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March Madness!


By Brianne Jones, RDH

March Madness Time!

CCDC has teamed up with The Goddard School of Parker and we want YOU to join in on the fun! Dr. Jones is a HUGE college basketball fan, and he wants nothing more than for his UNC Tarheels to take home the trophy! The Goddard School of Parker has so kindly donated $100 off Summer Camp tuition for the lucky winner of our, "Bucket Challenge!" Stop by our office between 3/19 - 4/8 to enter the challenge and potentially win!!! Winner will be contacted by a staff member from The Goddard School on 4/9!!

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Does Your Toothbrush Type Really Matter?


By Brianne Jones, RDH

What Type Of Toothbrush Is Recommended?

There are so many different types of toothbrushes to choose from so how do you know which toothbrush is the right one for you? Soft-bristled toothbrushes are always best as medium or hard-bristled toothbrushes can damage your tooth enamel and gums. Stick to soft-bristled brushes for your kiddos teeth and save the hard-bristled brushes for deep scrubbing around the house! 

Often times, we get questions on whether parents should invest in an electric toothbrush for their child. The answer is...IT'S UP TO YOU! Honestly, If you're considering brushing your child's teeth with an electric toothbrush, wait until your child is at least three years old. If they are older, sometimes the electric Spinbrushes are fun and can help motivate a child to continue brushing habits, but are not necessary to keep those chompers cavity free! 

Happy Brushing!

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Cotton Candy!


By Brianne Jones, RDH

Cotton Candy!

Did you know that cotton candy was co-invented by a dentist? Machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by a dentist named William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton. They originally introduced it as, "Fairy Floss" before the name later changed to what we know today as cotton candy. While it's okay to enjoy this sweet treat, remember it's still "spun sugar" so moderation is key and remember to brush and floss after you indulge!

Yellow Teeth

Primary vs. Permanent

By Brianne Jones, RDH

Yellow Teeth?!

Have you noticed your child's permanent teeth appear more yellow than their primary teeth? This is actually normal! Permanent teeth are naturally more yellow than "baby" teeth. This can seem a little alarming especially when the permanent teeth first erupt next to a whiter primary tooth.The enamel on baby teeth is thinner than the enamel on permanent teeth and as a result, the baby teeth usually look a lot whiter than the permanent teeth. Don't worry, this will become less noticeable once more of their "adult" teeth start coming in! 

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Why Kids Bite!


By Brianne Jones, RDH

Stop Children From Biting!

 

Kids bite for a number of reasons -- and most of them aren't intentionally malicious.

  • They're in pain. When babies bite, typically it's because they're teething. They're just doing it to relieve the pain of their swollen, tender gums.

  • They're exploring their world. Very young children use their mouths to explore, just as they use their hands. Just about everything infants or toddlers pick up eventually winds up in their mouths. Kids this age aren't yet able to prevent themselves from biting the object of their interest.

  • They're looking for a reaction. Part of exploration is curiosity. They'll bite down on a friend or sibling to hear the surprised exclamation, not realizing how painful the experience is for that person.

  • They're craving attention. In older kids, biting is just one of several bad behaviors used to get attention. When a child feels ignored, discipline is at least one way of getting noticed -- even if the attention is negative rather than positive.

  • They're frustrated. Biting, like hitting, is a way for some children to assert themselves when they're still too young to express feelings effectively through words. To your child, biting is a way to get back a favorite toy, tell you that he or she is unhappy, or let another child know that he or she wants to be left alone.

    https://www.webmd.com/parenting/stop-children-from-biting#1

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