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

March 23, 2021

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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!

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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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6 Signs That Tell You Your Child May Need Braces

February 22, 2021

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Young girl with braces making heart shape with hands after visiting Randolph orthodontist

A lot of children need braces, so you probably won’t be surprised if your orthodontist tells you your little one does as well. Experts recommend that children get their first orthodontic checkup at the age of seven to look for the earliest indications that they may need braces. However, there are some things you can be on the lookout for that could mean your little one is going to need orthodontic treatment. Here are the six most common signs that your child may need braces.

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4 Kid-Friendly, Non-Candy Valentines Gift Ideas

February 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 1:42 pm
Aerial view of kids making Valentine's Day cards

Valentine’s Day is dedicated to showering those around you with love and affection. Although this act of appreciation is typically shown through chocolate, conversation hearts and lollipops, these sugar-packed snacks aren’t exactly smile-friendly. So, if your little one wants to show their friends and classmates some love this season, have them opt for one of the below alternatives from a kids’ dentist instead!

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How Often Do I Need to Replace My Child’s Toothbrush?

January 4, 2021

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Randolph pediatric dentist explains difference between these old and new toothbrushes

Teaching children about great oral hygiene can be fun, but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. Between chasing your child around the house and checking to make sure they actually brushed their teeth, you probably haven’t given much thought to how old their toothbrush is. However, this little detail makes a big difference in your little one’s oral health. Experts report that using an old toothbrush may be spreading bacteria around instead of clearing it away. Read on to find out how often you should be changing out your child’s toothbrush to keep their smile clean and healthy.

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3 Ways to Make Wearing Braces More Fun For Your Child

December 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 2:11 pm
Closeup of rainbow-colored braces

Crowded, crooked and gapped teeth can do more than just hinder your child’s confidence, it can also make chewing and speaking with ease virtually impossible. Luckily, that’s where braces come in! With the use of metal brackets and wires, this orthodontic treatment can gradually guide your little one’s teeth into a more functional and aesthetically pleasing position. If they aren’t too keen on the idea, try spicing up your child’s treatment with these three tips!

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How to Help Your Child Enjoy a Dental Emergency-Free Holiday

December 1, 2020

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Family in Santa hats heeding Randolph children's emergency dentist holiday tips

The holiday season is here! Is your family excited? It’s the perfect time of year for enjoying traditions, eating delicious meals, and telling your loved ones you appreciate them. However, with so many sugary treats and busy schedules, it can be a tough season for your child’s oral health. It’s important that you take a few simple but important precautions if you want to skip a trip to your Randolph children’s emergency dentist during the festivities! Here are five tips to keep in mind to make sure your family enjoys an emergency-free holiday season.

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The Best and Worst Holiday Foods for Your Child’s Smile

November 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 3:17 pm
Family enjoying Thanksgiving meal together

It’s no secret that the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without juicy turkey, delicious sides, and ooey-gooey desserts. But did you know some of your child’s favorite dishes can wreak havoc on their oral health? Fortunately, you can protect your favorite smile by filling their plate up with dentist-approved holiday foods so their taste buds and their teeth will thank you. Read on to learn what they are from a dentist in Randolph!

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7 Tips to Make Braces More Fun

November 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 2:29 am
Smiling teen enjoying her braces in Randolph

With all the metal brackets, diet restrictions, and frequent adjustments, your child may not be thrilled at the thought of getting braces. While they’ll undoubtedly enjoy their healthy teeth, jaws, and bite as a result of their orthodontic treatment later in life, they may be anxious or frustrated about the process in the meantime. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can make wearing braces in Randolph less of a chore and more fun! Use these seven tips to help your son or daughter enjoy the process of getting a straighter smile.

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Can My Child Have Braces with Baby Teeth?

September 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorandolph @ 4:05 am
Young girl with braces smiles after visiting Randolph orthodontist

Even though your child’s baby teeth aren’t a permanent fixture in their precious smile, they play an important role in your son or daughter’s long-term oral health. These temporary teeth can reveal a lot about how your little one’s jaw is developing, how their permanent teeth will come in, and if there’s a chance they may develop severe orthodontic issues later in life. Thankfully, if they’re at risk of needing complex orthodontic care when they’re older, your child’s Randolph orthodontist can utilize an interceptive treatment to address and correct the issue as early as possible. Read on to find out if your son or daughter would benefit from Phase 1 Orthodontics.

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