Phoenix, AZ, December 25, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Children's dentist Karen Chu DDS will launch a new online resource to help parents care for their children's dental and emotional health. Using the Facebook business page platform, this page will feature creative and informative articles, videos and links to resources parents will find helpful to improve and maintain their kids teeth and general oral health. The majority of the page's focus will be on education, the development of healthy teeth and tips to encourage oral hygiene habits – with a small section for general parenting support topics.
Even the most involved and caring parent has time concerns in today's busy lifestyle. More and more, they have to rely on outside help to bridge the growing gap between children needs and available hours. Phoenix Kids Dentist Page is intended to give parents the building blocks to make parent interaction with their kids routines easier in any lifestyle – no matter how overworked.
Dr Chu supports and encourages a three-pronged approach to developing good dental hygiene and habits and maintaining a healthy smile in children. This is important with new research indicating how much of our general health is affected by dental health.
First, she encourages parental involvement in every part of the dental experience. Quality interaction with the children at home, communication with the pediatric dentist in the office and interaction with dentist and child during the appointment. Second, she suggests adding in an element of whimsy or positive focus to how parents interact with their children about their teeth and the dentist visit. Dental avoidance and anxiety are often picked up from the people around the child – humor and positivity from the parent go a long way to counteracting those influences. Lastly she recommends adding a parental “quality time” component to brushing and flossing times. Instead of a fight to force good habits, parents can make those times a moment kids can count on positive parental attention.
The Phoenix children's dentist is counting on technology to help parents bridge the gap between modern schedules and quality involvement in their children's daily oral hygiene. She envisions this online resource as a place that parents can go to find a quick idea, a fast tool or a solution to a problem – such as a parenting “how to” video.
Karen Chu DDS, creator of the Phoenix Kids Dentist Page shares, “When a parent is wondering how to prepare their toddler for that first dental visit to reduce fear and anxiety. They won't have to worry about figuring out how to help. They can just come to the page and find tools, ideas and guides – like the video showing them how to create a personalized story of their child going to the dentist. These are the types of time saving resources we intend to provide on an ongoing basis.”
The page will encourage parents to gather and discuss concerns with each other, share photos of their kids and create a community of parents who love and support healthy children. Phoenix parents especially are encouraged to join and create a caring local parent community.
To watch the launch of this page visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-Kids-Dentist/150030991768908
Dr Karen Chu DDS is a Phoenix, Az dentist who dedicates her practice to children and teens. You can find more articles by Dr Chu on http://karenchudmd.blogspot.com, a resource of dentist and children's dentistry posts and the new facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-Kids-Dentist/150030991768908