Psychologist Dr. Tracy Brenner, “The Camp Counselor,” is working with Maine Camp Experience on the topic of mental health in a camp-related context. She is incredibly excited to support camps, campers, camp staff, and parents to promote social emotional development, resilience, and growth for all. We are grateful to Laurie Kaidan from Maine Camp Experience for introducing us to Dr. Tracy and allowing us to share her very helpful tips.
“But nothing hurts” How dental disease can sneak up on you
I often hear from family and friends that they haven’t been to the dentist in years because nothing hurts. Oral diseases often have no pain or symptoms in their early stages so it can sneak up on a lot of patients. Early detection and prevention are the best way of stopping disease and preventing more expensive treatment down the road.
LOCAL Summer Camp Guide 2023
North Dallas Moms2023 Summer Camp Guide The North Dallas Moms Summer Camp Guide is here to help make your process of finding the perfect camp(s) for your little ones quick and easy, with all the info you need in one place! Scroll down for a list of local day camps,...
“I just want my free cleaning” – Gum Disease Explained
Since our mouth is part of our digestive system, it’s filled with many types of bacteria. I simplify them as “teeth bacteria” or “gum bacteria”. Gum bacteria love to hide in dark spaces, usually underneath your gums. They have a very unique feature in that they love to call their friends and form a web of colonies called biofilm. Biofilm starts off soft and whitish. In fact, if you wake up in the morning and scrape your teeth and gums you will see the white film on your nails. The only way of removing these bacterial colonies is to physically scrape them off by brushing and flossing. Here is the frustrating part, no matter how good we are at brushing and flossing, studies show that every 3-4 months these bacteria colonies get so strong they start to harden up like rocks. We call these bacterial “rock formations” calculus.
National Sleepaway Camp Guide
Spending part of summer living independently from Mom and Dad is one of those amazing experiences that will stay with your child forever. Use our Camp & Program Guide to learn about some of the top sleepaway camp options throughout the United States as well as teen tours, educational programs and even community service opportunities. All of them will help your child gain valuable confidence, compile priceless memories and build lifelong friendships.
I brush everyday, why do I still get cavities?
Don’t get me wrong, excellent home care and routine dental check ups are an absolute must to preventing dental disease but there is more to the story. Dentists have historically been terrible at explaining and educating patients. Growing up my dentist would walk in, say you have 3 cavities and walk out. The good news is that we are in the middle of a paradigm shift in our profession, the new generation of dentists are prioritizing education and prevention.
CKO Kickboxing: 6 Week Total Tune Up
You’ll never get bored with your class workouts here because the instructors all have their own unique style. In each class, you can expect to be 80% on the bag while being guided by fitness professionals every step of the way. Sixty minutes of high-intensity kickboxing and full-body exercises can help you burn up to 1200 calories per class.
Do Kids Need to Floss?
“We frequently get asked, ‘Do my kids need to floss?’“, says Dr. Rubin. “Many young kiddos have large spaces between their teeth. Yes, you still need to brush! Yes, you still need to floss! It’s actually easier to floss if there’s space between the teeth, but don’t forget about the back teeth. Many times those teeth don’t have any space between them and that’s where food gets caught. To floss you can either use handy, disposable floss sticks that come in all shapes, colors and sizes, or you can also use traditional string floss that you wrap around your fingers.”
Questions to ask when looking for a Cosmetic Dentist
Cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers are often a big investment of time and money so I always recommend doing your homework before starting your journey. As a patient it’s very hard to decide who you should put your trust in when considering a smile makeover so here are some helpful questions to ask your dentist when you start this journey:
2022 Holiday Gift Guide
So many online places to shop these days, but we wanted to share some of our favorite LOCAL holiday shopping ideas! Jump to a section:For Kids We all know we can get anything on Amazon, but let's support our local businesses this year and grab some unique gifts from...
Stay Healthy during Flu and Cold Season
There are a lot of natural strategies to stay healthy during cough, cold, and colds season. Dr. Alina with Whole Child Texas is providing us with some great strategies to stay healthy during the pinnacle of flu and colds season. Children could get on average of 10-12 viral infections (“colds”) per year, but this doesn’t mean that your child should get sick almost every month!
