Letting your child brush on his or her own is a big deal! You’re not standing there watching every last stroke, offering advice, and actually seeing with your own eyeballs that dental care is complete! Sometimes, things go very well and your kiddo takes off like a little rocket, brushing and flossing like a pro! However, in many cases, that initial introduction to independent brushing doesn’t go quite so smoothly. The good news is that when you find yourself wondering for any number of reasons whether your child really brushed (and did a good job), our Dallas, TX team can help you figure out just how to respond!
The weather in our Dallas, TX community is still hovering around cold and chilly with the occasional warm days sprinkled in. Of course, it’s winter and spring is not here just yet but it will be before we know it! As a result, our team would like to offer a quick pre-spring reminder that is helpful not only for kiddos but for parents, too. It’s an easy one: Remember to drink lots of water! While you always need to keep this in mind, when the temps are on the rise and kids spend more time outdoors, playing on team sports, and more, it becomes a bit easier to become dehydrated. So, let’s talk oral health related details and the like!
Was your child’s last dental cleaning recent? Are you having trouble remembering when it was? Unless you’re up to date and exceptionally on target with keeping up with this part of your child’s preventive dental care, our Dallas, TX team would like to review some important details associated with cleanings and with protecting your child’s oral health! Remember: All it takes is maintaining a tight schedule with a few particulars in mind and you can feel completely secure in knowing you’re getting essential tasks taken care of!
When you’re still sitting in on brushing sessions with your children, you get to see how they’re doing! It’s always thrilling to watch on as they develop better and better skills. Along the way, though, you may notice a little issue or two, for which we suggest you offer kind reminders. Remember, it’s not just about getting through anything that happens to resemble a brushing session but about tweaking the details until your kiddo know how to thoroughly cleanse that grin! Consider some simple yet significant things our Dallas, TX team suggests you watch for as you monitor your child’s dental hygiene!
Would you maybe describe your child as a bit of a cookie decorating fanatic? Is there no cookie your little one would turn down, should a decoration station magically appear? Why not join in the fun and the creativity by visiting the Apple “Cookie” Decorating Station at the Farmers Market in our Dallas, TX community? It is sure to be delicious, not to mention a whole lot of fun!
If you have spent any time at all feeling challenged, overwhelmed, or frazzled in regard to your teenager’s smile care, we remind you: This is very normal! When they were little bitty, you brushed for them. Then, you brushed and flossed with them. Then, your kids became a bit more independent and you could work with them based on an incentive system that worked quite well! However, when the age of teenage-dom hits, things change. Your kiddos have lots of ideas about everything, including dental care. You have lots of worries about their oral health! The result? You just might need to hit the reset button and get back to basics with our Dallas, TX team’s reminders, so you can remember: It’s all about focusing on the essentials!
When we mention the fact that we would like to review a few flossing reminders to make dental hygiene easier for you and your kiddos, this may sound like music to your ears. You know, of course, that your children need to floss (and that adults need to floss, too). You are already aware that flossing should be thorough and should take place once daily. However, in some cases, it’s not always that easy. It makes it tempting to let your kiddos skip a session every now and then, to get creative with other methods, and more. Good news: Our Dallas, TX team has some help on the way to clear up any confusion and to make this sometimes challenging part of smile protection simpler and more effective!
When you find yourself saying every morning, “Go brush your teeth!” and every evening, “Go brush your teeth, please!” and at some point each day, “Remember to floss!” you may feel like a broken record. You may also wonder if your kids would bother caring for their smiles without your prompt and consistent reminders. One way to consider approaching speaking with your kids about their smiles, in regard to preventive care and more, is by asking questions. Learn more about what our Dallas, TX team means and you may find that this helps you hand over a bit of responsibility to your kiddos, while communication becomes easier!
Do you ever miss going to the movies but because you have a baby who may burst into quite the wailing cry at any moment, you’ve realized you may have to wait a while before a movie theater is an option again? Think again! If you haven’t heard of the Crybaby Matinee, this might be a true game changer. Welcome your moviegoer enthusiasm back, as you prepare for this special Dallas, TX area program!
Yep, we know it: Valentine’s Day will be here shortly, which means just about everyone is going to be indulging their sweet tooths and going full-force into what you may only be able to think of as a sugary oblivion. When you have kids, of course, any feelings of being overwhelmed by this potential oral health disaster only multiplies because it can certainly get in the way of your usual plans for keeping your kids’ smiles on track. The good news? You can choose to delight in the fun instead of fueling the frantic feelings that show up. The even better news? Our Dallas, TX team can help you with that!