Outdoor Fun With Four-Footed Friends

Are you feeling a bit of cabin fever and ready to spend some time outdoors? The Centers for Disease Control cites benefits to pet ownership that include more opportunities to exercise, lowered blood pressure, lowered cholesterol, and self reports of feelings less lonely. Whether you have a dog in your family, or can pair up with a neighbor or borrow a pooch from a friend, why not plan a visit to the White Rock Lake Dog Park, in Dallas, TX? (more…)

When Your Child Has a Dental Emergency

You put a lot of prep work into teaching your child to practice good dental hygiene and visit the dentist on a regular basis. Therefore, it can be alarming when an emergency situation arises that can instantly threaten your child’s smile. Fortunately, you and your child don’t have to face the emergency alone. At our Dallas, TX, children’s dental office, we have extensive experience helping young patients make it through most dental emergency situations and preserve the health and integrity of their smiles. (more…)

Is It Ever a Good Idea to Extract a Baby Tooth?

For much of your child’s oral health care, you’ve heard that preserving their healthy primary (baby) teeth is important to preserving their long-term oral health. Therefore, it may be surprising to learn that, as part of their oral health care, some children may require the removal of their primary teeth even if they haven’t fallen out on their own yet. However, if it becomes necessary, then it’s important not to hesitate, as it’s never a good idea to give the problem time to grow even worse. (more…)

Need A Funny Family Holiday Boost? (And It’s Free!)

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Can Baby Teeth Receive Tooth Fillings?

When you teach your child good hygiene skills and bring them to the dentist regularly for routine checkups and cleanings, you give them a good chance at avoiding things like cavities. However, cavities are the most common dental concern for a reason – it doesn’t take much for them to develop, and children sometimes need a boost in successfully preventing them. If your child develops a cavity in a primary (baby) tooth, we might recommend filling the cavity with a conservative, tooth-colored filling. Although the tooth will fall out eventually and make way for its permanent replacement, stopping the spread of decay and saving the tooth until then will be essential for keeping your child’s smile healthy. (more…)

Giving Kids a Better Chance at Preventing Cavities

Every parent wants their children to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, cavity-free smiles. However, it takes more than wishful thinking to protect kids smiles, which is why we focus on helping children of all ages proactively prevent cavities from forming with compassionate, high-quality care and conservative dental treatment options. From making good hygiene and education fun to providing personalized treatments for strengthening your child’s teeth, we can help you boost your child’s chances of avoiding ever having to deal with a cavity. (more…)

The Naughty Or Nice List: Smile Edition! 

When it comes to the holidays, your children are likely already quite familiar with the idea of the naughty or nice list! The “naughty” includes the bad, not-so-good stuff (and behavior) that might mean no holiday gifts! The “nice” includes the good, wonderful stuff (and behavior) that means holiday presents will likely appear during this festive season! Why not rely on this fun, seasonal model for a little fun with smile care education, as you talk with your kiddos about brushing, flossing, or other topics? Ready for a visit, have questions, or need some additional support? Just get in touch with our Dallas, TX pediatric dental care practice with a phone call!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show 

Do your little caterpillars and butterflies absolutely love the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar? How about other delightful tales from creator Eric Carle? Since there’s nothing quite like seeing the story and the illustrations brought to life before your very eyes, don’t forget that this beloved story (and others) will be performed on stage during our Dallas, TX community’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show!

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Your Pediatric Dentist Talks About Cold Season

 

It’s hard enough to be sick with a cold yourself. Watching a little one cough and sneeze can be even more heart-wrenching. Good hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and getting enough sleep help keep us all healthy. Sometimes the cold and flu season hits close to home, despite out best efforts. Your Dallas, TX pediatric dental team can help you minimize a cold’s effect on your child’s dental health. A bonus is that these friendly suggestions apply to adult smiles and well. (more…)

Holidays And Family Travel: Stuff To Consider! 

Yes! You had the conversations, you booked the tickets, you got every last detail ironed out: You’re leaving on a jet plane for a holiday destination with the family! Right. Now it’s time for the rest of the planning that will ensure you get from this point in time, onto the plane, and in celebration mode! While our Dallas, TX team is certain you’ve got all of those millions of little details in mind and that you’re ready to prepare, we would love to help with the smile care aspect of traveling with kids during this time of year. Ready for some classic (and less expected) tips? Keep them in mind and they will provide you with more help than you might have guessed!

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