Tooth Friendly Summer Salads

Tooth Friendly Summer Salads When you’re asked to bring a salad to a get-together, what do you picture first: lettuce, pasta, potato, or whipped topping? Did you even know that whipped topping could be considered a salad component? Depending on which region of the country you live in, or your family’s quirky traditions, often what graces the “salad” table is a concoction of candy bars, marshmallows, canned pineapple chunks, or worse – pineapple chunks suspended in gelatin. Needless to say, we’re going to offer you salad recipes that fall on the opposite end of the spectrum. No need to get approval from your dentist for these. Let’s dive in! You know how your grandma used to write recipes

This July 4th, Be like George

This July 4th, Be like George Fifteen hours of pure sunlight - that's what July is to your children. Fifteen hours of unadulterated play-time enhanced by the fantastical boom of regular fireworks displays, mounds of watermelon, liters of soda and gobs of other junk paid for dutifully with money from chores and summer work. July is also, of course, our month of independence. But did you know that we're not the only country that celebrates independence in July? There are several others as well, including Venezuela, Peru, Liberia, Laos, Belgium and Argentina. Sharing this little tidbit with your kids this July can be a fun way to get them thinking about the rest of the world while they're think

Helping Your Kids Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist

Helping Your Kids Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist Got a little one that has some extra anxiety around dental visits? It’s normal for people of all ages to have some trepidation about seeing the dentist. But there are ways you can help your little guy or gal overcome their fears. As we have learned, the best advice for parents is to not project their own fears of the dentist on to their children. Not only are we experts on your children's teeth, our doctors and staff have specialized training in child psychology. We understand what makes them tick! Identify their fears It’s helpful to know what exactly about their dental visit is the scariest part. Are they afraid of the hygienist’s face

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