We love Halloween here at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry! Every year around the beginning of October we pull out all the decorations from decorative pumpkins to candy corn wreaths to spooky spider webs! The fun goes on and on! The sweet aroma of spiced pumpkins fills the air as we get in the spooktacular spirit! We want to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween! Remember to brush those eepity, creepity sugar bugs off your teeth! Oh what a fright they can be! We now leave you with some Halloween hoots and howls to jump start your ghostly night! Enjoy!


Q: What is a vampire’s favorite fruit?
A: A neck-tarine

Q: What do you call it when a ghost makes a mistake?
A: A boo boo.

Q: What kind of street does a ghost like best?
A: A dead end

Q: What do you call a pumpkin that is overweight?
A: A plumpkin

Q: What do monsters like to read in the newspaper?
A: Horrorscopes

Q: What does a witch order in a hotel?
A: Broom service

Q: Which room in the house is never haunted?
A: The living room

Q: Which monster loves to dance?
A: The boogieman

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Bad Breath? Who….Me?

Halitosis or “bad breath” is a common concern that we often get from our parents here at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry. Most parents want to know what causes it and how to get rid of the foul smell coming from their child’s mouth.

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The most common cause of halitosis in pediatrics is lack of good oral hygiene and plaque buildup on the teeth. The bacteria that cause halitosis live on the plaque inside the child’s mouth as well as on any oral debris that might be present.

There are several other causes as well such as certain foods we eat, dry mouth, and illnesses such as infections or congestion in the sinus and nasal cavities. Certain foods such as garlic or onions can cause temporary halitosis but should go away once the food is absorbed into the blood stream. Dry mouth can be caused from mouth breathing, sucking or chewing on blankets/pillows, thumb sucking, and certain medications. A few remedies we would recommend here at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry for dry mouth would include chewing a piece of sugar-free gum to enhance salivary production and most importantly to drink plenty of water throughout the day. If the child has a habit such as thumb sucking, we encourage the parents at each dental visit to eliminate the habit as soon as possible which will then in return diminish the halitosis associated with it. Illness related halitosis such as infections or congestion in the sinus and nasal cavities causing post nasal drip and mouth breathing can be hard to get rid of! Mouth rinses can be helpful such as Listerine Zero, but may only help for a few hours. Avoid sucking on mints or any other mint flavored candies as these tend to have lots of sugar in them. Drinking plenty of water or simply swishing water around in the mouth and spitting it out can be helpful for your child in this situation as well.


Our staff at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry would like to address and help assist you with this concern as much as possible. Here are a few tips on how to help your child fight bad breath naturally.

  • Make after meal brushing a habit
  • Encourage flossing once a day to remove any debris that might be stuck in between the teeth
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water throughout the day to limit the amount of bacteria present in the mouth
  • Encourage your child to brush their entire tongue every time they brush their teeth

McKinney Pediatric Dentistry encourages all children at each dental visit to keep up with their brushing and flossing in order to be breathing easy and odor free!

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McKinney Pediatric Dentistry's Pointers for Back-to-School!!

Back to SchoolBACK TO SCHOOL!!!  During this summer rush with kids out of school, it has been a BLAST to see the young faces that have come into McKinney Pediatric Dentistry!  We love the simple things your kids do here each day which bring so much life (and sometimes some really good laughs!) to every visit.

As you send your kids back to school, keep your child’s teeth strong and the risk for getting cavities low by following these tips from Dr. Jon Schaack:


fruits and veggies#1 – Pack them healthy choices for snacks and lunches. Snacks such as goldfish, pretzels, crackers, and muffins cause the mouth to become acidic and increase the risk of getting cavities.  These types of foods are best eaten with a meal, and not as snacks. Fruits and vegetables are good snack choices.

#2 – Many kids these days are drinking juices and sports drinks that significantly waterincrease the risk for getting cavities.  It is best to have your child drink water.  The sugars in juices and sports drinks also make the mouth acidic and can cause widespread cavities by causing enamel demineralization.  Drinking water is safer and helps prevent cavities.

