School is back in session and that means parents are back at it planning packed or school bought lunches for their children. Packed lunch is typically more nutritious, and will save you tons every month, especially if you also pack a lunch for yourself, not just the kids! Packed lunch goals The basic of packing [...]
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Kids can be pretty vocal about things that are bothering them. They might cry out when they eat cold or hot food. Additionally, they may feel sensitivity when they come in to air conditioning after a day outside in the summer or step outside in the winter from a heated environment. Cold treats in the [...]
It’s summer! This means cookouts, camping, picnics, block parties, pool parties, BBQ and playing or watching games. Kids tend to be super active and can become little sweat monsters in no time. This can lead to dehydration and a need for parents to cool them down and rehydrate them. And, we know what type of [...]
No school, lots of free time, and lovely weather. We hope you are lucky enough to be going somewhere this summer? Here are our tips for travel (and because we’re dentists) and our tips are for dental health when you travel, of course. Pack your toothbrushes together. For families with small and big kids, this [...]
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. “It makes us part of your child’s healthy development, just like your pediatrician,” Dr. AJ said. “There are many moving parts to healthy children’s oral development: tooth eruption and maintenance of baby teeth, jaw and facial growth, development and symmetry, timing [...]
Summer is not complete without enjoying the great outdoors. Kids and parents alike love camping, tromping through trails, and exploring the wilderness! Are you going camping or hiking? Here are some tips from your favorite dentists and orthodontists! Everyone should have a water bottle. And it should be filled with water, not juice or any [...]
Kids hate being nagged about anything, but in this case, a reminder (or ten) can work to make sure your child takes care of his/her retainer. Lost retainers are expensive to replace and the risk of tooth shifting escalates when patients go without retainers (especially immediately after getting the braces removed). Our Tips: Discuss retainer [...]
Vacation is not just for your kids: some parents are also on vacation from early mornings, lunch bag prep and the morning rush to get the kids to school on time. Our routines do shift a little in the summer and there may be a little more time to enjoy special experiences and treats. But [...]
We have found over the years that some of our patients do not see the dentist regularly when they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The main reason being that the patient or parent felt that they were seeing a dentist monthly for orthodontic adjustments. However, the orthodontist is not equipped to clean the teeth or diagnose [...]
We all love a picture of a giggling baby with an open mouth and no teeth to show. There may not be anything cuter. But, many parents are surprised to find out that babies are actually born with teeth. They’re just not visible until they emerge when the baby is, on average, six to 12 [...]