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DrB4Kids Virtual Scavenger Hunt Contest

 

A VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT!  PIZZA PARTY!

The first 50 winners will be invited to an exclusive pizza party at the  DrB4kids office, with raffles for many exciting prizes, including:

A $100 gift certificate to Plato’s Closet

A 1 hour Laser Tag session for you and three friends

A $100 gift certificate to Oxford Valley Mall

The answers to the questions you will see here are hidden right here on the DrB4Kids blog! It’s like an open book test, easy.

Just click on the different sections on top of the page to learn about DrB4Kids and find all the answers.

BTW, Moms and Dads are allowed to enter for their children. In fact, we suggest you make it a family project. 🙂

First Step:  Write down the questions, start searching for the answers and write them down.

Second Step:  Click the blue link below to enter your answers.

1.   Who is Dr. B’s favorite classical composer?          

2.   What is the name of Dr. B’s home town?                

3.   What is the name of Dr. B’s dog?                        

4.   What rock group is Dr. B’s favorite?                     

5.   If you are of school age how often should you brush daily?         

6.   What is Nancy Zachwiecja’s favorite sport?       

7.   What state was Mrs. Potter born in?                

Good luck!

-The DRB4KIDS Team

Click here to enter your answers

 

What are Dental Sealants? Do All Kids Need Them?

Langhorne, Pa.     www.DrB4Kids.com

I was applying a sealant on a little girl the other day when her mom asked me some questions. I think that many moms (and dads) are sometimes confused about dental sealants for kids so I decided to shed some light on the subject (no pun intended – we use a blue light to harden the plastic).

  • What is a dental sealant?

A sealant is a very thin layer of strong plastic that bonds to the chewing part of the tooth in order to seal out the germs that cause cavities.  

  • Do all kids need them?  

No.  However, it does take some detective work to find out which teeth can benefit from them. Let me explain: The tops of the back teeth have tiny grooves that can sometimes be impossible to clean. If the grooves are deep and narrow, the toothbrush bristle cannot reach them to remove the plaque (bacteria).  As a result, despite excellent oral hygiene habits, cavities develop. When we apply dental sealants for kids, they fill in the deep narrow grooves and make them smooth and slippery. This greatly reduces the chances for decay to develop.  

  • How long do dental sealants last?

The lifespan of a sealant will vary, but we have found that they last a few years, but occasionally dental sealants for kids need to be repaired or reapplied. In our practice, the recommendation for sealants is considered on an individual basis using my best clinical judgment. If recommended, sealants are a good investment, especially when you consider the expense of restoring a tooth already damaged by decay. BTW, in our practice, I feel so strongly about the benefits of sealants, if I see that one of our sealants needs to be replaced or reapplied, I do it as a courtesy.

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