Should Parents Worry If Baby Teeth Aren’t Falling Out?

Losing Baby TeethWhen parents visit the orthodontic office of Dr. Rebecca H. Hohl DDS MS, it is not uncommon for them to worry if their child’s baby teeth do not fall out on time. Infants rollover, sit, walk, and talk at different stages of their development. The same is true when your child is losing baby teeth. There are some developmental issues which require professional attention, but in general, what should parents expect when their kids start losing baby teeth? Read more on Should Parents Worry If Baby Teeth Aren’t Falling Out?…

Have A Braces Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

St. Patrick's Day recipes Lincoln NEWhether you are Irish or not, St Patrick’s Day brings out the Irish in everyone, kids and adults alike. Many patients ask for green colored elastics in March! Whether you go to a party, watch a parade, eat green soup, or just put on a green hat, St Patrick’s Day has become a holiday fixture in the US.

The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. He lived in Ireland in 432 and became a champion of Irish Christianity. March 17th marks the day of St. Patrick’s death and has been commemorated by the Irish for over 1,000 years. St. Patrick’s Day is still observed as a religious feast day by many Christians, but it is better known for its celebration of Irish culture. Read more on Have A Braces Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Dinner…

March Is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month Lincoln NEWe all know that discussions about good dietary habits and nutrition take place every day almost everywhere. Families talk about it at home, teachers discuss it in schools and doctors, nurses and registered nutritionists discuss good nutrition with patients.

Many people believe that flavor must be sacrificed when eating nutritious foods. This is far from true. Some research confirms that taste is more important than nutrition when choosing one food over another. Realistically, the foods people enjoy most are usually the ones they eat. Therefore, setting healthy eating standards that also satisfy the taste buds is important to family nutrition.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes National Nutrition Month in March to show how to mix good taste and nutrition with healthy meals. This year’s theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” Check out the 7 Kitchen Staples for Teen-Friendly Meals.Read more on March Is National Nutrition Month…

With February Comes Children’s Dental Health Month

 

Children's Dental Health Month Lincoln NEThe National Children’s Dental Health Month campaign in February brings together thousands of dedicated educators, dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their parents, teachers, caregivers and others each and every year.

This year the 2016 NCDHM campaign features the slogan “Sugar Wars” on both sides of the poster. The Smileys, McGrinns and K9 are in a spaceship, the USS SweetSwatter. It is equipped with toothbrush swatters, fighting against the Sweet Tooth Invaders for good oral health. On the reverse side, preteen/teenagers demonstrate effective ways to defeat the effects of sugar and maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing and eating healthy snacks. Read more on With February Comes Children’s Dental Health Month…