#3 – There are many travel-sized toothbrushes that children can pack to school for brushing their teeth after snacks or lunch time.  It may pay off to have your child keep such a toothbrush at school.  Then they can remove the plaque that accumulates from snacks and lunch time. portable toothbrushes

#4 – Schedule your child for regular checkups with Dr. Jon Schaack and his staff at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry to assure your child has a healthy smile as school gets going.  If it has been over 6 months since your child’s last exam, give us a call!!


We pledge to continue to provide the highest quality of care for your children and have fun while doing so.  We appreciate the kind words you parents have posted on our Facebook page and in Google Reviews.   Your voice is our preferred method of “getting the word out”.   Please continue to let your friends, family, and neighbors know that McKinney Pediatric Dentistry is a fantastic place for kids!!

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Exciting News From Our Team at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry

All of us at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry want to give a big shout-out to two of our teammates this week!!

sheridan and babyFirst of all, Sheridan (our front office assistant) recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Lincoln!!   Sheridan has been a big part of our team!   Sheridan has now decided to take a step away from her work here with us at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry and dedicate herself to being at home and with her two boys! We are sad to see her go and her bubbly personality will be missed, but we wish her the best in everything she does!  She will always be a part of our team!

Fortunately for us, Susan has returned to temporarily fill in until our next hire starts!!  Susan (Dr. Schaack’s mother-in-law) is the most genuine, kind-hearted, and loving person you will ever meet! She makes you feel like you have known her all of your life with her big smile and pure hearted manner.

SusanSusan previously worked with us for about a year and a half before moving back to her home town in Utah, where she could be closer to her family.  Susan is like the “mother” of the office.  She is so considerate of all of us here at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry. She is always putting others first before herself.  Every day she makes sure that everyone in the office has been fed and she always washes everyone’s dishes after lunch break!  Susan is such a delight to be around!

We couldn’t be more thrilled for her to be back and be a part of the McKinney Pediatric Dentistry team! We are so blessed to have her!  So again, WELCOME BACK SUSAN and CONGRATUALTIONS SHERIDAN!!!!

If you happen to see Susan here at your next dental visit with us, shoot her a big high five! She is very excited to be back around all of our awesome parents and patients!

DID YOU KNOW??  Before Susan left last year, she hand-sewed a large quilt for each team member!!!  This is just an example of the type of person she is and the quality of team members that we have here at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry!!Grandma's Quilts copy

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McKinney Pediatric Dentistry celebrates another birthday here in the office!




One of our dental assistants, Stella,  celebrated her birthday here in the dental office with us! Our wonderful staff put together a fun birthday breakfast for all of us to enjoy this morning with lots of good homemade treats. What a great way to start the day!

All of us here at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry agree that it is impossible to go through a whole day without getting caught up in one of Stella’s hilarious jokes or her very infectious laugh!  Stella’s kind heart and incredible sense of humor has a way of making every child’s visit a fun and positive experience!  She can definitely turn a frown upside down!  While she has been a member of our team for just one year, she has many years of experience working as a dental assistant for children!

We are so blessed to have Stella on our team and couldn’t thank her enough for all of the hard work and dedication that she puts into each day here at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry!  She truly has a heart of gold!!

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Dental Humor

How About A Little Dental Humor To End The Week?

Here at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry we love to have fun! So this week we thought we would change it up a bit and give everyone a chance to be a part of the quirky humor that makes up our office!

Q: What does the dentist of the year get?              A: A little plaque

Q: What did the dentist say to the golfer?              A: “You have a hole in one. ” 

Q: Where does the dentist get his gas?                  A: At the filling station

Q: What dinosaur had the healthiest teeth and gums?Flossoraptor

A: The Flosso-Raptor








Q: What did the dentist say to the computer?         A: This won”t hurt a byte


Q: What does a dentist do on a roller coaster?          A: He braces himself


Q: What do you call a bear with no teeth?                A: A gummy bear


Q: What is a dentist’s busiest time of the day?          A: Tooth hurty! (2:30)


Q: What did the dentist see at the North Pole?molar bear

A: A molar bear






Although we may not always greet you with our silly one-liners or jokes, here at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry we always strive to make every dental visit a fun and memorable experience for the whole family!  From an energetic staff who will love your kids, to games on the Wii, to Disney movies galore, there is never a dull moment here at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry!  You are guaranteed to leave with a smile and that is no joke!

