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Kid Smiles is a family friendly dental office for children and teens ages zero through 20. Dr's Richard Menz, Dan Hinckley, and Rudy Izzard are general dentists who strive to provide exemplary care for your children. From general dentistry, to hospital treatment, the entire staff at Kid Smiles will make your visit a pleasant experience. We are providers for dentist Medicaid insurance and dentist chip insurance, as well as accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield, Legacy, Metlife, and most other insurance plans. The office is conveniently located in San Angelo, TX at the Community Medical Associates 2 building, just off Knickerbocker Road at 2141 Hamilton Way, in Suite 104. Kid Smiles gladly accepts Visa and Mastercard. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office is closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
We look forward to meeting you!
Tooth decay (dental caries) affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease. Untreated tooth decay causes pain and infections that may lead to problems such as eating, speaking, playing, and learning.
The good news is that tooth decay and other oral diseases that can affect children are preventable. The combination of dental sealants and fluoride has the potential to nearly eliminate tooth decay in school-age children.
What Parents and Caregivers Can Do
Here are some things you can do to ensure good oral health for your child:
Encourage your children to eat regular nutritious meals and avoid frequent between-meal snacking.
Protect your child's teeth with fluoride.
Use fluoride toothpaste. If your child is less than 7 years old, only put a pea-sized amount on their toothbrush.
If your drinking water is not fluoridated, talk to your child's dentist or physician about the best way to protect your child's teeth.
Talk to your child's dentist about dental sealants. They protect the teeth from decay.
If you're pregnant, get prenatal care and eat a healthy diet. The diet should include folic acid to prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord and possibly cleft lip/plate.
Kid Smiles provides general dentistry for children ages 0-20 years of age with exemplary care.
Medicaid and Chip provider.
General Dentistry to hospital treatment.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans.
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|Toothpaste Flavors Fun Fact:|
|Fri Mar 07 08:45:00 EST 2014|
Did you know that the most popular toothpaste flavors are of the mint variety: peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen? That probably doesn’t surprise you. But did you know that flavors such as bacon, pickle, and chocolate also exist?!
|Fun Dental Hygiene Fact:|
|Fri Feb 28 08:45:00 EST 2014|
Over one’s lifetime, the average person will spend 38.5 days brushing their teeth!
|"Brush up" on your technique:|
|Fri Feb 21 08:45:00 EST 2014|
It isn’t necessary to brush vigorously to get your teeth clean. What’s important is to take your time and to brush all the surfaces of your teeth. Be sure to brush the outer and inner surfaces of your upper and lower teeth, the chewing surfaces of your teeth and to brush your tongue.
|How do sweets cause cavities?|
|Fri Feb 14 08:45:00 EST 2014|
When you eat sugary foods, naturally-occurring bacteria in the mouth feed on the sugar, creating acids as a byproduct. These acids then wear down the tooth enamel, making it weaker and more susceptible to tooth decay. The best way to avoid cavities while enjoying sweet indulgences is to rinse your mouth with water after consuming sugary foods and drinks, in addition to brushing and flossing your teeth regularly.
|The Fact About Flossing:|
|Fri Feb 07 08:45:00 EST 2014|
Flossing is an essential part of your daily oral health care routine. The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least once a day to achieve optimal oral health. This helps to remove plaque, prevent gum disease and cavities.
|Healthy Eating Helps!|
|Fri Jan 31 09:39:00 EST 2014|
Nutritious foods are just as important as brushing to keep your child’s smile healthy and strong. Avoid sugary foods and make sure your child eats plenty of fruits, vegetables and calcium-rich foods.
|Tons of Toothpaste!|
|Fri Jan 24 09:38:00 EST 2014|
About 14 million gallons of toothpaste are used each year in the United States.
|Fri Jan 17 09:38:00 EST 2014|
Gum disease affects children and adults. Early detection is the key. If your child has red, swollen or bleeding gums, bring them in for a check-up.
|Fri Jan 10 09:37:00 EST 2014|
No two people have the same set of teeth. Your teeth are just as unique as your fingerprints.
|Leading by Example:|
|Fri Jan 03 09:30:00 EST 2014|
The best way to teach your child how to properly brush their teeth is to lead by example. Allowing your child to watch you brush and floss your teeth teaches them the importance of good oral hygiene.