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Everything You Need to Know About Root Canals For Kids

January 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 9:20 pm
Kid smiling while looking in mirror at dentist’s appointment

Currently, more than 90% of Americans have at least one cavity by their 21st birthday. So, it’s safe to say tooth decay isn’t an oral health concern among adults alone. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently estimates that about 20% of children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one cavity. If left untreated, root canals for kids become necessary. Keep reading to learn more about this tooth-saving treatment!

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Does Juice Give Kids Cavities?

January 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 10:16 pm
Kid sipping juice that causes children's cavities

As a loving parent, you’re doing everything you can to give your little one the nutritious foods and drinks they need to stay healthy. However, you’re busy! You don’t always have time to decipher the confusing nutrition label when choosing your child’s beverages. Unfortunately, the choices you’re making may not be as healthy as you think. Recent studies show that well over half of drinks marketed for kids contain lots of added sugar, and many of them come in packaging showing fruits that make them appear healthy. Read on as we go over the important connection between juice and cavities in kids, and what you can do to keep your little one’s smile happy and healthy!

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You Asked, We Answered: When Are Braces the Best Option?

December 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 7:46 pm
Orthodontist examining patient with traditional braces

Do you have trouble smiling confidently due to crooked, spaced-out, and otherwise misaligned teeth? Then you may be considering traditional braces, and there is no better time! After all, there are various types to choose from, including discreet clear aligners and the tried-and-true metal ones. With that being said, there are some important reasons to consider the latter. Here are a few!

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Does Your Child Have Braces? Here Are 8 School Lunch Ideas

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 7:05 pm
Aerial view of school lunch next to water bottle

Misaligned teeth and unhealthy bites can make smiling, chewing, and even enunciating clearly a chore for your child. Luckily, traditional braces can address either or both of these orthodontic issues, enhancing both the look and function of their smile in the process. There is one downside, however: dietary restrictions. This can make putting together delicious and nutritious school lunches a bit more cumbersome. Don’t worry – here are eight ideas to spark some inspiration!

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Here’s What to Do If Your Child Knocks Out a Tooth

November 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 5:54 pm
Young girl covering her mouth in shock

The trajectory of your entire day changes the moment your child knocks out a tooth. Whether it was while playing with their friends outside, riding their bike, or participating in sports, your otherwise stress-free afternoon can be consumed with an anxiety-inducing trip to the office of their emergency dentist. Knowing the right steps to take can make the entire process much more seamless. So, to learn some must-know tips for handling a knocked-out tooth, read on!

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4 Tips to Help Your Child With Autism Feel Comfortable at the Dentist

October 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 4:19 pm
Dentist and father with child at dental checkup

It’s not uncommon for children to feel a bit apprehensive about visiting the dentist. However, if your child has Autism, the sharp tools, loud noises, and unfamiliar environment can be especially overwhelming. Since six-month dental checkups and cleanings are an essential part of preserving their oral and overall health, skipping them altogether is simply not an option. With this in mind, keep reading to learn four tips to help any child in need of special needs dentistry feel comfortable.

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How To: Make Losing Teeth Less Scary

October 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 7:02 pm
Closeup of young girl pointing to gap in her smile

Is your child almost six? Then it probably won’t be long before their baby teeth start to loosen to make room for their permanent ones. Although this process is completely normal, your child may experience some nerves or fear surrounding the idea. To ease their concerns or prevent that from happening altogether, here are a few tips to help make losing baby teeth less scary.

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Fun Tooth Fairy Stories from Around the Globe

September 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 3:27 pm
Illustration of tooth fairy

As an adult, losing a tooth is a dental emergency. As a child, losing a tooth means the tooth fairy is on their way! If one of your child’s chompers just came out, they may be unfamiliar with the concept. So, now is a great time to introduce them to this mythical creature. With this in mind, here are a few tooth fairy stories from around the globe.

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Are You Expecting? Here’s How Your Oral Health Affects Your Baby

September 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 4:05 pm
Closeup of pregnant woman smiling while brushing her teeth

When you look down and see that little plus sign or smiley face, your life changes in an instant. Over the next 9 months, you’ll prepare your baby’s nursery, buy all the right supplies, and go to countless doctor’s appointments in between. While those are all important steps, it’s crucial you don’t let your dental care routine fall to the wayside in the process! Keep reading to learn more about oral health during pregnancy.

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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.

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