We all want our kids to have fun on Halloween. Didn’t we, growing up? Trick-or-treating, going to costume parties, toilet-papering the neighbor’s house (Oops…did I just admit to that? You might want to discourage this last one!). However, we also want them to be safe and healthy. Too much candy can rot our kids’ teeth and negatively affect their health. How many fillings or other dental work have you had since being a kid to know that this is true? Not taking proper precautions when sending kids out trick-or-treating can also be unwise when it comes to their safety.
Halloween is two weeks away, which means you’re probably stocking up on candy and costumes, or stumped over what kind of Halloween candy to buy. We hope this post can help you decide on the best Halloween candy to get this year that your kids will enjoy and that will be the least harmful to their teeth.
As a parent, life can get very busy. There’s so much to do and remember for work, for your kids, for you, personally, that things can sometimes get forgotten. Your kids’ dental habits shouldn’t be one of them. However, we understand it can be tough to manage it all, so we’ve put together a list of kids dental hygiene essentials every busy parent should have.
There are many things you can do at home to help care for your child’s teeth—help them brush and floss their teeth everyday, make sure they’re eating a healthy diet that’s good for their health and teeth and recognize when it’s time to take them to the dentist. While your child needs to be seeing a dentist every six months for their regular dental checkup and cleanings, there may be times when you need to take him/her to the dentist in addition to those visits. Here are a few possible scenarios:
- Bleeding gums (gum disease)
- Chronic pain
- Canker sores
- Dry mouth
- Receding gums
- Dental emergencies (knocked-out or broken tooth)
It’s now October, which means your kids are probably getting pretty excited about Halloween. What are they going to be this year? As you help them search for a great costume, don’t let them forget the importance of proper, daily dental care. Here are some great movies that can not only give your kids great costume ideas but that demonstrate kids dental care in the movies:
Once kids reach a certain age and you no longer have to help them brush their teeth, it can be easy to step aside and let them handle it all on their own. However, it’s important to keep track of how they’re doing with this daily habit to make sure their mouth is as healthy as it can be.
Take our kids dental quiz and find out just how healthy your child’s dental habits are, and if there’s anything you can do to help them improve.
With tooth decay being the number one chronic, infectious disease affecting children in the United States today, kids dental care couldn’t be more important. For the sake of your children’s health and dental health, making sure they have their regular dental visits is crucial, as well as establishing a regular dental routine at home.
Remember Violet Beauregarde from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? While your child surely isn’t bound to the fate of Violet Beauregarde—being rolled away by Oompa-Loopas for blowing up like a balloon after eating a tempting piece of bubble gum—there are dangers to frequent gum chewing, especially when it comes to your child’s dental and overall health.
When your kids are feeling under the weather, one of the last things you probably think about is the health of their teeth. You’re too busy trying to help them feel better, as any parent would be. In all actuality, taking care of their teeth can help them feel better faster.
As a parent, you may have realized that your kids can be a bit…germy. Now imagine your child multiplied by one hundred kids. It’s no wonder they get sick so easily. Germs are everywhere, and a lot of kids don’t know that there are ways to avoid them—or that they even should.
As parents, when you think about ways you can improve your child’s overall health, consider some of their habits. What foods are they eating regularly? Do they seem to enjoy eating healthy foods or do they do so begrudgingly because they have to?
This article will look at ways you can encourage kids to eat healthy food by making these foods more appealing to them. They may start to enjoy eating healthier and eventually take those great habits on into adulthood and into their own families.
School is back in session and it’s likely your kids are studying hard. But what are they eating to get through their studying time? Junior high, high school and college-age students are known for eating not-so-healthy snacks. While these snacks may give your kids the temporary energy boost they need, what affect will these foods have on their health?
Do you provide your employees with dental insurance? If so, you may be helping improve their overall health, according to a recent survey by Delta Dental. Dental health is important to improve a person’s overall well-being, and those who receive dental insurance from their employer are more likely to have good dental health. Check out the results of the survey below and learn more about the importance of dental insurance for your employees’ health.