Category: Nutrition

Answers About Calcium, When Dairy Is Off The Table

Calcium. You know that you need it and you know your children need it, too. However, when your lifestyle doesn’t include dairy, you may find yourself wondering if you’re going to be able to provide your child with the nutrition necessary for optimal oral health (and how). Maybe your child is lactose intolerant or has… Read more »

Smile Protection: How To Manage Sweets This Time Of Year

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?… Read more »

Xylitol: So Many Times When You Can Enjoy It!

What’s xylitol, you ask? Why, allow our Dallas, TX pediatric practice offer you some very interesting facts: It’s a sweetener that’s all natural. It also happens to be good, not bad, for your oral health (which means, when your kids consume it, you don’t have to feel frantic like you do with other sources of… Read more »

The Stuff You Can’t Believe Your Kids Eat

You’ve seen it. Candy that looks like toothpaste. Cookies in flavors you can’t imagine wanting. Super sour stuff that kids compete over, seeing who can withstand the discomfort! Trends come and go with your kids and their friends and sometimes, you don’t know what to do about it because you’re a bit beside yourself. You… Read more »

At The Movies: Navigating Snacks

Yes, it can become easier and easier to guide your children toward snacks that are better for their oral health over time when you’re in the comfort of your own home. Heading out to the movie theater, however, can bring with it a very different set of expectations from the kiddos. If you’re on board… Read more »

Smile-Friendly Fall Favorites: Fun With Orange!

It’s always worth discussing the colorful, natural foods out there that can help protect your child’s smile. As you know, kids are quite fond of colorful foods, holiday themes, and anything that tends to make eating fun. If you’re feeling out of ideas and a little overwhelmed by the influx of candy and confections this… Read more »

How To Get Your Kids To Drink More Water!

Worried that your kids aren’t drinking enough water? Wondering what you can do about this, since handing a glass of water to your child never garners the same kind of awe and attention as when you hand over a milkshake or glass of juice? The good news is that you’re right about H20! It’s very… Read more »

School Lunch Quiz: Beverage Choices

Do you find yourself tossing a juice box into your child’s lunch, wondering if it’s a safe choice for your son or daughter? Have you begun feeling lately like everything you think you know about oral health and what’s really safe for growing smiles seems to be a bit mixed up? Not to worry! This… Read more »

Is Your Child Receiving Enough Calcium?

As you know, calcium is essential for children, teens, and adults! Translation: Everyone needs it! While you may have a solid grasp on catering to your own needs for getting enough of this mineral that will keep your teeth and bones strong and healthy, that doesn’t mean you feel completely confident about providing it successfully… Read more »

How Drinking Milk Can Help Kids Fight Cavities

The fact that food can influence your child’s dental health is no secret. Parents spend much of their time warning their children not to eat too much sugar or they can quickly develop cavities. However, not all food and beverages are harmful to children’s smiles. Healthy smiles of all ages need certain minerals and nutrients… Read more »