Going to the dentist for the first time can be scary for a child. My 3 1/2 year old just had her first official appointment. She has been with my husband and me every 6 months since her first birthday and would watch and sit in the chair, but has never let the dentist actually look in her mouth…
About a month ago we found out that my 5 1/2 year old son needed to receive 4 fillings. I was more than a little nervous for him since we barely made it though his simple 6 month check-up. He is a little dramatic and there were some tears and screaming in that first appointment. This time I vowed to myself to take some precautions.
While there isn’t any one specific age that is ideal for every child to get braces, there are a few signs and factors that contribute to the ideal age for your child. Look into these factors in helping you decide when is the right time for your child to receive braces.
There have been many debates between mothers who choose to breastfeed and those that prefer to use formula to feed their babies. While not everyone may have the ability or the option to breastfeed, those who do should consider doing so. There are many benefits that can be brought to both the child and […]
My kids get teeth really young. My second however, got a couple teeth and then her teething came to a sudden stop until one day she was super fussy and just couldn’t really be comforted. You know how that goes, right? So, I looked in her mouth and found that she was indeed teething.
Parents have a number of resources available to them to help when it comes to the health of their child. Burg has a dental app designed to help parents all along the path of pediatric dentistry, but what about an app designed specifically for kids? Take a look at these four dental apps geared […]
We know that being consistent creates and strengthens good habits.
As parents we do the best we can to be consistent with brushing and flossing, and we could use a boost now and then. When our child suddenly decides to exercise their independence in the form of not brushing or flossing, or when we forget to pack the [right] toothbrush or toothpaste for our weekend camping trip.
As their baby teeth develop, kids already begin to fall into bad biting habits. While these will often start at a young age, they have the potential to continue into adulthood, affecting their teeth and causing life long problems. Stop your children’s bad biting habits early on to help keep their teeth free from problems.
When I took my son (5 1/2) to the dentist for a simple cleaning I didn’t prepare him. That was a MAJOR mistake. I should have known my child better. There are certain personalities that can deal with something like that and certain personalities that can’t. I don’t know if he was just having a […]