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5 Important Facts About Children’s Dentistry

June 24, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 5:41 pm
Dentist examining child's mouth

Between books at the store, videos on YouTube, and advice from well-meaning family members, it can be hard not to experience information overload as a parent. This is especially true when it comes to developmental milestones and your baby’s health. That’s why we’re keeping it simple: five important facts about children’s dentistry.


Can Fruit Juice Harm My Child’s Teeth?

May 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 4:28 pm
a child smiling and drinking from a cup

It’s no secret that many children love juice – and you might, too! But did you know that most fruit juices are high in sugar content and can actually pose a threat to your child’s dental health? Continue reading below to learn more about the dangers that fruit juices can pose to teeth, along with a few healthy alternatives that are sure to put a smile on your child’s face!


Everything You Need to Know About Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

April 30, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 3:12 pm
Mom holding baby drinking bottle

Did you know that infants can develop cavities? It’s true! That’s why parents are encouraged to read up on baby bottle tooth decay, particularly what it is, what causes it, and how to prevent it. Fortunately, you can find all of this information and more right here!


Wondering If Your Teen Needs to Visit a Pediatric Dentist? Read This

March 26, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 4:59 pm
Pediatric dentist looking at teenager's smile

Whether your child just turned 13 or 19, they might feel “too cool” for a lot of things, from the toys they used to play with to having you drop them off in front of the movie theatre. If going to a kid’s dentist is also on that list, then read on to learn why your teen needs to visit a pediatric dentist – at least for a while longer.


Why You Shouldn’t Hesitate to Buy Your Child Dentistry-Themed Toys

November 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 6:13 pm
a child playing with dentistry-themed toys

As parents, we tend to fondly remember the toys that we played with when we were younger—and we might even try to get our own children interested in some of these toys! That said, when it comes to toys, it’s important to acknowledge the potential influence they can have, and the right toy can even nudge a child toward being more inclined to care for their pearly whites! Continue reading below to learn a little more from your trusted pediatric dentist about a few of the benefits of dentistry-themed toys, along with a few exciting options you shouldn’t hesitate to pick up for your little one.


How To: Teach Your Child About Their Oral Health While Homeschooling

September 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 4:47 pm
Parent homeschooling two daughters

The National Home Education Research Institute recently shared that about 3.7 million students in the United States are homeschooled. If your child is one of them, then you might be constantly searching for engaging lessons on everything from math to oral hygiene. When it comes to the latter, you’re in the right place! Keep reading for four ways to teach your child about oral health while homeschooling.


4 Helpful Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Floss

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 6:14 pm
Father and son smiling while flossing their teeth in bathroom

As your child grows up, they begin to do more and more things independently. That starts with walking on their own and extends to feeding themselves and choosing their own clothes. Eventually, they should begin completing their oral hygiene regimen on their own, including flossing. If you’re unsure how to approach this in a way that’s fun and ensures they clean their teeth effectively, then keep reading for four tips for teaching your child how to floss.


3 Creative Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy

June 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 6:32 pm
Child smiling while pointing to missing tooth

When your child’s first tooth begins to wiggle, that means one thing: the tooth fairy is just around the corner! This mythical creature can help make the concept of losing their teeth significantly less scary for your child, which is one of the many reasons the tradition is passed on from generation to generation. If you’d like to do the same with your little one, then keep reading for three creative ways to welcome the tooth fairy!


Helping Your Little One Through the Teething Process

May 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 4:06 pm
a child using a teething ring

If your child’s teeth are finally starting to make their appearance from beneath the gum line, you’re probably feeling pretty excited to see your little one reach this big milestone! However, the associated discomfort they’re likely enduring due to teething might also be tugging at your heartstrings—and you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to help them out. Here’s a closer look from your trusted pediatric dentist at the teething process and some of the common symptoms that accompany it, along with what you can do to help soothe your child’s aching smile.


Minimizing the Risk of Oral Health Issues in Children with Autism

April 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 11:49 pm
a child smiling while visiting their dentist

Let’s face it; there are many of us that absolutely dread going to the dentist. Whether it’s the sounds and sensations associated with the dental office, or merely the notion of undergoing dental work, sometimes those feelings of anxiety are unshakeable—and unfortunately, those with autism have an even harder time coping with some of these circumstances! If your child has autism, you might be wondering what you can do to ensure their mouth is kept safeguarded from various oral health issues. Here are some tips from your pediatric dentist to help you out!

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