When Your Kids Have Allergies, Their Mouth Can Suffer Too

If you have a child who suffers from allergies or asthma, you’re probably well aware of the layers of complexity these maladies can bring to your life and theirs. You’re likely unaware, though, as to how these illnesses, and the treatment of them, may affect your child’s oral health. Everything from an increased prevalence of cavities, to oral dryness, halitosis, gingivitis, and even TMJ disorders can be tied to these conditions. So, what’s the best course of action to keep your child healthy? Let Your Dentist Know If this article applies to you, knowing you’ve got to help your kids pay extra attention to their mouth is only part of the solution. Ensuring their dental team is aware of their

How to Weave Healthy Habits Into Your Kids’ Daily Lives

Being a parent is a job of unfathomable responsibility. At its most basic level, it’s a position that literally requires keeping another human alive: keeping them fed, free from harm and healthy. Then there are the more ill-defined requisites, like nurturing a growing personality, instilling good habits, and developing a strong moral compass. And, that’s just the short list! While we can’t help you with most of those concerns, we can lend a hand with creating good habits that’ll help set your kids on autopilot when it comes to taking care of their teeth. So get ready to check one future worry off your list, and secure your kids with a lifetime of healthy teeth. Let’s get sneaky! Okay, so

Fun and Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas For Young Kids

Intrepid Parent! Even though you managed to whip up the best Thanksgiving Day meal of your life in November, and certainly deserve a break from all this holiday “celebrating,” the oh-so-subtle flip of the calendar to December informs us that you’re in for even more work this month – and a lot of it is going to involve gift shopping. Since good ideas are hard to come by, and the days of being able to plop a kid in front of the Sears catalog are long gone, we came up with a few ideas for you to test out this holiday season. Each gift has a health focus, and is something your young children will enjoy receiving. Ready to get pickin’? Here we go! Salad Spinner: A salad spinner? For a child? Su

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