Techniques to Take Care of Your Child’s Teeth

It feels so long ago that my first little girl started to brush her teeth on her own. From the moment your little one’s teeth come in, you need to start helping them take care of them. They might get another set later on, but it’s important to look after the first teeth too. They can still get cavities, and you should help to set a precedent for when their adult teeth come in. It might seem like there’s a lot of work to keep your child’s teeth healthy. But there isn’t much to it if you know what you’re doing. Here are some of the key things you need to remember.

 

Learning to Brush

Children can start brushing their own teeth when they’re toddlers. However, at that age, it’s mostly to get them practicing. Most experts say that kids can’t brush on their own until they’re about seven years old. They need to have the right amount of fine motor skills and dexterity to clean their teeth properly. Until then, you need to make sure you’re supervising and occasionally helping out. But even though they can’t do it independently for a while, they can still practice the skills they need. I’ve had lots of fun getting my kids to make different noises and movements to practice brushing their own teeth.

 

Going to the Dentist

There’s a bit of debate about when you need to start taking your kids to the dentist. Some experts will say to do it for the first time in before they’re a year old, six months old, or when their first teeth appear. Going to the dentist isn’t just to check up on their teeth. It also helps them to get used to the environment of the dentist’s office. You might prefer to select a pediatric dentist for your child’s check-ups. The dentist will be familiar with any problems that children can face. And they’ll be friendly and know how to put your child at ease.
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Cricut Explore Air — The Best DIY Crafting Tool

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Want to be able to easily make pretty décor, personalized gifts, and fun cards for upcoming holidays? Then you need to treat yourself to a Cricut Explore Air™ — Cricut’s very popular electronic cutting machine. It’s the best DIY crafting tool to be developed since the sewing machine!

The Cricut Explore Air is versatile, easy to use, and allows for very precise cuts. It’s also incredibly affordable, especially since Cricut generously discounted the cost by up to $200 on the machine and bundles — just in time for the holiday crafting season!

With the Cricut Explore Air™, you can cut over 60 different types of material, including paper, fabric, plastic and vinyl to name a few. The Explore Air also features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼” tall up to 11½” wide x 23½” tall.

This Cricut Explore machine is called the Air because it has built-in Bluetooth® capability. This means you can use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life.

While the Cricut Explore Air is impressive on its own, purchasing it with one of Cricut’s bundle offerings makes it even more valuable. Each bundle comes with different accessories that allow you to expand your creativity and make your crafting projects even more simple and fun to create. Plus, by purchasing your Explore Air with a bundle, you’re able to save a bundle in the process!

Go to Cricut.com and check out the savings Cricut is offering on their Cricut Explore Air™ and bundles today so you can get your very own in time to make this holiday season your most creative one yet!

Gazelle’s Value Propositions

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I was perusing Gazelle‘s website the other day and came across a few tidbits that I thought you’d find interesting …

Remember the Motorola RAZR? That was actually the first trade-in that Gazelle accepted. Shortly thereafter, Apple released the iPhone 3G, which created the first generation of obsolete phones (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, anyone?). Since then, Gazelle has paid out more than $200 million to customers for their devices!

Although there are a number of options for purchasing pre-owned smartphones and tablets online, I know first-hand that there are key things that Gazelle offers that helps ensure you won’t waste your time or money buying a gently-used device. For instance:

  • Gazelle performs a 30+-point inspection on all their devices (iPhones, Galaxy phones, and iPads), which guarantees that every feature of the device is tested and is of the highest quality before it’s sold to you. This is also backed by a 30-day return policy.
  • Because Gazelle Certified devices mean no contracts or strings attached, you can upgrade your device at up to 40% less than buying a new one and avoid being tied to an expensive two-year contract that you might not need. You can keep your carrier, or go with a new one. The choice is yours.
  • You can also easily trade-in your used iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook, AppleTV, and other smartphones and smart devices to Gazelle for cash in three easy steps.Step 1: Select your gadget from a list of options on Gazelle’s “Trade-In” page, answer a few questions, and then Gazelle provides you with an offer for your device.

    Step 2: For items worth $1 or more, it’s free to ship your device to Gazelle. Once your trade-in is received, the device is inspected to make sure its condition matches your evaluation.

    Step 3: Payment. If the device matches your description, Gazelle will pay you in the form of a check, an Amazon.com gift card, or via PayPal. Payment takes about a week once Gazelle receives your device.

If you want to sell your old phone or device and get a fair, cash price for it, Gazelle is the safest, easiest, most reliable way to go. And if you want to upgrade your device without having to pay retail rates or deal with a poor-quality purchase, make your life easy and shop Gazelle Certified.