Make Your Kids Smile with Healthy Stocking Stuffers

You likely already have a growing list of to-do’s this holiday season, from shopping for gifts with which to surprise loved ones, to preparation for holiday meals and family gatherings. In all the excitement – and busyness – it is easy to overlook stocking stuffer shopping until the last minute. Unfortunately, this is likely why many parents end up filling their kids’ stockings mostly with sweets, and other potentially cavity-causing treats. This year, though, with a little planning and smart shopping you can elicit smiles on Christmas morning with the kind of treats that won’t contribute to dental decay. That way you can keep on enjoying those happy and healthy smiles well into the new year! (more…)

Learn More About Christmas at Northpark Center

Have your kids started asking you a lot of questions about the history of Christmas or other holidays? Do their questions only serve to remind you that you don’t actually know that much about the origin of the holiday, yourself? If so, the resident storyteller from the Dallas Museum of Art, Ann Marie Newman, will be in the NorthCourt at Northpark Center at 10:30 a.m. on November 30, 2016 for a holiday-themed storytime called Holidays Around the World, being sponsored by Bookmarks. This will be a fun chance to learn more, alongside your kids, about the origins of many holiday traditions from all around the world, through stories, songs, and art. Of course, it will also be a good chance to squeeze in some holiday shopping, afterwards, as well. (more…)

Make Dental Care More Fun for the Family

Do your kids frequently complain about having to brush and floss their teeth? Does enforcing dental hygiene practices sometimes feel more like a daily battle than parenting? If so, have you considered that maybe you could take a new approach, one that might actually help make dental care more fun for the whole family? There actually are some simple and pediatric-dentist approved ways you can help make dental hygiene feel less of a chore for both you and your kids. That is great news for those of you tired of feeling like you’re pulling teeth, when simply trying to make sure your kids are caring for theirs. (more…)

Does Your Child Need to Visit the Pediatric Dentist?

As a parent, there is a lot that must be done in order to help protect your kids’ teeth from common issues like cavities, gum disease and other oral health threats. Making sure they brush and floss their teeth regularly can help protect their oral health. Feeding them healthy foods and limiting their sugar can also be helpful. But how often are you taking your kids to see their pediatric dentist? Did you know that children need to visit the dentist just as regularly as adults, in order to help prevent dental problems like cavities and even gum disease? It’s true. So, if your kids have not been to the dentist within the last six months, it is time to schedule their next visit! (more…)

Shop for a Good Cause This Weekend in Dallas

Are you looking to get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping, while also supporting a good cause? If so, you may want to check out the CHOOZE shopping party, “Shop for a Cause,” taking place from Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, 2016. During this event 10 percent of the proceeds will go to The Birthday Party Project, an organization that focuses on providing kids in need with opportunities to celebrate their birthdays in meaningful and memorable ways. CHOOZE will also be using this event to celebration its fifth anniversary, and the launch of its latest colorful, quirky product line. (more…)

What Is The Purpose Of Baby Teeth?

Many animals are born with one set of teeth and as they lose one tooth another erupts to fill the space. Humans, on the other hand, are born with baby teeth which are then lost and replaced with permanent teeth. Once we have our permanent teeth we must take very good care of them, because if we lose them, that’s it. There are no other teeth left to replace them. But, what is the purpose of baby teeth?


Simple Tips for Healthy Baby Teeth

Do you want to do all you can to help ensure that your children’s teeth remain strong and healthy as they grow? Great parents, of course, care about keeping their kids healthy. Unfortunately, it is sometimes easy to overlook caring for kids’ smiles, particularly since their baby teeth will eventually fall out, anyways. Right? If you have found yourself wondering why baby teeth are so important, or even how to care for them, it can be helpful to understand the function they play, and that they require the same kind of diligent care adult teeth need. That way you can help your kids care for their smiles, now and as they grow. (more…)

Does Your Child Need a Dental Filling?

Has your generally easygoing son or daughter recently become extra fussy around dinnertime? In fact, during any meals does he or she complain, lately, about not enjoying the food, even when the fare is his or her favorite? Complaints related to tooth sensitivity or even discomfort while chewing, are actually common warning signs of dental decay, a condition that affects approximately 30 percent of school-aged children. Fortunately, a pediatric dentist can help your child rebound from dental caries, or cavities as they are more commonly called, so that you and him or her can start enjoying family time, and your meals together, once again. (more…)

Have a Great Time Learning at the Dallas Zoo

Are you constantly on the lookout for educational adventures you can have with your kids? Whether you homeschool your kids, or simply seek to expose them to educational experiences outside of their usual learning environment, have you checked out S.A.F.E. Superheroes at the Dallas Zoo? Beyond seeing and learning about the animals, this exhibit also helps to teach kids (and adults, alike) about how zoos like the Dallas Zoo are actually helping by “Saving Animals From Extinction.” Every month, the zoo hosts this adventure, which includes a variety of guided stations that help educate guests about the importance of caring for our planet’s animals. (more…)

What’s The Big Deal About Baby Teeth?

Did you know the technical term for baby teeth is “deciduous teeth?” Whatever you call them, though, do you ever find yourself feeling curious what function these baby teeth really serve? In fact, do you sometimes wonder if caring for baby teeth is actually all that important? Few people understand why baby teeth exist. If they did, they might be more diligent in making sure their children are taking great care of their smiles. That’s because baby teeth are actually an important part of the smile’s development. (more…)