Product Choices: Why Let Kids Get Involved?

Do you generally speed through the store when you’re picking up personal care items, tossing dental hygiene products into the cart as you rush? If so, we’re guessing you’re not letting your kids get in on the decision making. While you may have a lot to do in a single day and not a lot of time to do it, we encourage you to include them when possible. Why you wonder? Let us explain!


Need A Clean Slate? We Can Help.

Do you feel like everything that could possibly go wrong with your kids’ dental care is going wrong? We know that brushing, flossing, and scheduling visits with little ones isn’t always a walk in the park! However, before you find yourself feeling completely overwhelmed, we’d like you to consider something: You can give yourself a clean slate, start fresh, and adjust your outlook! As a result, it’s easy to get things back on track and feel rejuvenated, all while ensuring your kids’ smiles stay in beautiful condition. Allow us to help!


Summertime Seeds: Eat Fruit Safely!

What better snack to offer up to your little ones than fruit this summer season? It’s refreshing, much healthier than other sweet treats, and it happens to taste amazing! While we certainly have no desire to steer you away from ensuring your kids get their daily intake of fruit, we do want to remind you that there are some possible dangers that you can easily avoid when it comes to the berries, melons, and other snacks you’re handing over. Namely: Seeds! Rest assured, our suggestions are simple and will keep your children’s oral health safe.


Pacifiers and Young Teeth

There is nothing quite so heart wrenching as the sound of a crying baby. It’s no wonder we use pacifiers and other methods to help soothe our young children. In the early stages of infancy and toddlerhood, pacifiers can be a helpful aid. However, as an infant approaches preschool or every kindergarten, continued pacifier use can create problems with the tooth placement, jaw alignment and even the health of individual teeth. Preventive checkups offer an excellent time to bring your pacifier questions to your child’s pediatric dental expert. (more…)

3 Ways to Be Kind to Your Teeth

Who doesn’t want to add more kindhearted moments to their life? It may mean taking a breath and thinking before your speak, or letting the other person go first in line. There are lots of opportunities to be kind at home—even extending to seemingly small things like how you care for your teeth. Share these pointers to your young ones, and help them practice kind techniques as well. The smiles in your whole family will benefit from this thoughtful care. (more…)

Celebrate Independence At The Arboretum

On July 1st in Dallas, TX, check out the Red, White & the Blues event taking place during July 4th weekend at the Dallas Arboretum. Happening from July 1st until July 4th, 11am-2pm, you should pack a picnic, gather the whole family, and celebrate Independence Day surrounded by the beautiful scenery only the Dallas Arboretum can provide. Various blues bands will perform throughout the weekend to provide a cool, relaxing backdrop. $2 hotdogs and root beer floats will be available for purchase all four days. (more…)

When Your Kid Needs A Root Canal Treatment

There’s a good way and a not-so-great way to approach your child’s root canal treatment. First, you can think of it as a negative thing that you should feel bad about. Or, you can look at it as a wonderful, convenient way to rescue your child’s tooth that has become severely decayed or damaged. We, of course, encourage you to lean toward the latter. When you adopt an optimistic outlook, it makes it much easier on you and your child. Ready for some specific suggestions that can help immensely? We’ve got them!


Don’t Overlook The Reason Your Child Loathes Flossing

You might think that your child simply cannot stand flossing as a general rule. However, you might be overlooking some little details that can turn your child into someone who is more than happy to floss every day. So, toss out the notion that this whole flossing during dental hygiene thing is going to turn into a lifelong struggle and, instead, come to us for advice. For the time being, get started with some details that may truly help.


Bluegrass On Ballard

Are you a fan of bluegrass? Is this music deeply rooted in American culture something you’ve been thinking your little ones might enjoy (and what better time to introduce them to it than right as Independence Day approaches)? If so, take time to head out to Bluegrass On Ballard!