We’re so glad to have pediatric dentist, Dr. Drew Popper of Junior Smiles back on the blog with a post on a very important topic: your toddler’s first trip to the dentist. I personally didn’t know what to expect, so let’s learn from the Boca Raton dental source himself!
Dr. Popper suggests that parents bring their children to their pediatric dentist at the onset of the first tooth. This way, you get to have counsel on that first visit and are made aware of what to look out for during the growing stages of your child’s initial baby teeth.
Here’s what you can expect at your first trip to the dentist:
It will be short and easy
Your child’s first trip to the dentist is a chance for your child to get to know their dentist so that he or she won’t be afraid of the regular dental visits. Your child will get to see the chair, perhaps sit in it and observe how it rotates. They can learn about tools, the mirror, and the dentist can talk to them about how they help check teeth. Think of it as quality time well invested.
There will be a simple cleaning
I like to keep this first visit as easy and stress-free as possible. A cleaning will be done and I will inspect your child’s teeth and gums all while keeping your child entertained at the same time.
Ask any questions you have
This is a chance to review good oral-hygiene habits, and to get advice on any concerns. Perhaps your child is still sucking their thumb. Or maybe you want to know about the foods that are great for their oral health. Write down any questions you can think of beforehand, and prepare a list. This is your time to get as much input as necessary.
Reduce anxiety beforehand
It helps if you prep your child for this initial visit. You can read stories or listen to songs about the dentist. But don’t make it a bigger deal than necessary. If your child has a sibling, he or she can accompany them to one dental visit, so that they know what to expect. They might even be encouraged by the toys and books in the waiting room and look forward to it!
The most important thing to remember is to stay positive yourself. Remember, you are creating the experience for your child. Your actions and reactions will be mirrored and reflected in them.
I recommend preparing yourself for this visit as much as possible, and then relaxing once you are actually there. Oral care can be a positive bonding experience with your child!
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Local moms take note! If you have a little one, performances of Disney on Ice near Boca Raton will soon become a reality. Disney On Ice presents Reach for the Starsis flying into town via a little pixie dust at the AAA in Miami and BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale from March 28 – April 8, 2018!
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy set the stage for a star-studded talent extravaganza as Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars!
Unleash the magic with royal sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman, Olaf, as they sing captivating songs like “Let it Go” and “In Summer.” Life is the bubbles when Sebastian strikes up his hot crustacean band and the Daughters of Triton make a splash as they introduce Ariel in an ‘80s pop montage.
Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally, Flynn Rider, on their journey to see the floating lights. Relive a tale as old as time when Belle opens her heart to new adventures as the Beast’s enchanted objects take center stage for a dazzling skating spectacle. You never know what unforgettable feats your whole family will discover when Disney on Ice near Boca Ratondebuts!
Good for Thursday, March 29 7pm; Friday March 30 10:30am; Friday March 30 7pm; Saturday March 31 11am; Sunday April 1 1pm; Friday April 6 7pm; Saturday April 7 11am; Sunday April 8 1pm. Offer excludes premium and VIP seating; No double discounts. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply. Tickets are subject to market supply and demand. Offer Valid 3/12/18 – 4/4/18.
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I’m constantly annoyed by these buy and sell groups on Facebook. Personally, I don’t find them at all convenient AND they clog up my news feed. You have to go back and forth with the buyer or seller and coordinate all of the (many) facets of the sale. Price, pickup, delivery. Ugh! Who has the time or energy for that? Why not just reserve a $25 table for Grandview Preparatory School’s upcoming Spring Cleaning Boca Raton Flea Market to sell all of the stuff you simply…want to get rid of?
The best part is, you should be able to make some money at the same time!
(We talked about this event and more in our “Boca Mom Talk” column in Boca Raton magazine! Read it here on BocaMag.com.)
Grandview Preparatory School Spring Cleaning Boca Raton Flea Market Coming Saturday, April 7th! One Day Only!
The second annual event will be held on Saturday, April 7th from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Grandview Preparatory School (336 Spanish River Blvd. NW, Boca Raton).
In addition to vendors (and regular people like you and me) selling and shopping at this Boca Raton Flea Market, there will be food trucks and entertainment. Last year’s event was a huge fundraiser for the school’s parents association (GAP) and this year’s event will also be supporting Back to Basics. Anything left over at the end of the day will be picked up by a charitable partner for donation. It’s a win/win for everyone!
RSVP or reserve your table by following this link to the Facebook Event HERE. And if you don’t want to sell, definitely mark your calendars and come get some great deals on Saturday, April 7th!
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