How and Why Dental Sealants Work
The fight to prevent cavities isn’t one that children need to go through alone. Besides teaching them how to take good care of their teeth, you can also help children protect their young smiles by bringing them for regular visits to the dentist. Routine checkups and cleanings are as important for children as they are for adults, but your dentist can also help tip the balance in their favor through preventive treatments like dental sealants. (more…)
How and Why Fluoride Works
In the quest to keep your child’s smile healthy, beautiful, and free of cavities, your dentist offers a number of ways to boost your child’s hygiene efforts. In addition to regular checkups and cleanings, which allow the dentist to clean and inspect your child’s teeth, other measures such as fluoride treatment can add layers of protection against harmful oral bacteria. If your child is at an increased risk for cavity development, then find out if fluoride can work to reduce that risk. (more…)
Can You Get Your Kids Excited About their Oral Care?
Do your kids act completely dejected every time they have to brush their teeth? What about when it is time to see the dentist? If so, there are some ways you can help to get your kids more excited about their own oral care? Sound too good to be true? Think again! There are some surprisingly simple ways you can help to get your kids more excited about caring for their smiles, and since dental hygiene will be crucial throughout their lives, it is important to do all you can to help them form healthy habits now. (more…)
Enjoy Colorful Fun During Dallas Arts Month!
Living in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex is not without its perks, and for decades the vibrant art scene in Dallas has been a particularly fun source of pride for the city. That’s precisely why Dallas has been celebrating a citywide Art Week since 2013, but this year Mayor Mike Rawlings officially increased the event to a full month. This year, all of April has been dubbed Dallas Arts Month, meaning there has never been a better time to take advantage of the many wonderful museums, theatres, galleries and concert venues throughout the city! (more…)
How Often Do Kids Need to See the Dentist?
Being a parent is no easy task. You will spend years taking care of your kids while also trying to teach them to care for themselves. It can be tricky trying to balance these two important jobs. Fortunately, when it comes to dental care, your pediatric dentist can help! Not only can dentists teach your kids healthy habits that will protect their teeth and gums, at-home; they are also there to clean those precious teeth before problems can arise. If you really want to protect your kids’ smiles effectively, make sure they are seeing the dentist regularly for key preventive care and a great dental education.
What Snacks Are Best for Your Kids’ Smiles?
Want to help your kids stay healthy this year? If so, you may have already taken several steps to better protect their bodies and their smiles. Good dental hygiene is essential for oral health, of course. Yet if your kids are regularly consuming too much sugar, they are still likely to struggle with dental decay. Fortunately, you can help your kids develop healthy habits, and protect those precious pearly whites by giving them healthy foods for meals and snacks. Best of all, many are delicious and both kid and pediatric dentist-approved! (more…)
3 Tips for Effective Cavity Prevention
Cavities are one of the biggest threats to children’s smiles, but the good news is that there are several simple and effective ways to prevent them. By teaching your children how to take excellent care of their smiles, you can give them the tools they need to improve their chances never having to deal with a cavity. One of the most important tips for effective cavity prevention is to make your children’s dentist an important partner in the process by bringing your child in for regular dental visits. (more…)
What Kind of Fun Can Your Family Enjoy Over Spring Break?
Will the kids be home from school for a week of spring break, soon? If so, are you feeling a bit worried about your family coming down with a bad case of cabin fever? Well fret not; there is plenty to do in the Dallas area! That means you can keep your kids busy, and more importantly happy, during their brief hiatus from school. Best of all, there are plenty of affordable and education options, that can make the week fun for all, without making too much of a dent on your wallet. (more…)
Could an App Actually Help Protect Your Kids’ Smiles?
Over the last several years there has been a disturbing rise in childhood tooth decay, and that has troubled more than just the kids suffering from cavities. Pediatric dentists and educators have also taken notice. Fortunately, some have been inspired to think out of the box when it comes to inspiring kids to take better care of their smiles. In that spirit, one pediatric dentist in particular, Dr. Diane Buyer, actually developed an app that teaches kids about the beverages most likely to lead to tooth decay, as well as the ways they can help to prevent dental damage! (more…)
Can I Help My Kids Prevent Cavities?
As a parent, it’s your job to help protect your kids, and to teach them the skills they’ll need to grow up healthy, and hopefully happy, as well. That said, some parts of your job are likely a lot easier than others. What kid doesn’t love going to the park for some exercise, or being read a favorite book at night, for instance? On the other hand, many kids will argue against being told to eat their vegetables, or even to put on their pajamas. When it comes to protecting your kids’ smiles, the great news is that thorough preventive care doesn’t have to be complicated, or even feel like a constant fight. Your pediatric dentist actually has some simple ways to help protect those precious smiles! (more…)