Make Holiday Matching PJs Work
Matching PJs have been a growing family tradition for years, creating priceless memories—as well as photos for social media! But getting kids (not to mention spouses!) to take part in any group activities can sometimes require some prodding. That’s why we’re sharing 5 ways to make the popular matching PJ trend work for your family!
Importance of Dental Visits during Pregnancy
Let’s face it, when you are an expecting mom you have a pretty busy schedule. When my wife was pregnant with our daughter, I recall every other week having an OB visit, a specialist visit, or a trip to the chiropractor to help with the sciatica. In the midst of all the appointments and busy schedule, something that slipped our minds completely was my wife’s dental check ups. It didn’t hit us until she started complaining of severe gum pain and bleeding from her gums. I am especially embarrassed by this because as a dentist I know how important dental check ups are for expecting moms. I immediately took her to my office and did a thorough evaluation of her gums and teeth, as I suspected she was going through some severe pregnancy gingivitis.
Frisco Kids Dentistry: How to end your child’s ‘sucking habits’
Sucking is a natural reflex! Newborns start life with a sucking instinct to seek food or comfort, some even suck on their fingers while in the womb. While some infants are satisfied through feedings, it is normal behavior for babies and young children to seek a sense of comfort, security or relaxation by sucking their thumbs, fingers, fists, pacifiers or other objects they can place in their mouth. Most children naturally stop these ‘sucking habits’ around the age of 2-4 years old.
Not just any Dentist Office: Frisco Dental Studio
Frisco Dental Studio was born with the commitment that the patient experience and patient relationship will always come first. The reason I am so passionate about this is because despite being a dentist, I am deathly afraid of all dental visits. I have had my fair share of dental treatments so I have spent a lot of time in the patient chair. I know first hand the anxiety that a lot of patients feel when they come to see the dentist. So when I designed my office, I made sure it doesn’t look or feel like a typical dentist office. Here are just a few unique amenities we have incorporated to reimagine the dental experience:
Fall Shopping Deals for Moms
We love giving moms the gift of time, so when we partner with a company, we make sure it’s filling a need that all moms have, whether it’s something to help parents, enrich their kids, or make their whole household run more efficiently. This Fall, we’re all busy—like busy, busy. We’re full speed ahead with school (and the activities, social engagements and playdates that go along with that), Halloween, and the holidays are just around the corner.
Coterie: The Game-Changing Diaper Our Moms Are Loving!
As moms, we try to savor every moment we can with our kids. But there are some moments that are a little harder to appreciate than others. Diapering our babies often falls into that category (sandwiched between lack of sleep and toddler tantrums, ha!). That’s why we are thrilled to be sharing all about Coterie, a baby care brand that is making parents’ lives easier through *noticeably* better diapers. Think: incredibly absorbent, soft-as-cashmere and basically blow-out proof. Essentially, they’re the unicorn of disposable diapers. They also just won The Bump’s Best Diaper Award.
Anxiety in Children
Anxiety can affect a child’s school performance, family life, and, last but not least, can cause physical symptoms. Children with anxiety can have constant aches and pains, tummy aches, headaches, poor sleep, no appetite, and they can refuse to go to school. Anxiety can cause a child to be irritable or withdrawn but also sometimes aggressive and irritable. If you think your child has anxiety, don’t wait for it to go away on its own. Most of the time, it will not resolve without help.
The Benefits Go Beyond Coding
Yes, computer proficiency and coding are skills that translate directly into today’s tech-first world. But those aren’t the only benefits. Children hone their problem-solving strategies and develop other academic as well as personal skills. One example: After just 90 minutes of codeSpark, 55% of kids showed their problem-solving confidence increased!
The Importance of Back-To-School Dental Checkups!
Start the School Year Right! Send your kids back-to-school with a new backpack, new shoes, new lunchbox, and a healthy smile! Regular dental checkups and cleanings play an important role in fighting the most common chronic disease in school-age children today: cavities!