Dr. Bevin’s Blog

Charlotte pediatric dentist, Dr. Bevin Malley and the team at Carolina Kids Dentistry encourage their patients to learn about important dental issues. Please feel free to ask questions.

FDA Consumer Update Regarding Pain-Relief Products in Children Under 2

Parents hate to see their little ones suffer through teething and other oral discomforts. That’s why it can be so frustrating trying to find a pain-relief solution that is safe and also effective. The shelves of the local drugstore are filled with gels and sprays that are designed to soothe the pain, but the Food…

Charlotte Pediatric Dental Tips for your Holiday Tricks and Treats

It is almost impossible to pry these delicious treats from your child’s hands after a night of trick-or-treating. Even worse, as the holiday season kicks into high gear with class parties and family gatherings, the challenge will only become more difficult. After all, it is just as hard to resist sneaking a bite for yourself,…

Reduce the Risk of Gingivitis with Vitamin C

In your quest to protect your child’s smile, it is important to think beyond the toothbrush. Oral health conditions such as gingivitis can often be linked to poor nutrition or unbalanced eating habits. That’s why each time that you visit your pediatric dentist in Charlotte, a portion of the discussion may be devoted to your…

Recognizing and Understanding Oral Thrush

It sometimes seems that childhood is mostly spent losing teeth, thumb-sucking, and trying to avoid cavities. We would like to believe that most other dental conditions are reserved for adults, but the truth is that a fungal infection such as oral thrush can occur at any age, from birth to the Golden Years. Identifying and…

What’s a Pulpotomy? Your Charlotte Children’s Dentist Explains

Pulpotomy. It’s a word you may not have heard before. But a pulpotomy is a common pediatric dental procedure. Charlotte children’s dentist Dr. Bevin Malley of Carolina Kids Dentistry may recommend a pulpotomy if your child suffers a deep cavity. Here, she provides information on what a pulpotomy is and why it’s performed. What is…

Fight Childhood Tooth Decay with Your Charlotte NC Pediatric Dentist

Part of your responsibility as a parent includes working to identify and prevent anything could pose a risk to your child’s wellbeing. Cavities are at the top of the list for the most common diseases worldwide that impact children’s health. The population of germs that reside in the mouth can increase and release acids that…