There are some very simple habits to think about that can have a strong impact on your child’s smile health. When you make good decisions along the way, you guide your little one’s oral health in a direction toward lifelong success. So, how to pick up on these details? For starters, see us for your six-month checkups and we will keep you informed. For now, let’s have a quick chat about common habits to consider!
When you have your kids with you, it’s so easy to make all of the decisions regarding how much sugar they can have (and more). Granted, that doesn’t mean there are never tears or “please!” moments involved but you’re in charge! Now, let’s talk about what happens when your kiddos are at birthday parties. You’re not there to monitor what they eat, they’re surrounded by other kids who are eating celebratory cake and ice cream, and this leaves you in a little bit of an oral health quandary. What to do? Well, that all depends on how you feel, your personal values, and more! Don’t worry, we can certainly assist with this common topic!
Have you noticed that your child seems to be having some chewing problems while eating? If you cannot quite put your finger on the reason, it can cause you some serious distress. After all, enjoying snacks and meals should be enjoyable, not fraught with frustration. To get started, we encourage you to consider some common factors that may be the root of your child’s current challenge. Of course, if you need additional help, all it takes is setting up a checkup and coming in to see us!
Want to do something truly magical with your kids to celebrate Valentine’s Day? However, as you try to come up with a creative outing, nothing seems to have quite the oomph-factor you’ve been hoping for? Good news: There’s an upcoming Valentine’s Open Skate that is sure to set your heart aflutter!
You’ve seen it. Candy that looks like toothpaste. Cookies in flavors you can’t imagine wanting. Super sour stuff that kids compete over, seeing who can withstand the discomfort! Trends come and go with your kids and their friends and sometimes, you don’t know what to do about it because you’re a bit beside yourself. You certainly wouldn’t touch it, so how to react? Not to worry. Focus on keeping your kids’ oral health safe and the rest will change as they get older. For now, try some tips.
Do you love making Valentine’s Day special for your little ones because the day is all about love, and who better to lavish with something special? However, is there part of you that isn’t sure how to make the day safe for everyone’s smile health because your go-to ideas all include desserts? Not a problem. While a little bit of sweetness on this holiday isn’t out of the question, we can certainly help steer you in a direction you can feel good about!
You may have moments during which you wonder to yourself why it’s so important to put so much effort into preventive care. After all, dental fillings are there to pick up the slack when all doesn’t go according to plan and your child ends up with a cavity. While we certainly have only wonderful things to say about fillings and strongly encourage you to see us if your child needs one, there’s something you need to remember: Prevention and avoiding cavities is always even better than letting them form and treating them. Is a cavity the end of the world? Nope! However, doing what you can to avoid them is worth it.
Does your child appear to struggle with some amount of dental anxiety even though you are so sure you have done nothing to bring about this issue? Don’t worry. The dental environment is a brand new place and children (adults, too) have wild imaginations. Remember, as well, that kids hear all sorts of things from friends at school and that sometimes, it’s just a matter of feeling a bit afraid of the unknown. Whatever the case, we would love to help you with your little one with the assistance of dental sedation and more!
Yes, it can become easier and easier to guide your children toward snacks that are better for their oral health over time when you’re in the comfort of your own home. Heading out to the movie theater, however, can bring with it a very different set of expectations from the kiddos. If you’re on board when it comes to snacking while you watch but you’d like to maintain some level of protection for smiles, think through some easy advice.
Want to drop little hints to your kiddos about dental care but you know if you sit down and lecture them, it will fall on deaf ears? There are certainly some much easier ways to introduce the topic without making dental hygiene and oral health care seem like a chore list. Additionally exciting is the fact that some simple activities can make it a bit easier for you to monitor how your kids’ smiles are looking, too. Remember, the simplest moments can prove quite beneficial!