Do Your Kids’ Smiles Need Additional Protection?

Kids can be a bundle of energy, which explains why many parents have a constant feeling of being “on their toes,” so to speak, in an effort to keep up. Sadly, many parents still feel shocked, saddened and even frustrated, to learn that their kids require dental treatment, such as fillings to treat cavities or a crown to address a chipped or cracked tooth. Fortunately, it is possible to help prevent the need for restorative dental treatment, like a dental filling. It just requires some smart planning, as a parent. (more…)

What Pediatric Dentists Wish More Parents Knew

Being a parent is a rewarding and fun job, but that’s not to say it can’t sometimes feel tough. It can also be overwhelming trying to keep up with all that your kids require to stay healthy and happy. If you have had questions about what your kids need in order to grow up enjoying healthy and beautiful smiles, it is time to heed the advice of their pediatric dentist. After all, pediatric dentists specializing in protecting kids’ smiles against cavities and other common oral health threats. (more…)

Don’t Miss The State Fair This Season!

The State Fair of Texas has officially kicked off and is now in full swing, which means it is time to gather your family for a fun day of fried foods, carnival-style games and rides, and lots more family-friendly activities, deep in the heart of Texas, or more specifically in downtown Dallas. In addition to the many events and exhibits specific to the annual fall fair, this is also a great time to explore the museums on the grounds, and music hall, as well. For a complete lineup of events, visit Fair Park’s website. (more…)

Does Your Child Have a Cavity?

Has your child recently been complaining that her tooth hurts? Or, have you noticed changes in your son’s eating habits, such as an avoidance of any hot or cold foods, drinks, or an avoidance of the kind of sweet treats for which he generally begs? If so, these could be warning signs that a cavity is forming. Dental cavities are unfortunately incredibly common, for both kids and adults alike. Though they can be prevented through proper dental care, if your child is diagnosed with a dental cavity, there is good news. Dental fillings can help restore your smile’s comfort! (more…)

Is It Time for Your Baby’s First Pediatric Dental Visit?

Since you brought your bundle of joy home from the hospital, has life felt like a whirring blend of diaper changes, midnight feedings, and occasional attempts to shower and clean house? As the weeks go by, and you find your rhythm as a new parent, there will be some important steps to take to care for your baby, including his or oral health. While it’s all-too-easy to overlook oral care, in those early days, there are many compelling reasons to make sure your child receives dental care, even as a baby.   (more…)

How’d Your Kids’ Last Dental Checkup Go?

Was your children’s last dental appointment a seeming disaster? Were they diagnosed with several cavities, gingivitis, or other oral health problems? If so, you might be a bit embarrassed or even frustrated, at first. After all, as a parent you take great care and responsibility in helping to keep your kids healthy. It is hard not to take it personally, when your kids struggle with dental problems. Fortunately, armed with a bit of knowledge, you can help make sure your next kids’ checkup goes more swimmingly, by following through with some key preventive care in between those important pediatric dental checkups! (more…)

Enjoy Great Tunes at the Allen Folk Festival

Looking for a fun way to teach your kids about music, or simply interested in finding something fun and unique to do close to home this September? The Allen Public Library is offering a free concert, the Allen Folk Festival, which will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016. The event will begin with Mike Carroll and the Blues Evolution, which is dedicated to celebrating the influence of this popular form of American music, rooted in European folk music as well as African-American blues, jazz and rock. Beyond the Pale will then perform; it is a Celtic and folk band that marries the influence of European immigrants on early American folk music. (more…)

What Can A Pediatric Dentist Do for Your Kids?

You already understand the importance of visiting the dentist regularly to protect your own smile against dental cavities and other oral health threats. But do you ever wonder what role a pediatric dentist should be playing in your family’s life? There are actually a number of reasons to take your children to a dentist that specializes in pediatric care. By doing so, you could actually help set them up for a lifetime of good oral health. (more…)

Healthy Tips That Can Help Young Smiles

Are your kids used to getting to eat whatever they want, particularly during busy school days? If so, they could actually be causing damage to their smiles. Too much sugar and a lack of nutrients, can contribute to dental problems like cavities. Acidic beverages can also be bad news for the smile’s health. Fortunately, with a little knowledge and self-control, your whole family can begin to make healthier choices for both your bodies and your smiles! (more…)

Got Questions? Your Pediatric Dentist Can Help

Do you sometimes wonder what your kids’ smiles need in order to stay healthy and beautiful as they grow? When your children come to you with questions about their teeth or gums, are you sometimes embarrassed to realize you don’t know the answers? Most parents need advice when it comes to their kids’ oral health. Fortunately, a pediatric dentist is there to help protect your children’s smiles and educate you about how to raise them to enjoy great dental health. So, if you do have questions, don’t be afraid to ask the dentist, who can provide helpful advice and insight! (more…)