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Let’s Talk About Child Abuse Prevention Dr. Christina Ramirez

While April is known for showers and spring flowers, it’s also National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  President Barack Obama issued a Presidential proclamation in 2016 saying, “During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we recommit to giving every child a chance to succeed and to ensuring that every child grows up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment that is free from abuse and neglect.” 2019’s theme is “Strong and Thriving Families.”  You may have noticed blue pinwheels while you’re out and about: these are a symbol for child abuse prevention.

I know that this is a difficult topic, but it is a really important one and something we should be talking ...

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April Tooth Brushing Chart

Download April's tooth brushing chart to make sure your family's teeth are being spring cleaned twice a day.

To save and download April calendar, click here!

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Silver Diamine Fluoride or SDF with Dr. Christina Ramirez of Tiny Texans Pediatric Dentistry

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a minimally invasive way to treat cavities and is easily the biggest innovation for pediatric dentistry in the US in decades. It’s been used in other countries in Europe, Japan, Australia, etc., for a long time. The FDA approved it for use in 2014, and it became commercially available in 2015. SDF is a new treatment to option for the medical management of cavities.

Cavities are caused by bacteria (S. mutans) in the mouth. The bacteria feed on simple carbohydrates and release acids that eat away at teeth. Brushing and flossing help clean away the bacteria and prevent them from causing decay to your teeth. Silver ...

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Let’s Talk About Children’s Dental Health With Dr. Christina Ramirez

February is Children’s Dental Health Month! Because we want the kids of Austin, Buda, and Kyle to have the brightest, happiest smiles ever, we thought we’d go over the four important aspects of pediatric dental care.

BRUSHING

Creating good dental habits for your children should start as soon as they wake up. Before breakfast, you should brush your teeth with your kiddos. When children learning good habits, modeling the behavior can be beneficial. Let them watch you, and then work with them on their skills.

To start with, make sure you’re using a soft bristle toothbrush. If your child can spit their toothpaste in the sink, use a pea sized amount of toothpaste. ...

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January Tooth Brushing Chart

We want this year to be the best dental health year that your family has ever had! To help, we’ve made this sticker chart to encourage your kiddos to brush twice a day. Click the link below to download it, then print it and have your kids hang it on their bathroom mirror. Once it’s complete (no skipping brushes!), bring it into our office for a special prize.

 

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