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Brushing Chart for the Kids

If your kids are anything like ours, the struggle to get them to brush their teeth (for real!) can be frustrating. We like to make things a little more traceable for our parents by giving their children Brushing Charts. We ask our little ones to color in the time of day boxes they brushed their teeth during and practice writing their letters by putting a “F” or “M” on the time they also flossed or used mouthwash. When they have all their boxes colored they can ask mom or dad (that’s when you get involved guys!) to let them drop it off to claim a prize!

This is the chart we use for our kiddos. Feel free to download it and use it for your own! (Just don’t forget the prize! It can be a great motivational tool for some kids.)

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What do you use to teach your kids good dental or overall health? We want to know!

Also, follow our twitter @ecnmydentistry for more tips and dental advice!

 

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Help us name our girls! Win a free x-ray and exam for your child!

We’ve had these ladies in the office for a over a year and still need to name them! We want your help! What do you think we should name our gals? If your name is chosen, we’ll give you a FREE exam and x-ray at your next cleaning! (This is a $80+ value.)

(We also dolled them up for Valentine’s Day. What do you think?)

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Hey everyone! We have some talented kids that come in. Check out some of their coloring skills for Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day! What are your kids doing for their Valentine?

 

 

 

National Children’s Dental Health Month!

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We’re so excited about Children’s Dental Health Month. We’ll be blogging weekly to keep you informed and inspired to help promote good oral hygiene for your kids and teens. We know as parents, we try to teach our kids the importance of brushing every day, but sometimes we all need a little crash reminder on what’s truth and what’s fiction. We’ve compiled some of the leading myths about oral hygiene for kids to stamp with a fact or fiction!

 

Myth

You only have to brush twice a day.

Fiction! You’re supposed to brush after every meal, but since time doesn’t always allow this, brushing once in the morning and once at night will help you keep your mouth healthy and bright.

Myth

Too much fluoride in your child’s oral hygiene routine may cause problems.

Fact! Research has shown that too much fluoride can cause spots to appear on your teeth! Make sure you know what’s inside your toothpaste, mouthwash and water supply!

Myth

My child doesn’t need to floss every day, since their small mouths leave little room for floss or food to get in between.

Fiction! You should teach your child to floss at least once a day. Flossing helps get between the teeth, where food and bacteria settle. Even little mouths can succumb to pileups between teeth. Plus, flossing every day helps prevent bad breath!

Myth

Mouthwash is too strong for kids to use, and should be avoided in case it’s swallowed.

Fiction! Some of the top companies like Listerine, ACT and Crest have developed kid friendly mouthwashes in a variety of flavors and colors! It’s recommended for kids to use mouthwash in their daily oral hygiene routines. Still worried about strength or harsh chemicals? Tom’s of Maine, a brand known for their natural products, has developed a kid friendly rinse. They even give a breakdown of what’s in their rinse and why on their website.

Myth

You can help clean your teens’ teeth during the day by giving them sugar-free gum to chew.

Fact! While sugar-free gum doesn’t replace brushing or flossing it does help break up food particles while your teen is at school, when brushing and flossing are not an option.

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Myth

It’s okay if they get a cavity in a baby tooth…..it’s going to fall out anyway, right?

Trick question! While it is better if a cavity is in a baby tooth, since it will eventually get replaced by an adult tooth, it does not mean you should stop worrying. If you teach your kids it’s ok to slack on oral hygiene when they’re young, they are more likely to follow those same habits into adulthood. Also, cavities are a sure sign of danger in oral health. A cavity might mean your child isn’t brushing enough, isn’t brushing a particular area of the mouth or that they are eating too many of the wrong foods. Treat every cavity as a warning sign and an opportunity to do a checkup on your child’s overall health.

It’s our birthday!

Photo created by Jonathan Brown with JBrown Graphic Design.

Today is our one-year anniversary!

Economy Dentistry is so excited to be celebrating the end to our first year in business. We’ve really loved working on all the young’uns that shared their pearly whites with us.

In planning our one-year, and looking back at all the things parents and patients have told us, we decided it was time to go social and start this blog. We believe that good oral health starts at home, and stems from all aspects of life. We’re dedicated to sharing that life with you. We’re mothers and fathers too….we just happen to know a little more about oral health then the average Joe.

So follow us on Pinterest (another website we’re addicted to..), Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus to share in our journey. It no longer takes a village to raise a child, it takes about a million bloggers, some at-home diagnostic scares with WebMD, Google, your doctors, dentists and everyone in between.

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