If there were a secret weapon in the dental world, the "kid" friendly flossing stick would have to be it. This ingenious tool has been in the oral hygiene world for some time now, but it appears it is still shadowed by the ominous, unending roll of dental floss your grandmother handed down to your mom and her mom etc. Let's face it, no one really enjoys flossing. It's a necessary evil in the fight to keep our pearly whites. So if it needs to be a part of our daily ritual, let's opt for the high technology found in the disposable, easy to use, flossing stick. You can pick up a package of these little beauties at your local CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target etc. They usually come in a packet of 6-12 and are designed to be disposable after use. They come in fun shapes, colors and even in fun flavors. The whole design of the disposable flosser is geared to convenie...
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommends that children and adolescents have 60+ mins of physical activity everyday. Besides the normal sports and games that we normally associate with PE, there are many creative ways to get your kids moving. Check out this link from the CDC with a few ideas, or be creative and come up with your very own.
Meet Jarod Paschall, PE teacher at Harvest Elementary in Harvest, Alabama. His kids were always asking him to play this song, so he decided to put it to good work. His kids warm up every Thursday morning to the fun cardio workout. The video is going viral on Youtube and being shared around the world. Sometimes it just take a fun song and a little creativity to start the momenteum.
Cavities – they're not just for adults. Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium that contributes to tooth decay, is a rather indiscriminate little purple menace, and is quite fond of teeth no matter if they're in your mouth or the mouth of your baby. Keeping their mouth as clean as you keep your own can help you stay ahead of early childhood cavities, and only read about baby bottle tooth decay instead of experiencing it firsthand.
With that in mind, here are seven tips that can help you in the fight against Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans), and keep baby bottle tooth decay at bay!
1. Limit Snacking: Whenever a person consumes any type of food or beverage, the pH level lowers and the mouth becomes more acidic to aid in digestion. This first step in our digestion process ends about 30 minutes after we eat, and the pH returns to normal to help protect our teeth. W...
If you find your self running in cirlces on school mornings we have an article to share with you. Julie Cole owner of Mable's Labels and writer for the Mops Int blog has put together 6 ways to manage busy school mornings.
As a mom of six kids, I definitely run a busy household. And when back-to-school season is upon us, I have to be good at dealing with the stress and anxiety of getting everyone ready and out the door on time in the morning. So how do I manage to keep my sanity while maintaining my record of never having a child miss the school bus? Here are a few of my best tips:
1. Help your kids help themselves.
Rather than wasting time nagging my kids to pack their homework or lunch, etc. I give them the tools and encouragement needed to think for themselves. At our house, my little ones use the ‘Ready, Set, Go’ Board to manage their morning routin...