We hear this question often! Although kids’ dexterity matures differently, a good rule of thumb is to allow your kids to start learning to brush their teeth on their own about the time they learn to tie their shoes. We encourage you to be extra diligent about cleanings while they are learning to brush on their own. We can help them find ways to reach spots that are tricky or often missed. At Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, we are here to help you help your kids!
September 10, 1984: Dr. Bateman opened the doors to his practice, "Dr. Richard Bateman, DDS", which is now Park Crossing Dentistry. Wow! It has been 35 years this week that our practice started.
"I could not have done this without a great staff and great patients! I have enjoyed every day being a dentist."
Now we have four dentists and 12 employees! Happy Anniversary Park Crossing Dentistry!
New research shows interesting links between low vitamin D levels, gum disease (periodontal disease) and diabetes. Both of these diseases are highly prevalent in America. Vitamin D deficiency would worsen this combination (of diabetes and periodontal disease) and this is important to know, particularly because a vitamin D deficiency is cheap and easy to correct.
Gum disease can damage soft tissue (gums) and the bone that holds your teeth. This causes tooth loss. So, take your vitamin D daily and see your Charlotte dentist office soon. Along with a vitamin D supplement, we can help reduce your risk of periodontal disease.
Did you know? Three million miles of Dental floss are purchased yearly. Also, each individual should expect to personally use 122 yards of floss. One more fact: if you don’t floss, you are missing up to 40% of your tooth’s surface.
Schedule a cleaning with us at Park Crossing Dentistry, your Charlotte dentist today. Let’s get you off to a clean start!
Do you know where the idea of the Tooth Fairy originated? There is much speculation but according to Forbes, “the closest parallel to the American Tooth Fairy may be an 18th-century French fairy tale called La Bonne Petite Souris. In the story, a good queen is imprisoned by a bad king and enlists a mouse for help out of her predicament. The mouse turns out to be a fairy who frees the queen and knocks out the king's teeth. The fairy-mouse then hides the teeth under the king's pillow, before eventually having him assassinated. A happy children's tale for sure!”
We want to hear your tooth fairy tradition. What does your family do when kids lose their baby teeth?
If you want to know more about tooth care for your children, we would love to help! Make an appointment at Park Crossing Dentistry today!
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