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.

Charlotte Pediatric Dentist Working to Keep Kids in School

There is growing evidence that highlights the importance of keeping tabs on your child’s oral health as well as their report card. Before returning to school in the Fall, and throughout the school year, each child’s dental health should be addressed to prevent unwanted dental problems such as cavities and orthodontic problems. Dental pain and…

Charlotte Pediatric Dentist Offers Tips to Conquer Thumb-Sucking Habit

For a baby, thumb-sucking is one of the most natural reflexes for comfort and relaxation. Researchers have studied thumb-sucking in utero and during the earliest moments of life. Unfortunately, as a baby begins to grow, this sweet habit can pose more of a health threat than help. Having the hands and fingers in the mouth…

When the Sweet Life’s Not So Sweet

Most of us indulge in a sugary snack occasionally and let our kids do the same. In moderation, sugar isn’t harmful. However, many of the foods that our families consume are high in added sugar – and we don’t even know it! Sure, we’re aware that foods such as cookies, cakes, and candy bars have…

Why Would a Baby Tooth Need to be Extracted?

In most cases, baby teeth fall out on a pretty predictable schedule and are replaced with permanent teeth. So you might ask yourself — If a baby tooth is going to fall out on its own, why would extraction ever be required? It’s a good question, and one that Mint Hill pediatric dentist Dr. Bevin…

What to do if Your Child has a Toothache

As a parent, you want to immediately remedy any discomfort your child experiences. If your child complains of a toothache, you may have to do a bit of detective work to determine the cause. Most people assume that tooth pain signals a cavity. While dental discomfort may, indeed, be the result of dental decay, toothaches…

How Prenatal Nutrition Impacts a Child’s Smile

You probably know that proper nutrition during pregnancy plays an important role in fetal development. The word “development” extends beyond limbs, organs, brain, and internal systems. Prenatal nutrition can significantly impact a child’s dental development. Dr. Bevin Malley is a Charlotte children’s dentist who provides a full range of pediatric dental services at Carolina Kids…