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Redmond Kids Dentistry December 2017 Newsletter
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Easy Tricks to Balancing Your Child's Diet for a Healthy Smile
Kids can be notoriously picky eaters. If they try one thing and do not like it, they are also not as apt to try it again in the future. If you face a child who is not getting a balanced diet due to picky eating, it may be time to add a few little extras to the meals they already enjoy.

Here are a few little things you can do to boost the foods your kids eat now and already enjoy.

Sneaking Vegetables into Current Favorites Can Make for Tastier Dinners

When cooking with ground beef, try this little trick. Take out a small portion of the meat, and put in finely diced mushrooms in its place. The texture will be very similar, and the mushrooms will enhance the depth of flavor your meal gets. If you regularly make casseroles, try using your grater and adding in different vegetables, depending on the meal. You can try zucchini, squash, or pumpkin, as they easily blend in and do not add a ton of noticeable flavor to the dish.

The more vegetables that you can add into your child's diet, the more nutrients that are there to help keep your child's smile healthy. When your child gets a bit older, you can tell them what it is you have been adding into their meals. Then, when they know, they may be more willing to try those foods on their own. However, until then, remember you are doing what you need to, to protect their overall and oral health.

Making Flossing Fun for Kids
Kids often struggle with flossing. They want to do what they are asked to do, but flossing is a difficult task to grasp. If your kids struggle, then figure out things you can do to make it more fun. This can help them keep trying until they get it right.

Try having your child pick out what he or she likes to floss with. Some kids do fine with string, while others do much better with flossing sticks. If your child is a bit older, a water flosser may be better. Allow your child to floss when you floss. This can make it more fun for them to do as well. Finally, give them some fun incentive. For example, if your child flosses every day for one week, maybe a special trip to the park or their favorite store for a new book would be in order? Make it fun, and they will be more likely to do it.

Signs Your Tooth Could Be Dying
Dying teeth cause problems in your mouth, and can significantly reduce your overall oral health. If you notice any signs that you may have a dying tooth, it is important that you come in and get seen right away. Most people notice pain in their tooth before it dies, but the level of pain ranges depending on the tooth and the person. Most teeth that are dying also become discolored. They can be a deep yellow, brown, or even become black. You will likely also notice a bad taste in your mouth, and a smell coming from the tooth, causing bad breath. If you notice these signs, call our office.

Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.



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16650 NE 79th Street, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052



 

 

 
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