experience at the dentist that followed you into adulthood and desire a more positive experience for your own child. You may have a child with special needs or one who is especially fearful of new experiences. Here are a few of the ways ... More
A child dental x-ray finds problems in the mouth such as tooth decay (especially early stage decay between the teeth), damage to the boney structure of the mouth and dental injuries. The earlier a dental problem is found and treated the better it is for your child.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends X-rays ... More
Choosing the right foods to keep your teeth healthy can be tricky. Here are some tips on how good nutrition can help maintain healthy dental hygiene for you and your kids.Click here for larger view
If you have any questions, please contact us, or call your nearest Jenkins & LeBlanc office to schedule an appointment for your child. More
If your child has a cavity, you’re not alone! In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more than 40% of kids get a cavity in a baby tooth before age 11. These cavities happen for a variety of factors, but a common culprit for kids is sugary foods and drinks. The most important things for you to know right now, ... More
When do babies get their first tooth? How much toothpaste should a 2 year old use to brush? Let Jenkins & LeBlanc help answer your questions about baby teeth with these 10 fun facts about your little one's first teeth.Still have questions? Visit our site to learn more about early dental care for your kids, or contact us today to set ... More
We’re always happy to address your questions and concerns about your child’s oral health. Has it been more than six months since your child’s last appointment? Schedule one today!
How often should I have my kids' teeth checked?
Regular professional cleanings help prevent both cavities and gum disease. That’s why you should ... More
Healthy eating is essential for oral health! Nutrition has a direct impact on your teeth and gums. Poor nutrition may lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Researchers have also linked oral diseases to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature/low-weight births. Improving your family’s nutrition is a journey; here are some ... More
Brought to you by your friends at Jenkins & LeBlanc DentistryWhat’s your favorite family fun place in the Kansas City area? The Jenkins & LeBlanc staff wants to know because we love having fun too! (That’s one reason kids love our dental practice!) Summer has arrived, and there are so many wonderful places to visit in the ... More