In addition to the fun of giving and receiving gifts and the absolute beauty that comes with this time of year, are there certain Christmas traditions that you have established with your kids? If the answer is yes, we ask: Do you think that any of them may potentially be cause for concern in regard to your family’s oral health? If you are slowly nodding your head and simultaneously wondering what you’re going to be able to do about this possible problem, we are steps ahead of you! Take our Dallas, TX team’s suggestions into consideration as we explore some common traditions, so you know just how to enjoy your holiday and keep your smiles healthy, too!
Our Dallas, TX team knows that what you really, really want is for your kids’ smiles to be healthy now and in the future. You want this to happen not only through your own efforts but also through your children’s amazing ability to learn how to brush, floss, and to schedule their own care when they are all grown up! Today, though, you may be faced with some very young humans who don’t quite understand the smile health details as deeply as you’d like and it can cause some frustration. Allow us to help you shift your outlook a bit with your little ones, so you can keep the facts in mind as you continue heading toward excellent smile care habits.
To begin, we would like to extend our wishes to you and your family for a warm and cozy, extremely happy Thanksgiving! This time of year is particularly fun and festive and from our Dallas, TX team to your little crew, we hope your celebration is a lovely one! Now, as for what we do best, we’d like to spend just a quick moment of your time offering a helpful reminder for your holiday meal, in addition to a couple more holiday-related tips! Keep in mind, during the holidays, after them, and all year long, keeping your child’s oral health safe (and yours too) is easy as (pumpkin) pie!
We’ve talked before about how prevention can help support your child’s future smile. Now, our Dallas, TX team would like to talk a bit more about how specific choices that you’re making (such as placing dental sealants) directly link to the experience your child will have with dental care and oral health once your son or daughter enters adulthood. It may seem quite far off but, of course. However, when you realize just how significant today’s actions can become, it proves to be the truly exceptional incentive that makes you feel much better about the effort you put into your family’s smile care.
Have you ever thought about the term “winter wonderland” and hoped you might see it one day? You and your children just might have the opportunity at the upcoming ICE! event in the Dallas, TX area, which is centered around the beloved winter holiday character we know as Rudolph! Expect some of the most extraordinary ice sculpting you have ever seen (and some truly amazing interactive fun for the whole family).
We know that while your child may feel perfectly wonderful about dental checkups if you’ve been using a very positive approach, that doesn’t mean you actually feel like everything’s perfectly wonderful when your child’s visit is coming up. Instead, if you’re a parent who experiencing any type of anxiety about your child’s wellbeing (so, just about every parent out there), you may find yourself feeling somewhat overwhelmed or even upset about checkups. Why, you wonder? Where are these emotions coming from and how can you make them stop? Take time with our Dallas, TX team as we help you solve this mystery and begin feeling just a footloose and fancy free about preventive care as your little one feels!
We know that as a parent, you try to do what you can to fit everything that needs to get done into one day. As a result, you may find that you are often quite good at identifying “time savers” that help you squeeze a few extra minutes out of each day, so you can really prioritize! While this may work in many aspects of your daily life, you may not realize that it is not always something that you can successfully apply to your child’s oral health care. Unfortunately, you may accidentally waste time, even though you had the absolute best of intentions! Let our Dallas, TX team fill you in on some things to avoid, so you can keep your daily schedule on track!
Let’s talk about sugar for a moment. If you have children and you don’t happen have kiddos who magically dislike sweets (or you don’t have a strict no-sugar policy in your home), then this is going to be one very frequent topic. If you are like many parents, then your understanding regarding sugar and tooth decay may only go as far as “sugar can cause cavities.” What we would like for you to recognize is that sugar itself isn’t exactly to blame. Keep in mind that it’s only when bacteria have time to eat leftover sugar from your mouth (which they digest and then release as a harmful acid, which leads to decay) that you have a problem. So, then, what’s the major concern? It’s the length of time your children’s teeth are exposed to that sugar! Consider some new information from our Dallas, TX team that is sure to offer helpful enlightenment!
Are you well aware that you’ve got some gift shopping to do but you sometimes feel guilty dragging your little ones out with you? Perhaps you will get some purchases made and entertain the kiddos with the upcoming Scrooge Puppet Theatre at NorthPark Center!
The holidays can cause you to realize you have some things you need to get done as a parent. As much as it would be nice to simply avert your gaze, hope for the best, and assume a magical fairy will somehow just get it all done for you, the reality of the situation is: You have plans to make, lists to compile, loose ends to tie up, and you also have kiddos whose smiles depend on you. While we know all of the other things coming at you during the holidays require a lot of time and focus, our Dallas, TX team knows something else: If you include dental care on your list of priorities, you’ll be setting your children (and yourself) up for a much happier season! Learn more.