3 Free Printable Letters from the Tooth Fairy

First Lost Tooth Letter from the Tooth Fairy This letter congratulates your child on losing his or her very first tooth and can be personalized. To personalize, click the text link below the image to open the letter in Microsoft Word. Then highlight [NAME] in the salutation and replace it with your own child’s name. … Read more

Free Santa Letters to Print at Home

Santa is very busy at this time of year and sometimes needs a little help getting all his letters answered. His elves do the best they can to help with the huge pile of mail, but occasionally Santa has to rely on parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to make sure he doesn’t forget anyone. You … Read more

Create Free Easter Bunny Letters at Home in Minutes

Letter from The Easter Bunny This printable letter from the Easter Bunny to a child praises the recipient, lets him or her know that the bunny is on his way, and politely asks for a carrot or lettuce. Dear Chris, Happy Easter! I was just in my workshop getting some candy and little toys ready … Read more

Dental Hygiene & the Child with Autism

The number of children born with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is on the rise. ASD is the third most common developmental disability in the U.S. and occurs more often in boys than girls. The symptoms and severity differ with each child and can be very challenging for a parent or caregiver. Autistic kids may have … Read more

Kids Dental Health Tips for Back-to-School

In the rush to get ready for school, most kids don’t spend enough time brushing their teeth. Poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, the #1 most common chronic childhood disease. Over 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illness! Tooth decay is 5 times more common than asthma and … Read more

The Mouth as the Doorway to the Body

Growing concern over the chemical added to our foods, water, and dental care products has led people to seek natural alternatives. If you consider that our bodies are our ‘houses’ and our mouths are the ‘doors’, the connection between oral health and overall health makes complete sense! So how can you improve your oral health, … Read more

How Long Should Children Brush Their Teeth?

Considering that most young adults spend less than 35 seconds brushing their teeth, kids, if left to their own devices, would spend 0 to 10 seconds brushing. Children and adults should spend 2 minutes brushing their teeth twice a day followed by flossing. There are some who say you should brush for 4 minutes at … Read more

A Mom’s Dental Dilemma

My friend, Shara, is tired of spending money at the dentist. It seems that no matter how much effort and money she invests in her and her daughter’s mouths, they can’t seem to win their battle against tooth decay. Shara does all the right things. In fact, she probably takes better care of her teeth … Read more

Your Baby’s Oral Health is Affected by Your Dental Hygiene

Past studies have found that most infants do not have detectable amounts of Streptococcus mutans until their teeth come in, between 6 months and 2 ½ years old because this bacterium likes to cling to hard surfaces. But the newest data indicates that it can also colonize on other oral surfaces, such as the tongue, … Read more

Tooth Decay in Babies

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, Baby Bottle Syndrome, Nursing Bottle Mouth, Early Childhood Caries (ECC); these are all terms for tooth decay in a child 6 years old or younger with: 1 or more decayed teeth Missing teeth (resulting from tooth decay) Filled surfaces in any primary (baby) tooth Tooth decay in baby teeth leads to … Read more