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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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Let’s Talk Bottles to Cups with Dr. Christina Ramirez of Tiny Texans Pediatric Dentistry

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When newborns drink a bottle or breastfeed there is usually a defined start and finish. Once meal time has finished saliva naturally washes away the milk, reducing the exposure to acid and sugar in milk. And then…..kids get WIGGLY! Feeding times are less defined. There’s laughing and snuggling and rolling and toddling, all the while sipping. The amount of time your child’s teeth is in contact with the sugar and acid in milk increases, which also increases their risk of tooth decay and cavities. Prolonged bottle use can also impact the straightness of teeth. Sucking on a bottle can change the palette, muscle formation, teeth, and jaw alignment.

So what do ...

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Let’s Talk Sun Protection with Dr. Christina Ramirez of Tiny Texans Pediatric Dentistry

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The official first day of Summer is almost here, and we want Austin families’ healthy smiles to be surrounded by healthy skin. Today, we’re going to talk about protecting your skin from the sun. Most of the information shared in this post is from the American Academy of Dermatology. They have a great resource page for kids about skin health in general. We recommend checking it out with your family! aad.org/public/kids

Just like we brush, floss, and visit the dentist to have healthy smiles, there are also three important parts to sun protection: playing in the shade, wearing protective clothing, and applying sunscreen.

Playing in the shade is a great way to ...

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June Tooth Brusing Chart

June Toothbrushing Chart

School is out for summer but sugar bugs do not go on vacation. Keep good brushing habits all summer with our tooth brushing chart. Remember to brush your child's teeth twice a day for 2 minutes to help remove plaque buildup and reduce their chances for cavities. Parents should assist with tooth brushing until children are old enough to tie their own shoe laces.

 

To save and download the June calendar, click here. 

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