Are You a Good Dental Role Model?

As a parent, you likely already know that your kids are watching and often emulating all that you do. This can be great, when you are setting a good example, such as eating all your vegetables, or reading a book before bed. It can also be a little frightening, like if a PG13-rated word slips out during traffic or you think you’re sneakily stealing a cookie before dinner. To help make sure you’re setting a good dental health example, it is important to make sure that you follow your own dentist’s advice. (more…)

Enjoy High-flying Fun at the Trinity River Wind Festival This Weekend

Were you hoping to make some fun, albeit last-minute plans for your family this weekend? If so, have you considered a departure from the usual Halloween-themed activities that dominate this time of year, in order to check out the 2016 Trinity River Wind Festival, an exciting display of kites and other wind-worthy attractions that will be in Dallas beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016? This annual event is sure to be a hit with the whole family, so make plans now to head out to witness the flights of fancy, so to speak, that will be featured throughout the day! (more…)

Is Dental Care Really That Important for Kids?

Are you sometimes tempted to let your kids ignore their dental hygiene, at least sometimes, because they’re “just their baby teeth, anyways?” It is understandable to want a break from constantly monitoring your kids’ dental practices. Unfortunately this can lead to problems down the road, not to mention it may set them up for a lifetime of lax dental hygiene, which will have increasing consequences as they age. So, while it might not seem fun, or some days even worthwhile, teaching your kids to properly care for their teeth, if you want them to keep showing off those smiles you love so much, it is important that they take great care of both their teeth and their gums, from a young age and beyond.


Simple Ways to Help Your Kids Eat Healthier Foods

Does it feel like a nightmare, or at least a very trying task, attempting to get your kids interested in eating healthier foods than sugary cereals, cookies and cupcakes? Even when you try to withhold desserts or candies as a bribe that can only be enjoyed after they have eaten their healthier foods, does it seem they have no interest in consuming their veggies? Many parents face a metaphorical uphill battle, when trying to convince their children of the importance of proper nutrition. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to feel that way. To better protect your kids’ health and their smiles, why not consider these simple tricks for helping them eat a more balanced, nutritious, diet? (more…)

Can You Do Even More to Protect Your Kids’ Smiles?

Do you ever wonder if there is more you should be doing, as a parent, to help ensure your kids enjoy great oral health as they grow? While you may already be taking lots of steps to ensure your kids health and safety in other areas of life, such as insisting they eat green vegetables, not just French fries, and that they always wear their helmets when riding their bikes, what are you doing to help them maintain lovely and healthy smiles? Developing good dental habits as a child, is a great way to grow up enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. Fortunately, there are several simple steps you can take to ensure your own kids learn about the importance of dental hygiene and regular dental checkups, when it comes to protect the teeth and gums from cavities, gum disease, and other common oral health threats. (more…)

Are Your Kids Taking Great Care of Their Teeth?

As a parent, it can be a lot of work making sure your kids stay safe and healthy. Unfortunately, dental health is often the least of many parents’ concerns, which can contribute to a host of dental issues, including cavities and even gum disease. If you want to protect your kids’ smiles from common dental problems, though, it is important to teach them great dental habits, and to take them for regular preventive care. Fortunately, caring for their smiles doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. (more…)

Don’t Miss Texas Veggie Fair This October in Dallas

Are you passionate about raising your kids to be healthy and thoughtful consumers, people who will look to shop locally and source their food responsibly as much as possible? If so, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Texas Veggie Fair. This annual event now in its 7th year will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Reverchon Park in Dallas. The fair highlights the many healthy food options available to the vegeterians and vegans in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, but also for the many families which would like to cut down their consumption of meat products as well as those simply interested in tips on green living and more! (more…)

Dentist-Approved Alternatives to Halloween Candy!

October 31 is just around the corner, now, meaning that you may soon have a swarm of trick-or-treaters ringing your doorbell expecting some kind of fanciful treat. Fortunately, you don’t have to jeopardize your young guests’ dental health in order to supply them with fun Halloween goodies! This year, be prepared with pediatric-dentist approved alternatives to traditional candy, items that are both smile-friendly and kid-approved. After all, treats don’t have to be filled with sugar that can lead to cavities and oral health threats. There are actually a variety of healthier, yet still fun, alternatives! (more…)

Are Your Kids In Need of Dental Care?

When was the last time your kids visited their pediatric dentist? If it has been more than six months, did you know that they are actually overdue for their next dental checkup and cleaning? Some parents don’t realize how crucial it is to take their children for regular dental care, instead thinking that dentistry is really only necessary for permanent teeth. Unfortunately, this can lead to a host of oral health issues that can cause discomfort, and even lead to lifelong struggles with issues like gum disease. To protect your kids’ smiles, remember that it is important that they visit the pediatric dentist routinely, at least once every six months. You should also pay attention to their smiles, and schedule an appointment if an oral health threat is present. (more…)

Tricks to Making Dental Care More Fun

Do your kids whine every night about having to brush their teeth? Does getting them to floss each day feel like punishment, for you? If you are tired of begging and pleading with your kids to get them to care for their smiles, why not consider some simple ways to make dental hygiene more fun for the whole family? There are actually a number of ways to encourage kids to take good care of their teeth and gums, and these tricks can make your life, as a parent, a lot easier! (more…)