Visit Your Pediatrician Today!

Getting your child’s first dental exam by the age of 1 is very important in preventing decay and cavities, even if there may be some apprehension when you take them for their first dental appointment. Be sure to bring them into Dr. Austin Bowden’s office to get a professional, pediatric exam to prevent early childhood… Read more »

Create an Improved Oral Health Identity with Thumb Sucking Prevention

Although it may appear natural for children to want to suck their thumbs, the problem with the habit is that is can seriously alter and hinder their oral health and should be discouraged whenever it occurs. The basics of thumb sucking prevention begins with helping your child whenever possible. Create an improved oral health identity… Read more »

Important Information Nursing Moms Need to Know For Dental Health

Breastfeeding is an intimate and personal experience with an infant, where a mother and her baby can bond, and is a healthy start to life. Studies show there are a plethora of benefits associated with breastfeeding, such as lowered incidences of breast and ovarian cancer and increased immunity. Other benefits include a reduction in baby… Read more »

Simple Facts About Teething

Teething is a natural as teeth themselves. With all individuals who have teeth, they break the surface of the gums at a certain age, typically starting around 6 months of age. However, the process can often be painful and cause discomfort in children, especially infants. This process is called teething. Listed below are some tips… Read more »

Don’t Lose the Battle Against Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

If you wish to strengthen your child’s smile, focus on the care you give to their early teeth and their relationship to their baby bottle. Oftentimes, oral contamination or dental erosion can occur due to their baby bottle and more specifically the products you put in it. If left unattended, your child can fall asleep… Read more »

Pediatric Dentistry Can Improve Your Child’s Oral Health

Do you want to keep your child’s smile healthy? If so, you are not alone. It is natural to want to keep your child away from negative things that may damage their health, which is why pediatric dentistry may be needed for your child’s smile. Here at Kids First Pediatric Dentistry in Timonium, Maryland, we… Read more »

Teaching Kids Good Behavior Before, During, and After a Dental Visit

Attending the dentist’s office can be a fun, easy experience for well-behaved children. Use the following tips to help your kids practice good behavior before, during, and after their visits to the dentist. BEFORE Getting the proper amount of sleep can make a night-and-day difference for your kids’ behavior. Cranky children are rarely calm, so… Read more »

Maintaining Your Child’s Healthy Smile

At Kids First Pediatric Dentistry in Timonium, Maryland, Dr. Austin Bowden have found that dental checkups and cleanings throughout the school year are sometimes hard to manage. That is why many families take care of those appointments during the summer months, to prepare for the school year. A confident, healthy smile goes hand-in-hand with new… Read more »

Dental Sealants: The Facts

You know that there are a number of things you could do if you’re interested in keeping your kid’s teeth healthy and strong. For instance, you probably know that brushing and flossing should be important parts of protecting their oral health. Still, there are other things you could do—such as considering the benefits of dental… Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Kids First Pediatric Dentistry, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here… Read more »