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Angie celebrates a big birthday at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry!!!

Any of you who have been bringing your children to McKinney Pediatric Dentistry for a while (or even just once) have likely witnessed what a kind and awesome dental assistant we have in Angie!!

We could not celebrate Angie enough if we tried! But this past week we had fun celebrating her at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry as she hit a milestone birthday!! The dental office was decorated and treats were brought in (courtesy of an awesome staff who made goodies and came in after hours to decorate).

Even though Angie will never appear Betway Casino tilbyr 2 velkomstbonuser som til sammen har en verdi pa $1000 pa dine forste 2 innskudd. to age, her expertise and skills continue to expand and impress. She is amazing with the kids and has such a calming influence on them, especially those who are nervous. Angie is able to guide kids through the whole dental experience with so much love and kindness in a way that really helps each child enjoy their experience at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry.   She definitely contributes to the fun, trust, and quality that are emphasized here at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry!!!

Happy Birthday, Angie!! We are fortunate to have you and are beyond thankful for the great service you give to our patients and parents at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry!!

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Team Celebration Treats Angie


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Have a Happy 4th of July!!!!!

The 4th of July!!!   A holiday to celebrate the great spirit of America!  A holiday to recognize our freedom and the great opportunities we have each day as American citizens!  A holiday to reflect on all that we have and recognize that all of our blessings have come at least in part on the backs of sacrifice by those who have gone before us.

The 4th of July has always been one of Dr. Schaack’s favorite holidays.   We live in the greatest nation on earth with opportunities and freedoms like no other.  We honor all those who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for our great nation to maintain these opportunities and freedoms for ourselves and for our children.  We all contribute to the greatness of our nation when we live by values of hard work, honesty, commitment to family and community, and service to others.  This is our focus at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry.  And McKinney, Texas is the fulfillment of the American Dream with its strength of families, and opportunities for business and education.

Our wish is that all of you have a happy and safe The author provides specific tips for starting a diet, including avoiding most solid foods, opting instead to consume fruits, vegetables and supplements in the form of raw, natural juices. 4th of July and that we all might take time to feel gratitude for the good in our lives, especially within our own families and local community.

McKinney Pediatric Dentistry is a private practice owned by Dr. Jon Schaack, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.  The office is located right in the heart of McKinney, TX.  At McKinney Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to live out the American Dream each day by building a business that is focused on meeting the needs of the children and families around us.  We invite all to come to McKinney Pediatric Dentistry and meet Dr. Jon Schaack and his staff!  See for yourself what parents are saying.  Then come experience it!   Your child will be treated with individual attention and the highest quality of care.  We love kids, our staff is fantastic, and we look forward to making your kid’s dental visit a memorable one (in a good way)!

To add to the spirit of the 4th of July in your homes, here are a couple of Dr. Schaack”s favorite American anthems!

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC  (You”ll may get chills if you listen to this all the way through!)


Feel free to leave a comment posting about one of your favorite 4th of July traditions!!

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Meet Our Team at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry!!!

All organizations and teams are just as great as the people who are a part of it.  We feel so lucky to work together and have a team that is so caring and serving.  That is what happens when genuinely happy and good people are working together.

At McKinney Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Jon Schaack and his staff work together as a cohesive team.  Their goal is to make sure that every child feels loved and adored, and that they are guided through each step of their visit in a way that provides a positive and confidence-building experience.  We also want to assure all parents and caregivers that their kids are well taken care of, and that we are honest and will take time to explain answers to any questions they may have.   We hope to build trust and also provide the highest quality dental care that these kids can receive.

Fun.  Trust.  Quality.  That’s the motto at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry!!  We hope that both parents and children will have fun, feel trust in the honesty and sincerity of the way we care for your kids, and also know that they are receiving quality care.

There is something special at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry that we hope every patient can feel from the time they walk in the doors.  Whether you have come through our doors recently or not, please take a minute and get to know our awesome team by visiting our “Meet the Team” page of our website!  There you can see pictures of the team and read short bios to get to know us.  Then come visit us!!

If you’ve had a good experience at McKinney Pediatric Dentistry with Dr. Jon Schaack and the staff, then please leave a Google Review here for others to read.

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