It’s quite a feat to to make plans for holiday travel, to gather up the kids, to get in the car, on a plane, or otherwise, and to head toward a destination! The last thing you want is to show up wherever it is you’re headed only to realize you left behind dental hygiene items that your kids need (or that you need) for your oral health. So, to make life easy, we very strongly encourage you to write a packing list (or two or three). Need some tips? We’ve got them.
As a parent, you have become the responsible party for disappointing your children with word “no” when they want something that isn’t good for them. You have also become a master at alternatives that will usually keep your kids happy and satisfy you with the sense that you’re protecting them. When it comes to the details associated with your kids’ smile (and all things associated with oral health), this can become a bit tricky on occasion. Today, we would like to inform you of some very common, tricky details to add to your growing bank of wisdom!
We know that you may be getting very good at coming up with surprising parent solutions that you can’t imagine having conjured up before your little ones were born! In some cases, your ingenuity will serve you well. However, when it comes to addressing problems like your kid’s cavity, you’re going to want to steer clear of what seems like a brilliant home remedy or DIY idea and, instead, come straight to our practice.
Do you love letting your child explore new creative endeavors? Why not head over to the Far and Wide: Pastel Landscapes Children’s Workshop this weekend, where your kiddos can become familiar with pastels? It’s sure to be a colorful and delightfully good time.
It’s always worth discussing the colorful, natural foods out there that can help protect your child’s smile. As you know, kids are quite fond of colorful foods, holiday themes, and anything that tends to make eating fun. If you’re feeling out of ideas and a little overwhelmed by the influx of candy and confections this fall season, then consider something that is sure to creates some enjoyment, while protecting your kids’ oral health: Eating orange! It’s seasonally appropriate and your kids just might think it’s cool.
We are very well aware of the fact that as the temperatures are dropping in our area, you are likely getting quite focused on your child’s wish list for the upcoming holidays, class projects that need finishing, on your own plans for the end of the year … need we say more? Of course, in the back of your mind, you may recognize that there’s your child’s dental care to consider, too. Rather than trying to make sense of what’s left to take care of on the oral health front, allow us to happily list it out for you!
Worried that your kids aren’t drinking enough water? Wondering what you can do about this, since handing a glass of water to your child never garners the same kind of awe and attention as when you hand over a milkshake or glass of juice? The good news is that you’re right about H20! It’s very beneficial to your child’s oral health. As for how to up how much your little one drinks every day without too much effort, we have some helpful ideas.
If you’re familiar with the Perot Museum, then you know a lot of very cool family-oriented stuff is to be explored and enjoyed there! What you may not have heard about just yet is the Family Experiments at Klyde Warren Park. If you like to get out of the house, get outdoors, and engage in interesting project with the kids, then this might be something to consider!
As you have noticed in being a parent, it’s difficult if not impossible to predict what might happen next. One day is somewhat uneventful and the next, when you turn your back for two seconds, your child manages to break a tooth. Not sure what happened or what you could have done any better? Don’t worry. Every other patient on the planet goes through the same thing! Fortunately, when something like this takes place, we’re ready to quickly address the issue and get your child’s smile healthy again with emergency dental care. Keep a couple things in mind.
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?