Parents Know-How

Help your kids with handwashing

How To Instill Good Handwashing Habits in Your Kids

Get Your Child Excited About Handwashing With a big, exciting world full of places to explore and things to touch, it’s hard to explain to your little one why we should practice good hand hygiene to protect our bodies from things we can’t see. Germs can sometimes sound like imaginary characters, like the Tooth Fairy…
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Give your kids a balanced diet

A Guide to Treating Your Toddlers to a Balanced Diet

Balanced Diet Guidelines for Toddlers Feeding toddlers can be quite a tricky business. Between the ages of one and three, toddlers are going through rapid development, both physically and mentally. They are learning more about themselves, including what foods they like and which they aren’t so sure about yet. Many parents also find that their…
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5 Tips for Helping Your Preteen Cope With Stress

Preteen stress? Here are some actionable tips to help your child through it. First off, there’s nothing wrong with your preteen if they experience stress. It’s the natural way of life. Secondly, your middle schooler being stressed is not a reflection of your parenting skills in any way. It simply means your little one needs…
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5 Ways Your Dentist Boosts Your Kid’s Oral Health

Why Kids’ Oral Health Is So Important Your kid’s oral health is far more critical than you might realize. Unfortunately, many parents mistakenly believe that oral care doesn’t need to start until children are three or four years old. Unfortunately, waiting this long to focus on a kid’s oral health can have severe consequences on…
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Top Foods for Strong, Healthy Teeth

You are what you eat. During adulthood, the saying is absolutely true. The older we get, the less flexibility we tend to have with what or how much we can eat. We can’t eat a box of cookies without paying for it the next day (sometimes immediately). Kids, however, have it easier with food flexibility.…
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5 Yummy Tooth-Healthy Treats for Fourth of July

Enjoy tooth-healthy treats that are delicious and good for your smile. Temperatures have started soaring and the days are getting longer. Summer is right around the corner, which means that it’s almost time to fire up the backyard barbecue again! Between the fireworks and the feasts, the Fourth of July is one of the most…
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Pediatric Dental Health: What Your Pediatric Dentist Wants You to Know

Working as a team with your children’s pediatric dentist. You and your child’s pediatric dentist are a team, working together to help your kids’ teeth and gums stay healthy while encouraging them to build lifelong healthy oral hygiene habits. Working as a team has plenty of benefits, including the simple fact that you’re not alone…
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5 Signs of Tongue Tie or Lip Tie in Babies

Helping your little one thrive. Breastfeeding is one of nature’s small wonders. Its ability to build a bond between mother and child as well as to impact their short- and long-term health is downright amazing. Babies who are breastfed receive antibodies that help them build strong immune systems, have lower chances of developing allergies or…
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How Do I Know If My Kid Has a Cavity?

Why does my child keep getting cavities? It’s common for parents to assume that tooth decay is the result of infrequent brushing or flossing. While that’s true to an extent, it’s not the only reason children are more susceptible to dental caries, otherwise referred to as a cavity. Mutans streptococcus is the bacteria that causes…
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10 Ways To Enjoy a Bedtime Routine With Your Kids

Tips and tricks for a peaceful nighttime routine. “Can I have one more story?” If you’re a parent, that innocent plea might sound familiar. The moments before bedtime can be a sweet bonding time, offering a chance to reflect on the day and prepare for tomorrow. A solid bedtime routine can help your kids wind…
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