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!
In most instances, we spend time talking with you about how to help manage your child’s oral health. We love discussing prevention, how to guide your child toward healthy smile care habits, and are more than pleased to discuss what you should do in the case that your child ends up with an issue like tooth decay, so we can quickly resolve the issue. Today, however, our Dallas, TX pediatric dental care team would like to turn our attention away from your kiddo for just a bit and shine a spotlight on you! We know that when your child develops a cavity, it can feel very overwhelming for you. Unfortunately, if you’re upset, your child may pick up on this, which can lead to your child feeling anxious about smile care like dental fillings, rather than relaxed. Let us offer some helpful ways for you to cope, so you can get back on track with feeling A-OK about your son or daughter’s grin!
What’s xylitol, you ask? Why, allow our Dallas, TX pediatric practice offer you some very interesting facts: It’s a sweetener that’s all natural. It also happens to be good, not bad, for your oral health (which means, when your kids consume it, you don’t have to feel frantic like you do with other sources of sweetness, such as sugar, which promotes decay). While you may have heard of it and know that it’s something you can access, you might not really know what types of products it’s used in, when it’s a good idea, and where to get it. We can help!
Yes, you read that correctly: It’s just about time for your kids to get back to the classroom for the 2018-2019 school year. Can you believe it? Of course, in addition to getting your children’s smiles all ready for a lovely new grade and experience, it also means lots and lots of supplies that your kiddos need, so they can soak up new knowledge! To make sure the children in our community have what they need, we have teamed up with Alex Sanger Elementary School for the Back To School Backpack Drive! As we send our best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful year back in the classroom, we also remind you that if you are so inclined, donations for the upcoming drive are appreciated. Allow our Dallas, TX practice to offer you additional details, should you like to participate!
Of course, you want your kids’ smiles to look healthy and to actually be healthy. You don’t want your kiddos to go through any of the sensations that can come with dental cavities either, if you can help it. So, what to do when your kids are absolutely mad about enjoying a certain sugary cereal in the morning but you just can’t stand for letting them coat their teeth in sugars first thing in the day? Fortunately, there are ways to help you feel better, to protect your kids’ teeth from tooth decay, and even to assist you in finding ways to make morning a little healthier. Our Dallas, TX practice offers some simple yet helpful ideas!
Yes, we know that just a quick reminder about back to school isn’t really going to cut it. You need some serious reinforcement and you need it now! Beyond getting fillings completed and checkups and cleanings on the books, you might wonder what to do at home now that it’s not just a fun free-for-all all the time. An actual schedule and some amount of structure must be put back into place to ensure everyone’s smiles are on track, brushed, flossed, healthy, ready for school, ready for bed, and more every day. Phew! Lucky for you, our Dallas, TX team just happens to really love helping out with these oral health details!
Did you know that National Farmers Market week takes place from August 5th through 11th? It’s true! So, how might one go about honoring this exciting time? Well, if the Dallas Farmers Market has anything to do with it, you just might bring the kiddos with you to the upcoming Watermelon Festival for some delicious fun!