Pokemon GO Is Coming to Town!

Pokemon Go for the Whole FamilyAre your kids obsessed with Pokemon Go? In fact, are you equally interested in this game that has swept the world? If so, don’t miss out on a chance to support a good cause while trying to catch them all. The Pokemon GO Benefit Festival is being hosted by Pogue Entertainment Group and Studio 7. It will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on August 28, 2016, in Addison. This event will feature food trucks, live entertainment, and guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters, as well. There will also be raffles for Pokemon GO merchandise, game coins and much more! The evening will be both kid and dog friendly, so grab the whole family, and your phones of course, for this Pokemon-centric outing. (more…)

Do Your Kids Need to Floss Everyday?

Flossing Is Important for Kids TooGetting your kids to keep up their dental hygiene routine can feel like a much bigger chore for you, as a parent, than it does even for them. It is a worthwhile effort, though, since daily dental care is key to helping to keep their smiles healthy and cavity-free. While daily tooth brushing is one important part dental care, flossing should also be part of their daily routine. That is because flossing helps remove even more bacteria than brushing alone. (more…)

Smile-Healthy Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Smart Lunch Packing Tips for Healthy SmilesAre you more excited than your kids, about them heading back to school soon? After a long, hot summer it can be fun for the whole family to have a change of pace, and to enjoy the cooler temperatures that are coming. With busy school days, though, comes lots of lunch packing. Before you become overwhelmed trying to come up with healthy options your kids will actually eat, and certainly before you resort to the convenience of overly salty and sweet pre-packaged snacks, consider these tips from your pediatric dentist. After all, you can help promote healthy bodies and smiles by packing your kids’ lunches with nutrient-rich foods! (more…)

What Should Your Kids’ Hygiene Routine Include?

Baby Teeth Need Care TooAs a first-time parent there is a lot to learn, from how often to feed your baby to how to properly swaddle him or her. Perhaps most importantly you will also have to adapt to surviving on next-to-no sleep. The good news is that, as with most tasks, there will be a lot of learning as you go and you will surely improve your parenting skills over time. One area you might need a little extra help, though, is taking care of your son or daughter’s smile! It can be all-too-easy to neglect your child’s oral care, when he or she has yet to erupt a single tooth. But good dental hygiene should actually begin before you see that first precious pearly white tooth. So let your pediatric dentist guide you in how to best take care of your baby’s smile! (more…)

Don’t Miss Funny, Friendly Monsters at The Fort Worth Library

Kids Movie at the Fort Worth LibraryAre you looking for something fun to do as a family this weekend? If so, don’t miss the chance to catch the much-loved 2013 Disney Pixar film, Monsters University, at the Forth Worth Central Library! Grab a blanket and all the kids, and head out to discover what Mike Wazowski and Sulley Sullivan, characters first made famous in 2001’s Monsters, Inc., were like back in college. The movie will be shown from 1 to 3 p.m., and admission is free, making it a perfect way to beat the heat and have some family fun! (more…)

Are Your Kids Really Taking Great Care of Their Teeth?

Are Your Kids Properly Caring for Their Teeth?Most parents go to a lot of trouble trying to make sure their kids are healthy. From doctor’s appointments, to healthy diets, safety gear for athletic events and many other protective measures, good parents want to do all they can to ensure their children grow up strong and healthy. When it comes to kids’ oral health, however, it is all-too-easy to overlook some surprisingly simple steps that can be taken to ensure their teeth and gums stay healthy. If you want to do more to make sure your kids’ smiles are really well cared for, start by making sure they brush and floss their teeth correctly, every single day! (more…)

Why Parents Need Preventive Care Too

Family Dental Care Is Important for AllNow that fall is almost here, do you find your calendar filling up fast with football games, band practice and a myriad of other school functions? While your kids may require a great deal of your attention and carpooling talents, over the next few months, that doesn’t mean you have to overlook your own needs. In fact, you shouldn’t postpone preventive care for your own smile. Regular dental hygiene and routine checkups are some of the best ways you can preserve your oral health, preventing the need for invasive restorative treatment. Plus, your own excellent oral care helps your kids develop healthy habits that will serve them, and their smiles’, well for many years to come. (more…)

Simple Tips for Healthier School Lunches

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids Headed Back to SchoolThe kids will be heading back to school soon, and that means your job as official family lunch packer is about to resume. Before it does, and you resort to old standbys like pre-packed lunch kits and bags of cookies, consider some healthier alternatives, instead. By sending your kids to school with healthy foods and snacks, you can help them grow strong while also preserving their healthy smiles! (more…)

Reasons Your Kid Might Need Restorative Dentistry

Are Your Kids In Need of Restorative Dentistry?You might think that dental problems only affect adults. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. Many children also suffer from dental trauma and decay, which can cause problems for their young smiles, including tooth loss and even infection. Fortunately, restorative dentistry makes it possible to help address issues like cavities, chips, cracks and other dental issues, in order to protect their young smiles. So if you are concerned your kids might be in need of restorative dentistry, or if you have simply noticed changes in their smiles and are worried about them, now is the time to talk with their pediatric dentist about what can be done to restore and protect their oral health. (more…)

Make Sure Your Kids Drink Plenty of Water

Make Sure Your Kids Drink Plenty of WaterThe summer days may be winding down, now, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still important reasons to make sure your kids continue to drink plenty of water each day. While the scorching heat may be a palpable reminder that your family needs to hydrate, regularly, your bodies still need adequate hydration to function at their best each and everyday. So take this opportunity to learn a bit more about why water is essential to your kids’ oral health, and what you can do to ensure they’re actually staying well hydrated each day. (more…)