Teach Me How to Brushy: 6 Toddler Training Tips

Getting kids to brush their teeth is one of those initial standoffs you're going to experience with your children. Children are programmed by nature to instinctively resist having things placed in their mouth, and a long vibrantly colored toothbrush with spiky things at the end of it is certainly enough to send a child into red flag mode. Regardless, as parents we need to get past this trigger, and thankfully hoards of parents before us have produced a few ideas that seem to work pretty well. Here are a few tips that are known to get even the most reticent child to enjoy brushing: Mirror Mom and Dad: Here is another situation where human programming plays a part in how children behave, yet

Toddler Thumbsucking: A Few Things to Know

Stress. Have you ever imagined a world where instead of snacking on candy, or grabbing a drink after work, everyone would just suck their thumbs to alleviate stress? Imagine it for a second: you're sitting on the train headed home from work, and instead of reaching for your phone to serve as a distraction, you plop your thumb in your mouth - and so does the person next to you, and the person next to them. Crazy! Well, this is what life is like when you're a toddler … the thumbsuckers are everywhere! If you're now able to imagine your child as a participant in the above scenario because you think they've been at it for too many years already, have no fear, we can help. Why Children Suck Thei

Get Your Child's Mouth Vacation-Ready

Summer is about to burst on the scene. And with it, your "free time" will turn to "busy time" as you plan, plan, plan for your relaxing summer vacation. So while you're thinking about where you’ll go, where you'll eat, and what you'll see along the way, don't forget to schedule your children for a visit to our office as well - doing so, can save you from the misery of a dental emergency that will surely spoil even the best planned getaway. The Best Plan of Action Now, we're pretty sure you're thinking a visit to the dentist is the last thing you want to do before vacation. Yet we’re also fairly certain that discovering a painful cavity in your child's mouth mid-trip isn't on the agenda eith

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