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

gratitude bags

The topic of GRATITUDE seems to be everywhere this month. Why is it important?  How do we incorporate it into our kids’ lives? Why is a Pediatric Dentist office in Austin talking about gratitude?  

Robert A. Emmins, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology and gratitude expert at UC Davis who has spent years researching how gratitude practices impact overall mental and physical health. He has found that people who are grateful have higher self-esteem, are more resilient, less retaliatory, and are happier overall.

Attitude of Gratitude- Set up a gratitude station at your house for the holiday season. Create the opportunity for people to share with their family members what makes them ...

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

calendar showing dental enrollment deadline

It’s that time of year again … open enrollment for insurance plans!  I know this sounds awful but stay with me here for a minute and I might help you save some money.  What does this mean for you?  And how can you maximize your benefits for the amount of money you are investing in your insurance?  Do you really need dental insurance?  And don’t forget to schedule an appointment to see us before the end of the year!

Do your math.  See exactly how much dental insurance is going to cost you for the year. You might look at the amount per paycheck and think it’s only going to cost ...

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

candy corn spelling the word Candy

Halloween is right around the corner … and thus begins the onslaught of the holidays with all their treats and candies. It can be hard to navigate this as an adult and with your children. Below are a few full simple rules to help keep you and your teeth healthy during these times of celebration.

·      It’s okay to eat candy … in moderation.

·      Be picky when candy is sticky! If it’s hard to get off of your teeth, skip it.

·      Hard candies can break your teeth and take longer to eat. They bathe your teeth in sugar for a prolonged period of time. This lowers the pH of your saliva ...

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

children trick-or-treating

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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