Halloween Candy Buy Back
Dr. Stewart and our team are happy to announce that we will host another year of Halloween Candy Buy Back. The week following Halloween, any time our office is open, bring your child up with his or her unopened, leftover Halloween candy. Dr. Stewart will pay $1 per pound (limit 5 lbs.) for the goodies. Your child will leave with a little spending money, and you can have peace of mind that you’re doing all you can to thwart overindulgence. Also, your family can feel good about the program because all of the candy collected will be shipped, along with toothbrushes, to US Military serving overseas. Halloween Candy Buy Back supports Operation Gratitude.
Help Your Child Enjoy a Healthy Smile
With Halloween closing in, Mom’s and Dad’s thoughts may turn to the dentist as their kids’ thoughts turn to candy! It’s no mystery; kids love sweets, and so do the germs that cause cavities. Parents usually try to be vigilant in getting kiddos to brush after meals and limit their intake of sweets. As a family dentist, Dr. James Stewart offers tips to help parents keep cavities out of children’s mouths, and start kids on a lifestyle that includes good oral habits.
The American Dental Association recommends that every child experience his or her first trip to the dentist by age one. Dr. Stewart agrees that a little one can accompany Mom or Dad to get a feel for the dentist’s office. At this visit, Dr. Stewart can take a quick peek in the child’s mouth to look for signs of problems. A separate visit and checkup aren’t actually necessary until a child is three and can sit still for an exam, unless, of course, there are problems before the age of three.
As the kiddos grow and develop, Dr. Stewart will keep Mom and Dad up to date on what to expect regarding oral development, as well as how to navigate the challenges of regular daily brushing and flossing. Dr. Stewart often recommends dental sealants to protect molars from cavities, as well as fluoride supplements to remineralize and strengthen tooth enamel during formative years.
Schedule Your Dental Visit Today
If you’re new to the Livonia area, or if you’re looking for a dentist for yourself and your kids, you’ll be pleasantly impressed with our comfortable office, caring staff, and expert dental care. We care about you—and your kids! Schedule an appointment today or call (734) 425-4400. Our office serves families in Livonia, Lovi, Farmington Hills, Plymouth, and surrounding communities. Visit our main website, www.JamesStewartDDS.com, to learn more.