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How To Ease Your Family’s Dental Anxiety

Healthy habits and behaviors are shared between family members. Love snacking on carrots and ranch? Enjoy riding your bike through the neighborhood? Chances are good that your kids do too. Dental anxiety is no different. It affects all ages and can be passed from one family member to another. It’s also common for children to […]

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Healthy Halloween Treat: Wise Owl Snack

It’s almost Halloween!  Every store I go into has that aisle with every type of candy imaginable spilling off the shelves in preparation for the annual horde of trick-or-treaters. I do love all the little super heroes, princesses, dragons and butterflies coming to my door, but I truly feel for the parents who must negotiate […]

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3 Tips for Getting Your Picky Preschooler to Eat Healthy Food

You might love whole grains and leafy greens, but your kids are more excited for a McDonald’s Happy Meal. Getting your preschooler to show the same enthusiasm for healthy foods can be tricky. To encourage a well-balanced diet in young kids, here are 3 healthy eating activities for preschoolers. Play with shapes: A healthy sandwich […]

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Tooth Fairy books

5 Tooth Fairy Books to Read With Your Child

Move over princesses and dinosaurs—Tooth Fairy books are the new stars in town. Why? Parents have a lot to deal with when it comes to teaching kids about the importance of good oral hygiene and the magical being who takes lost baby teeth in exchange for money or trinkets. We’ve rounded up 5 of our […]

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Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride: Is this Drill-free Dental Procedure the Future for Kids’ Cavity Treatment?

Too many children in Arizona experience tooth decay. In fact, more than half of Arizona’s kindergarten children (52%) have decay experience, a level higher than the national average for 5-year-olds (36%), according to the Healthy Smiles Healthy Bodies Survey. The traditional treatment for cavities is to drill out the decay and provide a dental filling, which […]

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How To Make DIY Toothpaste Slime – No Borax Needed!

Moms and Dads, you know that DIY slime recipes are the latest kid fad. I’m constantly finding evidence of a slime science experiment gone wrong in a rogue Tupperware dish or the bathroom sink. (At least they didn’t spill any ingredients on the carpet, right?) It can be a challenge, however, to find a safe, […]

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Sports Hurt Dental Health

3 Sports that Compromise Smile Safety

Kids and adults who compete in sports are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, have better mental health and develop stronger bones and muscles. But despite the benefits, dental health takes a hit when it comes to some sports. Basketball Contact sports require players to wear facial protection and mouthguards, but basketball requires no […]

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What To Tell Your Kids When The Tooth Fairy Forgets To Visit

The Tooth Fairy visits nearly nine in 10 homes of children who have lost a tooth, but she is not always diligent. Over half (56%) of parents say she has forgotten to visit their home in the past. Perhaps this is because she typically has just one assistant – 70% of parents say moms are […]

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3 Heat Safety Tips For Outdoor Activities

The kids are out of school, but the mercury is rising. It can be challenging to find indoor activities to keep families entertained when it’s warm outside—especially when you’re all jonesing for a little Vitamin D. Even if your outdoor activities involve water play, it’s important to take precautions to ensure you and your kids […]

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DIY: Star Wars Toothbrush Holder

A healthy smile you must have, my young padawan. And what better way to encourage good oral health habits than by leveraging the power of the Force? Grab your little Luke or Leia and check out this do-it-yourself Star Wars toothbrush holder. Materials Star Wars figure(s) of choice (Don’t want to risk ruining your child’s favorite […]

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