Do Your Kids Need Restorative Treatment?

Does Your Child Need Restoration?Have your kids begun complaining of dental discomfort, particularly when they try to enjoy a bowl of soup, a cup of cocoa, or a bite of their favorite ice cream? If so, you might be tempted to overlook their complaints. After all, every parent knows that kids can be prone to complaining. However it is important to know that heightened or sudden sensitivity can often be a warning sign of enamel erosion. Over time, damage to the enamel can lead to outright discomfort, and cavities, which leave the interior of the tooth exposed to bacteria that could cause infections. Left untreated, cavities can eventually require the need for root canal treatment or infection. So, if your kids are giving you any indication that they could have an oral health problem, like a cavity, it is time to take them to see their pediatric dentist. That way they can enjoy comfort and confidence, once again, and you can rest assured that you are doing all you can to keep their smiles healthy and beautiful! (more…)

Encourage Good Dental Habits At Home

Healthy Preventive Care HabitsAs a parent, there is a lot you must do to help ensure your kids grow up happy and healthy. Unfortunately, caring for the teeth and gums can sometimes seem at the bottom of that priority list. Over time, lax hygiene and poor dietary choices, plus skipping out on routine preventive dental visits, can lead to a great deal of dental problems. So, make sure you are encouraging good dental habits, at home, by exhibiting great oral care habits, yourself, and by making dental care a family priority! (more…)

Make Your Kids Smile with Healthy Stocking Stuffers

Smile Healthy Treats for StockingsYou likely already have a growing list of to-do’s this holiday season, from shopping for gifts with which to surprise loved ones, to preparation for holiday meals and family gatherings. In all the excitement – and busyness – it is easy to overlook stocking stuffer shopping until the last minute. Unfortunately, this is likely why many parents end up filling their kids’ stockings mostly with sweets, and other potentially cavity-causing treats. This year, though, with a little planning and smart shopping you can elicit smiles on Christmas morning with the kind of treats that won’t contribute to dental decay. That way you can keep on enjoying those happy and healthy smiles well into the new year! (more…)

Learn More About Christmas at Northpark Center

Holiday-themed Storytime at Northpark CenterHave your kids started asking you a lot of questions about the history of Christmas or other holidays? Do their questions only serve to remind you that you don’t actually know that much about the origin of the holiday, yourself? If so, the resident storyteller from the Dallas Museum of Art, Ann Marie Newman, will be in the NorthCourt at Northpark Center at 10:30 a.m. on November 30, 2016 for a holiday-themed storytime called Holidays Around the World, being sponsored by Bookmarks. This will be a fun chance to learn more, alongside your kids, about the origins of many holiday traditions from all around the world, through stories, songs, and art. Of course, it will also be a good chance to squeeze in some holiday shopping, afterwards, as well. (more…)

Make Dental Care More Fun for the Family

Make Dental Care FunDo your kids frequently complain about having to brush and floss their teeth? Does enforcing dental hygiene practices sometimes feel more like a daily battle than parenting? If so, have you considered that maybe you could take a new approach, one that might actually help make dental care more fun for the whole family? There actually are some simple and pediatric-dentist approved ways you can help make dental hygiene feel less of a chore for both you and your kids. That is great news for those of you tired of feeling like you’re pulling teeth, when simply trying to make sure your kids are caring for theirs. (more…)

Does Your Child Need to Visit the Pediatric Dentist?

Does Your Kid Need to See the Dentist?As a parent, there is a lot that must be done in order to help protect your kids’ teeth from common issues like cavities, gum disease and other oral health threats. Making sure they brush and floss their teeth regularly can help protect their oral health. Feeding them healthy foods and limiting their sugar can also be helpful. But how often are you taking your kids to see their pediatric dentist? Did you know that children need to visit the dentist just as regularly as adults, in order to help prevent dental problems like cavities and even gum disease? It’s true. So, if your kids have not been to the dentist within the last six months, it is time to schedule their next visit! (more…)

Shop for a Good Cause This Weekend in Dallas

Enjoy the CHOOZE Pop-Up Shop in DallasAre you looking to get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping, while also supporting a good cause? If so, you may want to check out the CHOOZE shopping party, “Shop for a Cause,” taking place from Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, 2016. During this event 10 percent of the proceeds will go to The Birthday Party Project, an organization that focuses on providing kids in need with opportunities to celebrate their birthdays in meaningful and memorable ways. CHOOZE will also be using this event to celebration its fifth anniversary, and the launch of its latest colorful, quirky product line. (more…)

What Is The Purpose Of Baby Teeth?

baby-teethMany animals are born with one set of teeth and as they lose one tooth another erupts to fill the space. Humans, on the other hand, are born with baby teeth which are then lost and replaced with permanent teeth. Once we have our permanent teeth we must take very good care of them, because if we lose them, that’s it. There are no other teeth left to replace them. But, what is the purpose of baby teeth?

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Simple Tips for Healthy Baby Teeth

Caring for Kids Baby TeethDo you want to do all you can to help ensure that your children’s teeth remain strong and healthy as they grow? Great parents, of course, care about keeping their kids healthy. Unfortunately, it is sometimes easy to overlook caring for kids’ smiles, particularly since their baby teeth will eventually fall out, anyways. Right? If you have found yourself wondering why baby teeth are so important, or even how to care for them, it can be helpful to understand the function they play, and that they require the same kind of diligent care adult teeth need. That way you can help your kids care for their smiles, now and as they grow. (more…)

Does Your Child Need a Dental Filling?

Does Your Kid Have a Cavity?Has your generally easygoing son or daughter recently become extra fussy around dinnertime? In fact, during any meals does he or she complain, lately, about not enjoying the food, even when the fare is his or her favorite? Complaints related to tooth sensitivity or even discomfort while chewing, are actually common warning signs of dental decay, a condition that affects approximately 30 percent of school-aged children. Fortunately, a pediatric dentist can help your child rebound from dental caries, or cavities as they are more commonly called, so that you and him or her can start enjoying family time, and your meals together, once again. (more…)