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.
Of course, you have heard about ways to satisfy you child’s sweet tooth (and your own) without causing any damage. However, you may not know about how to indulge in a sweet treat and do so while actually preventing tooth decay just yet! Sound too good to be true? We are happy to report that a lollipop (or lozenge) treat called Loloz can actually do just that. Hoping for a little more information because you’re not exactly convinced at the moment? No problem. Our Dallas, TX team has some introductory answers to your questions (and will be more than happy to discuss this treat more during your child’s next dental visit).
Do you love heading out to art festivals with your family, where you and your kiddos get to soak up the exceptional artwork crafted by the community, everyone gets to indulge in some not-always-so-healthy but delicious food, and it’s a lovely day spent outdoors? Don’t miss out on the upcoming Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival that’s featuring over 100 artists and more!
Is there any time of year when your kids aren’t feeling super interested in sweets? Not really. However, it is fair to say that as the colder weather and holidays begin to approach, we are faced with what feels like an enormous onslaught of all-things-sugary-all-the-time. What makes this the case, you ask yourself in reflection? Well, candy and pastries are feel-good treats and end up at the center of the holidays. They are snacks shared in the classroom, frequent gifts, part of holiday meals, time-honored traditions (Halloween, for instance), and there seems to be no end in sight. So, how to manage from now through Valentine’s Day, as you continue considering smile protection, without totally taking sweet treats away from the kiddos? Our Dallas, TX team has a very simple answer: Add xylitol into the mix!
Are you well aware that just about everything that you’ve ever used that might be referred to as an “appliance” is becoming much more advanced, Bluetooth capable, and offers features you never even conceived of? Just like you may be able to lock your car doors with your phone from work or turn on the washing machine from another room, the same exciting forward movement in technology applies to oral health care! While this is certainly good news for everyone, it is some truly powerful information for parents and their kids. If you’ve been wondering about what’s available for your children’s dental hygiene these days, our Dallas, TX team strongly suggests you learn more about the Sonicare For Kids Toothbrush.