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.

Healthy Beginning Includes Charlotte NC Pediatric Dentist

Without a good oral beginning, children can develop dental phobias, a poor self-image, and lifetime of dental discomfort. So how can a Charlotte NC pediatric dentist help to get your child off to a healthier and more pleasant beginning? Start by choosing a dentist early in your child’s life and stick with the same office…

Can a Healthy Smile Keep Kids in School?

According to a study conducted by the US Department of Health and Human Services, kids miss 51 million hours of school each year because of dental-related issues. While there are some dental issues, such as accidents and congenital problems, that may contribute to this number, many of the problems that factor into missed hours of…

Ask a Charlotte Pediatric Dentist about Common Tooth Abnormalities

To the untrained eye, a child’s teeth can look pretty peculiar. Some of the teeth are short and wide, while others seem almost too big for the mouth. The teeth fall out and grow in at different rates, and there can be a period of time when you wonder if your child has enough teeth…

Mint Hill Dentist Offers Wise Words about Wisdom Teeth

We typically don’t think about wisdom teeth until they pose a problem. These large third molars take their time making their presence known. They often don’t erupt until a person is between the ages of 17 and 21. Wisdom teeth likely get their name from the fact that they emerge during a “wiser” stage of…

The Facts about Fluorosis

Fluorosis is a condition that disrupts tooth enamel formation. Mild cases of fluorosis appear as white lines, spots, or streaks on the enamel of permanent teeth. In severe cases, the enamel can be misshapen and teeth can look brown or gray. The unusual thing about fluorosis is that it impacts the permanent teeth before they…

Charlotte Pediatric Dentist Applauds the Use of Fluoride Varnish

Even though baby teeth aren’t meant to last forever, taking good care of these little teeth provide small children with a strong foundation for life-long oral health. Statistics show that as many as 3 out of 4 preschoolers are not receiving routine dental care. The lack of early childhood dental care is so widespread that…