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How to Welcome Your Child’s Two-Year Molars Without Losing Your Mind

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Royse @ 8:40 pm
Baby smiles

Your child getting their baby teeth is a wonderful thing, but the process isn’t always pleasant. The two-year molars, also known as the second molars, are the last of the primary teeth to emerge and they can cause the child distress as they come in. In fact, the two-year molars receive much of the blame for the so-called “terrible twos.” Here’s how to tell if your child’s two-year molars are erupting, a few tips to help manage their pain, and how to know if your child needs help from a dental professional.

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4 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas

December 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Royse @ 6:33 pm
Three stockings full of gifts hung on a mantle

Being a parent during the holidays can be extra challenging. There are plays to see, concerts to attend, class parties to prepare for, and perfect gifts to purchase. It’s easy to forget that your child’s oral health needs to remain a priority with the extra treats they’re receiving throughout the season. With that in mind, we’ve put together the following list of stocking stuffer ideas that can help you little one prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Keep reading for 4 smile-friendly ideas!

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Flu Fighters: A Healthy Teeth Guide for Parents During Cold Weather

November 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Royse @ 5:20 pm
A child having their temperature taken while their mother worries about their oral health

As the chilly winds announce the arrival of cold and flu season, parents gear up to protect their little ones from seasonal illnesses. While you focus on preventing sniffles and sneezes, don’t forget to safeguard your child’s oral health!

If you need a comprehensive guide to keeping your child’s teeth healthy during the season of sneezes, continue reading.

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How to Keep Your Child Cavity-Free This Halloween

October 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Royse @ 2:58 pm
young children eating Halloween candy

Families across the country look forward to Halloween and all the festivities that come with it. Carving pumpkins, dressing up in costume, and going door-to-door for candy are just a few exciting seasonal traditions. Unfortunately, the number of treats that kids acquire during this time of the year can wreak havoc on their smiles. You can use this as an opportunity to teach children about the importance of healthy teeth and making good choices. In this blog post, you’ll learn a few tips to keep your child cavity-free this Halloween.

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3 Facts For Parents About Their Child’s Dental Health

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Royse @ 4:44 pm
Man in tan shirt and little girl in pink shirt brushing their teeth together in a bathroom mirror

One of the greatest joys of being a parent is watching your child grow in new and wonderful ways with each stage of development. That said, it can also be intimidating because there’s no rule book that lets you know what to expect and what to do at any given point. This can be especially true in regard to your children’s teeth! Many new parents aren’t sure when teeth grow in or what appropriate pediatric dental care looks like. With that in mind, we want to provide you with three facts that can help you give your child a strong and healthy smile.  

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How Good Oral Health Can Set Your Child Up for Academic Success

August 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Royse @ 10:01 pm
Laughing schoolchildren

It’s hard to pay attention in class when you have a toothache. In fact, studies have shown that children with poorer dental health often have less success in the academic world. So while you’re doing your back-to-school shopping and making sure your child stays on top of their summer reading, be sure to have them scheduled for a visit to their pediatric dentist. Read on to find out how good dental health can set a child up for academic success.

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A Guide to Brushing Your Child’s Teeth

July 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Royse @ 2:48 am
child brushing teeth

Being a parent to a toddler, you may find yourself becoming more attentive to your child’s oral health once their baby teeth start coming in. Giving importance to dental hygiene and regular check-ups becomes progressively crucial at this point. A notable hurdle you’ll face is getting your child accustomed to toothbrushing. While getting a lively toddler to remain seated for two minutes might appear challenging, it’s entirely doable. To ensure the process goes as effortlessly as possible, here’s a step-by-step manual on how to easily brush your child’s teeth.

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Drinks That May Not Be The Best For Your Children’s Teeth

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Royse @ 6:42 am
child drinking juice

A lot of the time, it can be really hard to get kids to eat or drink just about anything. They’re particular, which leads parents to often lean on some staples that they’re sure their kids will like.

However, this can unfortunately lead to kids drinking a lot of liquids that aren’t so good for their teeth.  One 2018 study conducted by the UConn Center for Food Policy and Obesity found that 62% of children’s drink sales were heavily sweetened, which spells disaster for their oral health.

If you want to help your child drink something a little more healthy, here’s what to avoid and what you should urge them toward instead.

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6 Tips for Making Dental Care Fun for Your Kids

May 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Royse @ 1:07 am
family smiling while brushing teeth together

Teaching your child about the importance of caring for their smile can feel tricky at times. If your child is resistant to brushing and flossing their pearly whites, don’t worry! There are ways that you can make it more engaging for them. To help you and your little one care for their smile, keep reading to learn about six fun and effective tips to make oral hygiene an enjoyable experience for them.

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Why Does My Child Need a Tooth Extraction?

April 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Royse @ 9:48 pm
child missing teeth

Tooth extractions can be a little bit intimidating for people of any age, so if you hear that your child may need one, it’s understandable to be nervous. Thankfully, there isn’t anything to worry about—there are plenty of good reasons that your child may need an extraction, and a pediatric dentist will make the process as easy as possible for you.

If you want to know more about pediatric tooth extractions, here’s why they’re necessary and what you can do to make them as easy as possible for your family.

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