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Let’s Talk Halloween Safety with Dr. Christina Ramirez of Tiny Texans Pediatric Dentistry in Austin

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Frightening fact: Halloween night sees two to four times as many child pedestrian deaths than any other night of the year.  We want to make sure your little ghosts and goblins are safe and informed and encourage you to speak with them about Halloween safety. This blog post will cover some talking points for you and your children to discuss, and also some things parents can do to make sure the kids in their community have an injury free night. Most of the tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and a ...

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Let's Talk About Mouthwash with Dr. Christina Ramirez of Tiny Texans of Pediatric Dentistry

One of the questions I get on a regular basis is about mouthwash. Should I use mouthwash with my child? What ages is it appropriate? Do mouthwashes help prevent cavities? What kind of mouthwashes should I use? Here’s a breakdown of what I think is important to know.

Age matters! Please don’t use it on children younger than 6 years old unless specifically recommended by their dentist.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) all recommend not using mouthwash before the age of 6. Children younger than 6 years of age do not yet ...

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October Tooth Brushing Chart

We are headed into treat season next month. Using a tooth brushing chart is a great way to make sure healthy teeth stay at the top of the to-do list. Remember to bring in your completed chart for a special prize!

To download and print October's chart, click here!

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Car Seat Update with Dr. Christina Ramirez

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Since the leading cause of death for children over 4 years of age is motor vehicle crashes, we decided to take a closer look at car seats and safety.  The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) just came out with an update for their Recommendations for Car Seats for Children on August 30, 2018.  Here are some of the highlights of the new recommendations:

·           All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible.

o   Most can accommodate children up to 35-50 lbs.

·           All children who have outgrown (weight or height) a rear-facing car seat should use a forward-facing car seat with ...

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September Tooth Brushing Chart

Download our September tooth brushing chart. It's a good reminder as you're getting back into the school year. Don't forget to bring your completed chart in to the office for a special prize!

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Let’s Talk Sleep with Dr. Christina Ramirez of Tiny Texans Pediatric Dentistry in Austin, TX

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In just one-week Austin Independent Schools are back in session. Ready or not, it’s time to get back into your school routine. Sleep is one of the most important parts of preparing your kids for their school day. Poor sleep not only impacts mood and behavior but can also reduce the ability to focus and pay attention. If your kids have been burning the midnight oil (or even the 9pm oil) this summer, it’s time to get them back on track. We hope these tips will help you with the transition.

  1. Ease into it. If your kids have been going to sleep two hours past their usual bedtime, start pushing it ...

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