Dental exams are not just for adults. Children need to see the dentist regularly to enjoy optimal oral health. Otherwise, minor issues could be allowed to flourish and eventually, threaten their oral health, leading to painful decay or even premature tooth loss. How frequently should their smiles be examined? What happens during a checkup?
Are you surprised when we mention to you that it’s very important to monitor your children’s brushing sessions in part to ensure they are not brushing too hard? Did you assume that a lot of pressure and force was a good thing? If so, we would love to explore this topic with you. Learning all about what makes gentle dental hygiene so important and effective can help your kids keep their smiles safe for life (and it may help you, too!).
Feeling a little worried about Halloween this year because of your child’s food allergies? Though you likely have some plans in place to keep them safe, while they enjoy trick or treating, you may love this upcoming event: It’s the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo! It’s a little bit like trick or treating (and a whole lot of safe fun for you and your family).
You may feel guilty if your child has experienced tooth decay and then required a dental filling. The news you are likely hoping to hear is that there are probably some easy changes you can make to ensure this doesn’t happen again. You may also want us to tell you that it’s okay and that lots of kids get cavities (they really do!). So, shake off the bad feelings and get ready to alter your habits just a bit, so you know you’re protecting your little one’s smile.
You may wonder if it’s important that you bring your children in for fluoride treatments or if this is not really necessary. From our perspective as dental professionals, this is a fantastic way to help your children avoid problems with the development of cavities and to grow very strong, healthy teeth! It can even help with teeth that have experienced very early signs of decay. Still curious about some of the details? Begin learning more with a quiz!
We know that you see the winter holiday items lining the shelves of stores that you frequent and you think to yourself, “It isn’t even Halloween yet!” With so much to do and plan, it’s easier to simply pretend for a while that December is far, far away and that you just don’t need to worry about it. Of course, we empathize. However, we’d also like to squeeze a quick dental care reminder or two in there, while you’ve got your holiday time radar up!
Ready to take your Halloween celebration somewhere new? How about under water? If you happen to love a relaxing day spent at the aquarium, then the Underwater Halloween Pumpkin Carve-Off is sure to be a fun outing for you and the kids!
Of course, in the daily goings on at home with little ones, you may find that one of the biggest challenges you face is somehow getting through dental hygiene with your children. That is, getting through it without tears, without upset, and without Mom or Dad feeling completely exhausted. While some less-than-stellar experiences may simply be the natural consequence of kids who aren’t in the mood to brush (which of course, will get better over time), there are some other things to consider!
You’re going to be hearing an awful lot about Halloween from your kids throughout all of October because, well, it’s not until the very last day of the month! Of course, they’re also counting down the days until they get to have people simply hand over candy to them just because they exist and look adorable! As a result, of course, they’re ready to get going now with the treats, the sweets, and the fun. Good news: We’ve got some helpful and healthy deterrents for you, so you can keep your kids smiling and feeling festive without feeling like you’re compromising your own values in regard to their oral health.
The extraordinarily fun, kid-friendly, not-so-friendly-for-your-smile holiday we all love to celebrate during October is just around the bend! Yep. Before you know it, you’ll be helping your children put the finishing touches on their costumes and you’ll be reminding them about their manners when they go house-to-house for candy! While you may feel prepared regarding decorations, fun, and outfit details, you might not feel too certain about protecting your children’s oral health on this sugar-filled day. Don’t worry. We’re full of advice when it comes to things to watch for!