Here, at Smiles for Kids Pediatric Dentistry, we love to update our parents and patients on the latest and greatest in every way that we can. You can check out our website at www.smiles-for-kids.com for up-to-date information and advice on anything from your child’s first dental visit to which sugary drinks to avoid. Here are some very helpful websites that we’ve found along the way that you can browse during the holiday break.
Are you looking for some fun tunes for your little one to brush to? Check out http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/kids-brushing-playlist. They have a Sesame Street song, a nursery rhyme and even a zombie song for the older kids! Little things like this can make brushing a more enjoyable and less stressful time for your kids!
This next one is a real gem. It goes through the 8 secrets to a good dental check-up. It emphasizes planning ahead, practicing age-appropriate dental habits at home, timing it right, using one child as a model for another child, feeding your child a light meal prior to the appointment to avoid crankiness, leaving your own anxieties at the door, keeping cool if your child doesn’t cooperate, and grabbing a few business cards on your way out in case you need to contact your dentist. Check out more at http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/babies-and-kids/back-to-school.
The last one answers a lot of questions that parents often ask Dr. Lindhorst and Dr. Jadav. When will my son or daughter’s tooth fall out? When will the next one likely come in? We have a very helpful chart on our website at http://www.smiles-for-kids.com/eruptionCharts.aspx. Note that everything is a range and some kids teeth earlier than others. This will, however, give you a pretty good idea of what to expect!
We hope you enjoy these as much as we did! Happy Holidays!
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