Monday, February 23, 2015


When your child loses his or her first tooth (or any baby tooth), it is such a memorable event! Most children eagerly await a special delivery from the Tooth Fairy.  Here are some printables from Hallmark that you may find useful!
tooth-fairy-certificate-green    tooth-fairy-certificate-pink     tooth-fairy-certificate-blue    tooth-fairy-certificate-envelope

We have heard that the Tooth Fairy comes and delivers in a lot of ways! Anything from colorful coins, stamps for books, handwritten letters, notes tied in floss, dollar bills, fairy dust (glitter), footprints with flour or glitter, and much more. We love hearing your stories when you come in!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dr. Ko's husband just returned from Zambia.  While he was there, he visited the Lilayi Elephant Orphanage, where orphaned elephants are fed milk every 3 hours, similar to their human counterparts!

Did you know that Calcium in milk makes your child's bones strong and healthy?  Likewise, the Fluoride in toothpaste, water, and some infant foods makes your child's teeth strong!

Your child's tooth has 3 layers:

  • enamel (outer)
  • dentin (middle)
  • pulp (inner)
Fluoride makes the outer layer, the enamel strong!  So, we recommend using a fluoride toothpaste to help prevent cavities.  When your child has his/her first dental check-up at 1 year old, we will go over exactly how much toothpaste to use, how to brush and how often!  Baby teeth matter! Lets work together to protect the little smiles you love! 

Monday, February 16, 2015

In celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month, we wanted to share a fun activity for you to do with your child!  It's a great lesson to teach them how many baby (primary) teeth they have in their mouths.  
                            10 teeth on top + 10 teeth on the bottom = 20 teeth total!
You'll need:
  1. 2 pieces of construction paper (pink or red)
  2. scissors
  3. glue
  4. marker
  5. mini marshmallows
Just follow these steps below:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dr. Ko wanted to share her favorite sugar cookie recipe!  With Valentines Day coming up, these cut-out cookies are fun and simple for you to make with your children.  Dr. Ko's son, Topher, loves rolling the dough and using the cookie cutters all by himself!  Your child will, too!

Sugar cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Dip in sugar or colored sugar sprinkles.  Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets/ parchment paper.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely. 
Who said that a Children's Dentist and her little ones can't eat sweets? Just remember to Brush 2x/2 minutes each day ... or more!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Every child deserves a healthy smile! As part of National Children's Dental Health Month, our office is participating in GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY, this Friday Feb 6th, 2015! We are offering FREE EXAMS and CLEANINGS to those without any dental insurance. It will be a fun day for the whole family!  Lots of fun games and prizes for everyone!

Please call us at 603-881-8282 to schedule!