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Help Your Dallas Teen Stay on Top of Their Dental Care

Help Your Dallas Teen Stay on Top of Their Dental Care

As your child becomes a teenager, you often give them a bit of freedom in regards to managing their personal care habits. However, a surprising number of teens fall short when it comes to handling their oral health needs, treating activities like brushing and flossing as a nuisance instead of part of a self-care routine.

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How to Care for Your Child’s Teeth

How to Care for Your Child’s Teeth

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? It’s a joint venture between the American Dental Association and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research designed to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health and practices in children.

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4 Trick-or-Treating Tips

4 Trick-or-Treating Tips

Halloween is an exciting time of year for children, families, and even adults who enjoy dressing up for the annual festivities, like trick-or-treating. While most of the emphasis is on candy and costumes, it’s also important to take a moment to focus on safety.

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Healthy (and Fun) School Lunch Ideas

Healthy (and Fun) School Lunch Ideas

Now that the school year is in full swing, many parents want to make sure their children have access to healthy foods for lunch. But, getting your kids to eat healthily isn’t always easy, which is why it’s important for their meal to be fun too. Additionally, you want them to be easy to pack and carry so that bringing a lunch to school isn’t a burden for your child.

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When is the Right Time to Screen My Child for Their Orthodontic Needs?

When is the Right Time to Screen My Child for Their Orthodontic Needs?

Receiving proper dental care is critical for your child’s oral health. Most parents focus on the basics, making sure their kids brush and floss correctly and bringing them in to see the dentist for cleanings and exams every six months. However, some children’s teeth need extra attention, and the most common form is orthodontic treatment.

But, when is the right time to have your child screened for these specific needs? The answer may surprise you.

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5 Back-to-School Tips

5 Back-to-School Tips

It’s that time of year again! Children are preparing to jump onto the school bus and head back to class.

Often, this is an exciting but stressful time for students and parents. To help make managing tasks associated with back-to-school activities easier, here are five great tips to get you started.

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5 Tips to Get Your Kids Comfortable with Dental Visits

5 Tips to Get Your Kids Comfortable with Dental Visits

Routine dental appointments are critical to the maintenance of our health, especially for kids. It’s important that parents instill this habit in their children at an early age. A trip to your dentist at Wow Dental in Dallas may seem like a trivial task for adults who know what to expect, but can be intimidating – and even scary – for young kids.

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Dear Tooth Fairy

Dear Tooth Fairy

Do you recall visits from the Tooth Fairy as a child? Children are often so excited about losing a tooth, because they know a visit from the Tooth Fairy is imminent. Traditionally, the Tooth Fairy takes children’s lost teeth from under their pillows as they sleep, replacing it with money. Some children even have special boxes, pillows, or stuffed animals designed to keep the tooth safe while it awaits its collection from our fictional flying friend.

Although the Tooth Fairy is relatively new to human traditions, people from all cultures have been celebrating or commemorating the loss of children’s baby teeth for centuries, according to The Salon. Some ancient cultures would bury, hide, or even burn the lost teeth as part of a cultural ritual. And although her exact origins are unknown, she is a common figure in well over 90 percent of American households, according to one survey.

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