YOU SHOULD HELP KIDS BRUSH UNTIL THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH

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Tiffany Hamm is a dental assistant at the Oyler School Dental Clinic. Part of her job is cleaning and repairing teeth, but an even bigger part is helping kids feel comfortable so they keep coming back and caring for their teeth for a lifetime.

 

Miss Tiffany's best advice for parents:

 

  1. Pay attention about how you talk about dentist visits - listen to your child's concerns but try to use positive language when you respond.
  2. Try to make water the go-to drink at home. Sugary drinks are one of the number one culprits of tooth decay
  3. Brush your teeth with your kids at night - they'll do a better job and you'll both enjoy the quality time together!

Detailed instructions and advice for caring for your children's teeth, starting at birth.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/teeth/healthy.html

Tons of articles and resources for parents.

http://www.aapd.org/

Kids can play dentist and brush a hippo's teeth!

http://duckiedeck.com/play/dentist

PRACTICAL - HEALTHY - TASTY- EASY

Ideas for lunch both you and your kids will love!

PACKING A LUNCH FUELS THEIR DAY

Spending just a few minutes each night can help your kids have happier, healthier, more productive days. Here, we’ve compiled some super simple ideas for lunches that include lots of healthy food, paired in ways that will make them WANT to eat it!

Snackables

 

Turkey

 

String cheese

 

Hummus

 

Carrots

 

Apples

 

Whole wheat crackers

Bananarama

 

Rollups: whole wheat tortilla, peanut butter, banana

 

Apples

 

String cheese

 

Blackberries

Turkey Rollup

 

Rollups: whole wheat tortilla, lettuce, hummus, tomatoes

Carrots

Greek yogurt ranch dressing

 

Blackberries

Ant Picnic

 

Ants on a log: celery, peanut butter, raisins

 

Whole wheat crackers

 

Orange slices

 

Vanilla Greek yogurt
with berries