Our hearts are with the families devastated by the tornado. Are you looking for a way to help? We are gathering all baby items listed below for Infant Crisis Services. Please bring any of these items to our office during our business hours. We welcome any donation that you can make!
For more information about Infant Crisis Services, please visit their website at http://www.infantcrisis.org.
Requested Donation Items:
Good Start Formula
We all know how important a healthy and balanced diet is for a child's overall health, but did you know that it is also essential part of oral health? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, snacks and meals high in sugar and carbohydrates may place your child at extra risk for tooth decay. On the other hand, including a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, beans and milk naturally supplies the necessary nutrients to help your child grow.
Guidelines for Healthy Snacking
1. Ask your pediatic dentist to help you assess your child's diet.
2. Shop smart! Do not routinely stock your pantry with starchy or sugary snacks. Buy fun foods just for special times.
3. Limit the number of snack times; choose nutritious snacks.
4. Provide a balanced diet, and save foods with sugar or starch for meal times.
5. Do not put your young child to bed with a bottle of milk, formula or juice. (Remember that diluting any of these drinks with water is just as harmful).
6. If your child chews gum or sips soda, choose those without sugar.
For a complete list of dietary recommendations, Read the complete "Diet and Snacking" brochure here. Find additional resources for parents by visiting the AAPD website.
As every parent knows, accidents are unavoidable. To help answer common questions about emergencies, Dr. Cheatham compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions that parents often ask. Remember to pick up a copy of this brochure in our office!Read more: FAQs about Dental Emergencies