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How Should You Pull Your Child’s Tooth?

August 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 1:35 pm
Closeup of little girl holding her baby tooth

Around the age of six or seven, your child’s baby teeth begin to loosen to make room for their permanent set. Since this experience can be a bit anxiety-inducing for your little one, it’s best to normalize the process and give them lots of encouragement. You should not, however, force a tooth loose with methods used decades prior, like tying their tooth to a doorknob and slamming it shut. Instead, follow the below dos and don’ts to encourage your child’s baby teeth to fall out.


Special Needs Dentistry: Common Oral Health Problems & Prevention

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 1:30 pm
Child in wheelchair smiling

Balancing the requirements for a child with special needs comes with some challenges. Since medical issues frequently are the priority, dental care is often neglected. As a result, children with physical, developmental, behavioral, and emotional disabilities are vulnerable to certain oral health conditions. Luckily, that’s where special needs dentistry comes in!


Common Questions about Dental Sealants, Answered!

July 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 1:22 pm
Boy smiling at dentist during dental checkup

From the moment your child’s first tooth emerges, they are vulnerable to cavities. That’s why implementing a solid oral hygiene routine from the beginning is essential. However, while their fine motor skills are developing, they’ll need some help keeping their teeth in tip-top shape. Fortunately, that’s where dental sealants come in! Keep reading for the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions about this tooth-saving service.


The Ultimate Guide to Children’s Tooth Extractions

June 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 6:05 pm
Child smiling while sitting in dentist's treatment chair

For children, wiggling their baby teeth loose is a right of passage that results in a visit from the tooth fairy. Getting a tooth pulled, on the other hand, isn’t quite as exciting. In fact, it can result in a lot of anxiety for your little one. To prevent that from happening and ensure the procedure is as seamless as possible, keep reading to learn all about children’s tooth extractions from a kid’s dentist!


Why Your Teen Should Visit a Pediatric Dentist

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 5:30 pm
Pediatric dentist checking teen's teeth and gums

As your child enters their teenage years, they may begin to feel “too cool” for many things, including visiting a pediatric dentist. So, it’s not surprising that many parents wonder if they should bring them to a general dentist instead. The answer? Not yet! Your child and their smile will benefit from the expertise of a pediatric dentist for a number of reasons. Keep reading to learn what they are.


The 9 Easiest Ways to Prevent Cavities in Kids

May 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 4:44 am
Child smiles after learning how to prevent cavities in kids

Did you know that cavities are the most common chronic childhood illness? In fact, a recent study by the Catalyst Institute found that more than 1-in-4 kindergarteners in Massachusetts have experienced some level of tooth decay. Thankfully, there are plenty of simple but highly effective ways you can keep your little one’s precious smile healthy and strong! Here are nine of the easiest ways to prevent cavities in kids.


Signs That Your Baby Is Teething

May 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 10:49 pm
Young teething baby chewing on a teething toy

Is your baby teething? It’s not always easy to tell. In fact, a baby’s first tooth could erupt as early as when they turn three or four months old or as late as after their first birthday! Thankfully, knowing the signs of teething will give you some peace-of-mind as a parent and help provide the best way to ease your little one’s discomfort. Read on as we go over when you can expect the baby teeth to come in, the most common signs of teething, and what you can do to help your baby through the process.


5 Reasons Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Braces

April 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 10:38 pm
Girl with watermelon and braces in summer outside

The sun is shining, the weather is warming up, and summer is almost here! It’s the perfect season for your family to try exciting new things, take on projects you’ve been meaning to start, and enjoy some well-earned relaxation. As you start making summertime plans, ask yourself if your child needs orthodontic treatment. If they do, now is the perfect time to start! While it may not be the first thing your child is looking forward to during their summer vacation, here are five great reasons why it’s the perfect season to get a straighter smile.


What You Should Do If Your Child Has Two Rows of Teeth

March 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 12:48 pm
Closeup of child's mouth with baby and adult teeth

From their first gummy grin to their senior photos, your little one’s smile undergoes quite the transformation throughout the years. Between the ages of 5 and 7 is when one of the most significant changes occur: the loss of their baby teeth. Typically, their permanent set doesn’t emerge until this process is complete. However, it can happen sooner, causing “shark teeth.” Keep reading to learn more about this phenomenon!


3 Must-Know Tips for Making Losing Teeth More Fun and Less Scary

March 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 12:44 pm
Child smiling while pointing to missing baby tooth

As a child, losing teeth is a milestone that means their adult teeth are about to make an appearance. For some kiddos, this transition is met with excitement. For others, the news can bring about feelings of fear. If your little one is expressing more anxiety than excitement, keep reading to learn three must-know tips for making the experience stress-free and fun!

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