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8th Annual Patient Appreciation Day

April 26th, 2022

We had a blast seeing everyone at the Dallas Zoo this past weekend for our 8th annual Patient Appreciation Day event!

It's patients like YOU that make our office GREAT! And we love to say Thank You each year by taking our CDCI families to the Dallas Zoo!

Thank you for your contributions to our Irving Cares drive! We are excited to give back to the community through this local organization!

We hope you had just as much fun as we did!

You can check out the full photo album on our Facebook page.

Healthy Foods = Healthy Mouth & Body!

March 10th, 2022

 

March is National Nutrition Month! Getting your five daily servings of fruits and veggies is good for more than just your body, it's also good for your teeth!

When you think of cavity-causing foods, the first thing that comes to mind is CANDY! But the decay process can start when naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth comes into contact with any form of sugar, including the natural sugars in milk and breastmilk, fruit juice, and processed carbohydrates like chips and crackers.

Tips for healthy eating and healthy teeth:

  • Stay hydrated with plain water to promote saliva flow. Water is essential to overall body functioning and saliva naturally protects teeth.
  • Choose to eat whole fruits instead of drinking fruit juice. Juice is more calorie-dense and has more concentrated sugars that whole fruits. Even natural juices! For example, there are about 12g of sugar and 65 calories in a medium size orange, but an 8oz glass of pure orange juice has 21g of sugar and 112 calories! Excessive sugar consumption has been linked to tooth decay and childhood obesity.
  • Limit snacking in between meals.
  • Cleanse the mouth after eating. Brushing is ideal, but when that's not possible, drink plenty of water!
  • Always brush and floss before going to bed for the night and do not allow a bottle or sippy cup of any beverage other than water at bedtime. Don't allow food and drink to eat away at your child's teeth while they sleep!

Looking for more tips on healthy eating? Check out the ADA's Bad Foods Slideshow!

References:
Forget the Juice and Eat the Whole Fruit Instead
Reducing Childhood Obesity by Eliminating 100% Fruit Juice
Diet and Dental Health
Bad Foods Slideshow

Show Your Teeth Some Love!

February 17th, 2022

Happy Valentine's Day!

DID YOU KNOW . . . .

  • 58 million pounds of chocolate are bought during Valentine's Day week?
  • Children will receive 39% of all Valentine's Day candy and gifts
  • Cavities are almost 100% preventable!

After you read your cards and eat your chocolates, don't forget to show your teeth some love! Kids should always brush twice a day for 2 minutes each time and floss at night before bed. Brushing after eating candies and/or drinking plenty of water after sugary snacks can also help reduce the risk of cavities.

Healthy home habits combined with visiting a pediatric specialist every 6 months is the best way to keep your kids cavity-free!

Give us a call at 214-484-3199 to book your next visit or schedule online!

 

References:

Quick Candy Facts

We are here for you!

January 18th, 2022

We're dedicated to providing safe, fun, quality dental care for all our kiddos!

Our COVID-19 protocols are in place to keep your family safe!

  • Masks are required for all guests ages 3 and up
  • You car is the waiting room! Check in via text message from your car when you arrive.
  • E-forms will be sent to you prior to your appointment. You can complete forms online any time that's convenient for you and avoid handling pens and clipboards in the office.
  • The total number of guests in the office at the same time is limited. Parents, we encourage you to wait in the car during your child's appointment (ages 5yrs +). If accompanying your child, we can accommodate one parent to be present. Please do not bring other family members or siblings to the office if they do not have appointments.
  • Common areas are disinfected regularly.
  • Treatment rooms are thoroughly sanitized between visitors.
  • All of our instruments are individually wrapped and heat sterilized, with regular quality control testing.

Preventive dental care is an important part of maintaining a healthy, cavity-free smile! Remember to schedule your child's dental check-ups every 6 months.

Book online HERE or call 214-484-3199.

 

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