ZPD Chronicles, Volume 1

ZPD Chronicles
June 2017, Volume 1
Keep brushing your teeth while enjoying the heat!

It’s never too early to start!

Summer is officially here and we want to make sure you keep those pearly whites extra shiny this time of year. It is never too early to establish a dental home for your little one’s hygiene and for your ease of mind! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends all children be seen by a dentist by the age of 1.

This helps decrease your child’s anxiety about the dentist, allows the dentist to review preventative care as well as provide optimal oral health care for your nugget. The earlier the dental visit, the better chance you have to prevent dental problems. Children with healthy teeth chew food easily, learn to speak clearly, and smile with confidence. Start your children now on a lifetime of good dental habits. Here are a few tips to get you started on the right track:

  • Encourage children to drink from a cup as they approach their first birthday
  • Begin weaning your child off a bottle around 12 months old and make sure they do not fall asleep with a milk bottle at bedtime.
  • Limit frequency of snacking, which can increase a child’s risk of developing cavities. Try to keeps meals or snack to 30 minutes.
  • Water is the best medicine for your teeth. It is the next best thing to brushing your teeth during the day, so keep plenty of water bottles handy this summer!
  • Parents and caregivers need to take care of their own teeth as well to prevent transmitting cavity causing bacteria to children. Don’t clean pacifiers and eating utensils with your own mouth before giving them to children, which can also transmit adult’s bacteria to children.

Make sure to call us anytime for more information or questions, but most importantly, have a fun and safe summer!

Read More

Car Games

Have a long road trip ahead this summer? Try some of these games on the road to help kids pass time and look up from their iPad’s.

The Alphabet Game

Ages 5 & up: Each person choose one side of the road. Each player looks for a letter of the alphabet on signs or license plates. The object of the game is to point out all the letters of the alphabet in order, from A to Z. The first person to spot the entire alphabet wins.

Animal Name Game

Ages 6 & up: One person names an animal. Then each person has to name another animal (no repeating!), that starts with the last letter of the previous animal named. There are no winners or losers in this game. With older children, try the game with TV shows, or geographical categories such as cities or countries.

Memory Test Game

Ages 6 & up: The first person says

“A is for –-“ filling in the blank with any word beginning with the letter A, such as “apple.” The second person comes up with a word for the letter B, such as “book,” but must also repeat the “A” word: “A is for apple, B is for book.”

Continue through the alphabet, each person taking several turns and reciting more and more letters and words. By the end, that player will recite the whole alphabet and its corresponding words. However, if you’re playing with younger kids you may want to choose an earlier letter than “Z” to be the final one.

Restaurant Race

Ages 5 & up: Each player chooses a restaurant, such as Burger King, Taco Bell, McDonalds, etc. Players earn points by spotting their restaurant off the road, on a billboard, on exit markers, on fuel/food signs, or by hearing it mentioned on the radio. Impose a time limit-say 20 minutes-and then add up the points.

Fruit Popsicle Recipe
Ingredients:

1 Peach

2 Kiwis
3 oz. blueberries
4 oz. strawberries
1.5 cups of White Grape juice

Directions:

Chop all the fruit in cubes and arrange in 3oz. ice molds (make sure it’s a snug fit!) Pour white grape juice in each cube and add a popsicle stick. Freeze for up to 6hrs. and enjoy on any hot Houston summer afternoon!

NO CAVITY CHARITY CLUB!!!!!!

Dr. Z is starting a No Cavity Charity Club this month. If your child has ZERO cavities, their name will be added to our no cavity club wall and entered into a drawing. At the end of every month, Z Pediatric Dentistry will donate $1 for every tooth on the wall to the winner’s chosen charity.

Copyright © 2017 Z Pediatric Dentistry All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

Z Pediatric Dentistry

10555 Pearland Pkwy Suite L

HoustonTEXAS 77089

Add us to your address book

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Z Pediatric Dentistry · 10555 Pearland Pkwy Suite L · Houston, TEXAS 77089 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp

Sharing is caring 🙂Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePin on PinterestShare on Reddit