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Involve Your Kids in their Dental Health

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Involve Your Kids in their Dental Health

Involve Your Kids in their Dental Health

As parents of young children, you make a lot of decisions for kids, and for good reason. They’re too young to always make healthy choices, and you’re preparing them for a lifetime of smart decision making. As they get older, though, you’ll want to encourage your kids to do the right thing even when you aren’t around. One way you can start that now is involving them in their dental health. Here are some easy ways to do that at almost any age: Give them options for toothbrushes. Instead of just buying them a toothbrush, get their input. Do they have...

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Parts of a Tooth

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Parts of a Tooth

Parts of a Tooth

If you thought a tooth is just one solid structure like a rock, you might be surprised to learn how complex one really is. Like other bones in our body, teeth are made of variety of material which help us chew our food. This blog post discusses all the parts that make up your smile. The crown is the part of the tooth you see above your gums. Like your skin, it’s made of layers. The top white layer is made of enamel, which happens to be the hardest substance in your entire body. (You want your teeth hard since they grind up so much stuff in your mouth!) We brush and floss...

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Tips for Visiting the Dentist During COVID-19

Posted by on Aug 17, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Tips for Visiting the Dentist During COVID-19

Tips for Visiting the Dentist During COVID-19

Like many aspects of our lives, visiting the dentist looks a little different right now than it normally does. Our office has a list of COVID-19 dental policies that we follow strictly in order to keep both you and our staff as healthy as possible. But some kids have a hard time with change. We recognize that, so here are some tips you can try to make your dental visit go more smoothly: Explain change using positive words. Most of us feel some level of frustration. Life during a pandemic is difficult for everyone. However, try not to pass that feeling onto your kids. ...

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Add More Fruit and Veggies to Your Child’s Day

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Add More Fruit and Veggies to Your Child’s Day

Add More Fruit and Veggies to Your Child’s Day

Healthy eating is hard for a lot of adults, much less children. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some tips to try getting more fruit and vegetables in your children’s diet. Stock up on their favorites. Although we highly encourage a variety like everyone else, make sure to have 2-3 options you know they’ll eat. That way, if your kid is feeling particularly picky, there is always some fruit or vegetable they will eat.Try early and often. If you have a picky toddler, don’t worry. The sooner you expose your little one to fruit or vegetables, the...

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Your Teenager and Wisdom Teeth

Posted by on Jul 20, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Your Teenager and Wisdom Teeth

Your Teenager and Wisdom Teeth

Your teenager has been taking care of their teeth for a long time now. Their dental habits have been established. You may think it’s time to ease them into full dental responsibility as adults, but there is one last thing to check for: wisdom teeth. Before you can do anything, you first need to determine if you kid has wisdom teeth. An x-ray as part of their dental exam will show us that. Some kids won’t have any wisdom teeth.  Other wisdom teeth don’t need to be removed if they won’t cause issues in the future. If an x-ray reveals your child’s...

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Encouraging Healthy Choices at Home

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Encouraging Healthy Choices at Home

Encouraging Healthy Choices at Home

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are spending a lot more time at home. With stress and limited options, it can be difficult to encourage healthy choices with your kids during this trying time. We hope we do give yourself some slack in regards to doing whatever it takes to keep your family mentally healthy. This is a hard time for everyone, and we’re all doing the best we can.If you are looking for low-effort ways keep your family physically healthy at home, though, here are some easy things you can try: Find Kid-Themed Workout Videos. A lot of YouTube...

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