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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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Can My Old Retainer Be Used to Re-Straighten My Teeth?

February 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 10:39 pm
a patient holding their retainer

If you’re concerned about orthodontic relapse, you might be wondering if an older retainer can be used to re-straighten your teeth and compensate for any unplanned misalignment following your treatment. Even though this might seem like a brilliant plan, is it actually a viable solution? Keep reading to learn more from your orthodontist about old retainers and why they aren’t usually able to provide you with the results you’re hoping for.

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Fill Your Child’s Stocking with These Braces-Friendly Gifts!

December 13, 2022

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Child pulling gift out of stocking on fireplace

Is this your child’s first holiday season with braces? From helping them avoid crunchy foods to encouraging them to brush their teeth after each meal and snack, this time of year might look a little different. Don’t worry – that doesn’t mean their presents have to be boring! Read on to learn a few fun braces-friendly ideas for stocking stuffers.

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Are You Protecting Your Baby From Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

November 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 10:21 pm
Laughing baby next to baby bottle

It’s probably no surprise for you to hear that kids get a lot of cavities. However, did you know that about 28% of American children between two and five years old have cavities? In fact, over half of kids between the ages of six and eight years old have had at least one cavity! The enamel on baby teeth is thinner than permanent teeth, so they’re less equipped to keep tooth decay at bay. Unfortunately, this means that many parents accidentally put their children at a higher risk of cavities due to baby bottle tooth decay! Read on to learn more abut this common issue and what you can do to keep your little one’s precious smile cavity-free.

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An Inside Look at How Your Oral Health During Pregnancy Affects Your Baby

October 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 2:58 pm
Pregnant woman smiling while touching belly

Are you currently expecting? Congratulations! Naturally, you want to take the best possible care of yourself to nourish your little one in the womb. While that starts with exercising each day and filling up on nutrient-dense foods, it extends to prioritizing your dental care as well. For an inside look at why oral health during pregnancy matters, keep reading.

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