A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health
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A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health

My family's dental health is important to me. Unfortunately for me, it is not as important to my little ones. Getting my kids to brush and floss on a daily basis is almost like taking on an obstacle course. I talked to my family's dentist about different methods I could try to encourage them to brush and floss on a regular basis. Some of the tricks worked, some did not. After some experimentation and talking to other parents, I was able to come up with a lot of great tips for helping kids care for their teeth. I started this blog to help other parents get creative when it comes to their kids and dental care.

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A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health

  • Losing Baby Teeth: What To Expect

    6 May 2016

    One of a child's major growth milestones is losing his or her first tooth. As a parent, you might see it as a sign that your baby is growing up way too fast. However, the fact is, your child's primary teeth have to fall out at some point so that the child's permanent teeth have room to grow. However, if your child loses a tooth before he or she reaches school age, you might be wondering if he or she is too young to begin losing teeth -- and whether you should be worried that your child lost a tooth at such a young age.

  • 4 Factors to Remember After Dental Implant Surgery

    21 April 2016

    When it comes to restorative dental procedures, few other options offer as lasting and dramatic an outcome as dental implants. While much of the effort falls on the lap of your oral surgeon, this is not to say you don't play a role. Keeping yourself healthy after your implant procedure and keeping the implants in good condition begins with you. Here are four factors you want to remember after you have your procedure performed.

  • The Bigger Picture: How Gum Disease Affects Your Whole Body

    19 April 2016

    When you're sliding floss between your teeth, you likely don't think about how the simple action affects your blood sugar and cardiovascular health. And who could blame you? It doesn't seem like flossing affects your whole body -- but it does. Why? Because if you don't floss enough, you may end up with gum disease, which has shocking health consequences. Listed below are some of the ways gum disease affects your whole body.

  • 3 Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

    30 March 2016

    Cosmetic dentistry can help you with a number of issues related to how you present your smile to the world. Whether it is crooked, misaligned teeth or the simply fact that you're missing a few, cosmetic dentists can often times help you with the issue. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you'll learn of a few of the procedures that can help you with your smile if you're simply not satisfied with it.

  • Three Smile Problems You Can Solve With Cosmetic Dentistry

    7 March 2016

    If you find yourself holding back when you smile so you do not show your teeth, consider investing in cosmetic dentistry. With the correct procedure, you can restore your smile to its former glory. Researching your options helps you determine the right procedure for your dental problem. Problem: Your teeth are stained or discolored. Laser teeth whitening restores a drab, dingy smile to one that is full of gleaming white teeth.