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Back to School Dental Checklist

As the summer starts to wind down and the days get shorter, parents’ thoughts turn to back-to-school season. They make lists of supplies they need to purchase, see if backpacks can last one more year, and shop for school clothes that will stay clean for approximately one recess. But when your mind has turned to this mentality of getting chores done, it’s actually a great time to take care of another one of your children’s needs: maintaining their oral health. If you’re ... Read more
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Teaching Kids to Care for Their Teeth

How to Teach Kids to Care for Their Teeth (and a Little about Why and When, Too) If you’re a parent, you’ve probably tried every type of motivation—reasoning, cajoling, nagging, threatening punishments, even bribery—to get your kids to do things that they just really need to do. Eating vegetables. Getting dressed for school. Going to bed. And yes, brushing their teeth. Oral Hygiene Is Important Good oral hygiene is about more than a winning smile. It contributes to our sense of self-esteem and confidence—and ... Read more
How to deal with loose teeth

How to Pull a Child’s Tooth

My Kid's Tooth Is Loose — What's Next? Being a parent is one of the most stressful tasks in a person’s life. Once you master one stage of your child’s life, they move on to the next stage with a whole new set of problems to figure out. Case in point: their mouth. You spend years ensuring their teeth come in healthy and clean, only for them to start to fall out. As much as we love to hear the types of ... Read more