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Category Archives: Oral Care

Brush Your Teeth Song: The Best Tunes to Brush To

Posted on April 28th, 2014

Posted by  Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Sometimes, getting your toddler or young child to brush their teeth can be quite a struggle. If you need some help to make teeth brushing more exciting, try a brush your teeth song. After all, everything is always more fun with music! Sing About It No matter how much time [...]

The First Dentist Visit: How to Help Anxious Children

Posted on April 28th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Regular dental checkups are important to maintain oral health, so it’s a good idea for you to help your children become accustomed to the dentist’s office as soon as possible. To make routine appointments worry-free, talk to your kids before their first dentist visit and reassure them that dentists [...]

Brushing Teeth Games: How to Teach Toddlers to Brush

Posted on April 16th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger If you are trying to get your children to learn good oral health care habits, consider some brushing teeth games to make the daily task fun and rewarding. When dealing with your toddler, you know that sometimes you must carefully navigate your way when teaching them new habits. Toddlerhood [...]

Brushing Baby Teeth: When Should You Start?

Posted on April 11th, 2014

Posted by Jae Curtis, guest blogger All of your baby’s firsts are photo-worthy. From the first gummy smile to the first steps, capturing all this progress is an investment in your baby’s future—one day, you’ll have the chance to look back and reminisce. Another great investment in your little one’s future is taking the time to [...]

Interview with a Kid’s Dentist: When to Take Your Toddler, What to Expect

Posted on April 8th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger As parents, we want the best for our children, especially when it comes to our kids’ health. Pediatricians agree that good oral health is essential for children’s overall wellness, and recommend visiting a kid’s dentist early on. From the first tooth eruption, it’s important to do your best to care [...]

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During Easter

Posted on March 27th, 2014

Posted by Jae Curtis, guest blogger With Easter approaching on April 20, you’re probably dreaming of the pastel sweet treats that usually accompany a visit from everyone’s favorite bunny. But whether you’re picking through your child’s basket or you’re helpless against the Easter candy display at the store, having so many sugary treats around can do [...]

Is Separate Toothpaste for Kids Really Necessary?

Posted on October 22nd, 2013

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger When my children first began brushing their teeth, I remember scanning the variety of oral-care products at the supermarket and wondering if buying a separate brand of toothpaste for kids was really necessary. As my kids have grown and their dental care routine has become routine, I’ve discovered several [...]

Using a Natural Toothbrush Does a World of Good

Posted on September 10th, 2013

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger When engaging in the art of living naturally, you quickly learn that even something as small as a toothbrush affects positive change. In my household, one can find at least 10 toothbrushes at any given time, mainly because my three children become attached to their “favorite” toothbrush and find [...]