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.
19 July 2016
As the fall season approaches, so do the thoughts of Halloween. Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday, but it can be concerning for parents where their children's dental health is concerned. There will be an abundance of sweet, sticky treats coming home with your kids. The following are a few tips to help reduce the onslaught of cavities during this holiday: Keep Away From Sticky and Hard Candy Candy that is sticky can stay stuck to the surface of the teeth for an extended period of time, so try to avoid it as much as possible.
30 June 2016
If you have a child with an upcoming dentist appointment, it's important that you are prepared for this visit. There might be a few items you can bring along that will calm your child and can help with their dental appointment overall. Here are four items for you to bring along to an upcoming dental visit that can make this a successful trip for your child. 1. Comfort Items for Your Child
23 May 2016
A sinus infection is a serious and painful condition. Since there are 7 sinus cavities in your head, including around your nose,cheeks, and forehead, an inflammation in this area can feel like you have been hit in the face and become very uncomfortable. A sinus infection is typically caused by a common cold that won't go away, but it can also be caused by an infected tooth or gum tissue as well.
23 May 2016
Dental implants are an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure that can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Some people have shied away from the procedure due to misconceptions about it. To help you better assess whether or not implants are ideal for you, here are some of those misconceptions and the truth. Dental Implants Hurt One misconception about dental implants that is often believed is that the implants hurt.
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.