It's the old adage of what you put into it is what you get out of it. The basic science of it tells us that if we put healthy things in our mouth it directly effects the performance and health of our bodies. This goes for your child's oral heatlh as well. Many of the simple vitamins and minerals such as vitamen D and calcium found in fresh produce and dairy products have a huge impact on the formation of healthy teeth and gums.
That's all well and good, but what do you do as a parent if you have picky eaters? If this is your battle you are not alone. Sometimes the solutions to our battles are found in fun and creative approaches. For some simple and creative ideas for adding healthy choices to your child's diet, check out this article written by Aimee Zipkin. She is a registered dietitian who has compiled a list of 12 ways to...
It's often very tempting as parents to step in and help your child lose that loose baby tooth. Some may try string and a slamming door, or some have even tried a string and fancy rocketry to help pull those loose teeth. We would recommend the old tried and proven technology called the "kid wiggle" method. ; )
Most loose baby tooth are easily taken by a persistent wiggle by your child. Yes, there are those rare teeth that may be too crowded by their neighbors and your dentist may be needed to help remove these, but the majority of children have very good success removing their own baby teeth by a persistent wiggle.
If you have spent anytime on Facebook or Pinterest recentlay, you'll find the many "Life Hacks" that people have to offer. Wikipedia defines a Life Hack as "...any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life. It is arguably a modern appropriation of cutting the Gordian Knot - in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious manner." So in the spirit of offering shortcuts to make your life easier, more productive or more efficient, here are 28 life hacks from our friends over at www.Lifehack.org
If you have your own "Life Hack" to offer, share it here in the comments below.