Have you long been a fan of Peter Pan and Neverland? Do you love watching on as happiness and youthful glee overtake the crotchety and devious evil-doing of one Captain James Hook? If so, this is the event for you (and your family) – with an extra special approach to the visual aspect of theater, you will love what you see.
Do you know how to answer when your child asks you questions about brushing his or her teeth, whether braces will ever become necessary, or otherwise? In some cases, you may worry about your responses. For instance, if you assume your child will not need orthodontics but we later say that braces are essential, your child may not be very happy. Our suggestion? Allow us, your pediatric dentist and team, to offer some assistance for responding to common, difficult-to-answer inquiries.
Here comes 2016! You will get to celebrate with a clean slate, your child will have another birthday, and you will have tons of new memories to make. What you may have overlooked as you prepare your winter holiday shopping list is that, as we wrap up 2015, your benefits will not be extending into January, February, March … well, you get the idea. Do yourself a favor – take a quick moment to give some thought to your child’s dental insurance plan, so you ensure you get the most you can out of dental care coverage for this calendar year.
Before you had children, you might not have given too much thought to your toothbrush. Sure, you may have made sure to purchase a soft-bristle brush according to your dentist’s suggestions – you may have even replaced it once every three months, as you should. Whether it was super clean, wet, dry, or otherwise? This may not have bothered you. However, now that you have children, the fact that toothbrushes tend to harbor bacteria may cause you to feel somewhat anxious. As a result, parents often feel uncertain about how to approach this confusing preventive care topic. Allow us to help!
You have probably heard about plaque for most of your life – if not, then you’re certainly receiving an earful as a parent. As a result, you have likely come to learn that plaque is bad (but that does not mean you’re completely sure what makes it such an awful substance). The good news is that you can help your child control plaque, so you don’t need to worry about potential side effects. Even better news? We are prepared to fill you in on the essential details, so you feel knowledgeable on this topic. And of course, remember, we will always be glad to answer questions during preventive care visits.
Do you love beautiful stage shows? Have you and your children ever experienced a water circus? If not, it’s time you sat down to gaze up on the brilliant, sparkling spectacle that can only occur when you combine water with circus art. Do yourself a favor this November and gather up the family for this entertaining presentation.
Your dedication to protecting your child’s oral health likely consists of assisting with daily brushing and flossing. Hopefully, you are also scheduling six-month preventive care visits with us, so we can help your child avoid tooth decay and dental fillings, as well as other concerns. While these are excellent, tried-and-true methods for maintaining a healthy, growing smile, prevention does not end there. In fact, we find that parents are often shocked that there are some surprising (yet simple) additional tips for avoiding cavity development. Allow us to let you in on the details.
As you can clearly see, we love Halloween and getting into the celebratory spirit. One of the most exciting aspects of working with children is their immediate appreciation and enjoyment of the magical qualities in life. From lighting up when they see us in costume to telling us all about their Halloween plans, the holidays become an even more enjoyable time of year. Whether you’re a continuing patient or have been looking for pediatric dentistry for your child, we would like to spend a moment reminding you about all that we offer to ensure your child feels just as happy and relaxed at dental visits as we have been feeling all week!
Just because you feel strongly about taking care of your child’s teeth and gums does not mean you’re fully educated regarding best preventive care methods. The bad news is that if you miss an essential aspect of prevention, consequences may include problems like gingivitis or cavity development. The good news is that by becoming fully informed (which is extremely easy to do), you will know the necessary steps to follow, so you child achieves a clean, healthy grin. Wondering if you’re a preventive master or if you need a little bit more knowledge? Quiz yourself to discover that answer!
We often find that patients come to us with varying beliefs about baby teeth. The bad news is that failing to provide consistent preventive care to baby teeth can result in some unwanted and serious consequences. The great news is that by making sure you’re familiar with this primary set of teeth and associated care requirements, you can keep your child’s oral health in excellent condition. Curious if you’re already fully informed or need more facts? Quiz yourself to find out!