Archive for the ‘ Just For Parents ’ Category

Tips For Parents From the American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry

Children’s Dental Center is proud to share this tip sheet from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  It offers pointers on communicating good oral health to your little ones, broken down by age group, including birth to two years old, two to five years old and school aged children. Download to learn more! TIPS FOR […]

Diabetes And Your Oral Health

Children’s Dental Center believes your oral health is directly associated with your overall health.  We think everyone should be aware of the correlations between diabetes and dental health.  Our friends over at www.diabetes.org have done a great job explaining the associations and risk factors of the disease, and what you can do to prevent it, […]

Set a Good Oral Health Example for Your Child This New Year

Set a Good Oral Health Example for Your Child This New Year A message from Best Dentist News and Children’s Dental Center 2015 is right around the corner. This time of year, people from all over the world come together to make New Year’s Resolutions. Most resolutions include some sort of self-improvement – eating better, […]

Quitting Tobacco: You Can Do It!

  Quitting Tobacco: You Can Do It! A message from Children’s Dental Center and the American Dental Association Do you smoke or use chewing tobacco? Rarely a day goes by without a magazine, newspaper, or TV news report carrying a message about tobacco-related medical problems — the dangers of lung disease, cancer, heart problems and […]

10 Books To Get Your Children Excited About The Dentist

Dental visits can be scary for children, and challenging for you. To help you educate them on what to expect, we’ve hand-picked some of our favorite books about teeth and the dentist!   The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums Paperback by Edward Miller (March 1, 2009) Every child studies dental care […]

Helping Your Child Get Through Thumb Sucking

Sucking Habits Sucking is a natural reflex an infants and young children my suck on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers and other objects. It may make them feel safe and happy or provide a sense of security at difficult periods. Since thumb sucking is relaxing, it may include sleep. Thumb sucking that persists beyond the eruption of […]

Healthy Eating For Your Teeth

Children’s Dental Center knows that a healthy body means healthy teeth! Check out these tips from www.choosemyplate.gov to help you and your children achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Build A Healthy Plate Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, […]

Don’t Let Stress Zap Your Teeth!

How Stress Affects Your Oral Health Source: Web MD Too much stress affects your whole body, including your mouth, teeth, and gums. The potential impact includes: Mouth sores, such as canker sores and cold sores Clenching or grinding your teeth Not taking care of your teeth Eating a bad diet Gum (periodontal) disease or worsening […]

When Should I Worry About A Sucking Habit?

We will carefully watch the way your child’s teeth erupt and jaws develop, keeping the sucking habit in mind at all times. Because persistent habits may cause long term problems, intervention may be recommended for children beyond 3 years of age. What Can I Do To Stop My Child’s Habit? Most children stop sucking habits […]

Cough Syrup And Cavities

It’s that time of year when coughs, colds and flu can make your child’s life miserable. And like most people, you’ll probably reach for an over-the-counter medication to ease their symptoms. But did you know that spoonful of medicine could add tooth decay to their list of side effects? Many cough drops and liquid medications […]