You’re likely well aware that you’re not the only parent out there who has experienced at least one dental hygiene session that you can only describe as traumatic. Sometimes, emotions run high during a single session and you wish brushing and flossing could be an easier experience. In other cases, you notice the problem continues session after session and your kiddo isn’t responding well to the idea of dental care. What might be going on, you wonder? Take our Dallas, TX team’s advice into consideration and you may have your answer.
Have you heard a lot about mother-baby yoga and you’ve noticed it mentioned on social media but it’s all still a bit of a mystery to you? If this idea has piqued your interest but you’ve never researched it much further, now is your chance to simply try it out! There’s a Little Bit Yoga at Medical City Dallas on the horizon!
There may be a part of you that occasionally wonders if the effort it takes to go through preventive dental care at home with your little ones, twice a day, every single day (in addition to professional visits to our Dallas, TX practice) are actually that impactful. Can’t you just wait a while, you ask, like until they’re teenagers? While that might sound very enticing in the moment, the fact is that prevention yields some pretty exceptional benefits for the future of your kids’ smiles. Think them through the next time you feel like throwing in the towel and your sense of accomplishment might instead convince you to give yourself a quick pat on the back!
It’s not that you don’t care about scheduling dental checkups for your kids or that you even feel hesitant. It’s just that you have billions of things going on every day and like a bunch of other details, checkups are sometimes something that go unnoticed for a while. Not to worry, we completely understand! Our Dallas, TX practice is so very happy to offer a little extra support to parents by suggesting some easy ways to keep up with scheduling necessary preventive care! We look forward to hearing from you (and seeing you) very soon.
Are dinosaurs a pretty big deal in your home? Do you happen to also really enjoy heading to the Perot for educational and extremely fun family outings? Well then. Don’t forget to prepare for the upcoming Dino Fest 2018 during the very beginning of September!
Rest assured, our Dallas, TX team understands that when you’ve spent a lot of time trying to explain to a young child (or a teenager!) about why dental hygiene is so important, it can really take a lot out of you. However, when you give yourself time to rest and recover from what can feel like a battle and you reflect on the fact that your children do brush and floss (even if all does not always go extremely smoothly), you feel much better. You think about the many times you don’t have to go into explain-mode or find yourself suddenly debating the benefits of toothpaste! It is during these lovelier moments when offering your children positive reinforcement for a job well done can provide some serious momentum. Kind words promote happy feelings that give your children the encouragement they love (and that will help them build solid habits over time). Consider some easy yet powerful statements to remember to use when the moment arises!
It’s possible that your child has absolutely no qualms whatsoever about coming in for a dental checkup with us, which is absolutely wonderful! However, we often notice that it’s sometimes Mom or Dad who isn’t having a very relaxing experience. We know that bringing your child in for pediatric dental care at our Dallas, TX practice can be something that puts you a bit on edge. You want your child to feel good all the time but if you have had not-so-lovely personal experiences with dentistry, this can make visits a little rough on you! Let us help you feel better, so the whole family shows up and leaves smiling.
If you keep up with us, you may remember that we mentioned back in May 2018 that we were in the running for this year’s honor as a D Magazine Best Dentist in Dallas for 2018. We are so thrilled to announce that we have been selected! For those of you with subscriptions, you can see our name listed in the August 2018 issue! We are very excited and, as always, would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for your decision to entrust our Dallas, TX pediatric dental care practice with your children’s beautiful smiles! (With that said: Don’t forget, it just might be time to schedule your child’s next visit or first visit with us!).
Do you have a family dog who has become something of a family mascot? Perhaps you have many! Maybe you have none but your kiddos aren’t too thrilled about that (so you’ve been looking for an adoptable pup that could fit right in with your crew). Whatever the case, you will probably love the upcoming Dog Splash Day 2018 in the Dallas, TX area, which is all about pups and play time!
What’s the primary thing that you want for your children as you think about their growing smiles (and what you’re hoping to help them achieve by the time they’re adults)? You want them to have strong teeth that stay that way, of course! As with just about all of the other details you’re doing your best to keep up with, there may be times when you stop and ask yourself: Hey, am I doing all of this correctly? Is there something that I’m missing? Not to worry: Our friendly pediatric dental team in Dallas, TX is on hand to quickly walk you through a review of the main guidelines to follow, so your kids’ smiles stay the course!