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Stroud Pediatric Dentistry Blog

4 Fun Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy

September 23, 2020

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Child smiling with missing tooth

The Tooth Fairy is a beloved childhood character that dates back to 1908! It is believed that this tradition was inspired by the tale of the tooth-gathering mouse, who would take the tooth from underneath a child’s pillow and replace it with a small gift. Over 100 years later, this practice serves as a great way to encourage your child to take proper care of their teeth while simultaneously getting them excited about growing their new smile. If your child recently lost a tooth, a pediatric dentist in Willow Park is sharing four fun ways to welcome the tooth fairy!


How to Help Your Little One Establish Healthy Dental Habits

August 10, 2020

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Father teaches daughter toothbrushing skills as recommended by Willow Park children's dentist

Teaching your child healthy dental habits early in life is essential for their long-term oral health. Unfortunately, your toddler probably isn’t thrilled about learning to floss or remembering to brush every day. How can you help them establish these important lifelong habits? Try making dental care more fun and engaging! Read on as your Willow Park children’s dentist shares some fun activities and tips to get your little one excited about taking care of their precious smile.


The Dos and Don’ts to Pulling Baby Teeth

June 15, 2020

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Little girl missing her tooth

Losing a tooth is an exciting right of passage for children! Around the age of six or seven, the roots of their primary teeth (aka “baby” teeth) dissolve to make room for their permanent set. This ensures that the experience is as pain-free as possible. However, sometimes the process is not as smooth as you and your child would like, which can lead you to consider pulling it out yourself. Before you try the old “tie a string to a doorknob” solution, read the below dentist-recommended dos and don’ts for pulling baby teeth:  


How Can Handwashing & Sanitizing Help Beat COVID-19?

May 16, 2020

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a person washing their hands with soap and water

Are you and your children being mindful of how thorough you are when it comes to handwashing and using hand sanitizer? While COVID-19 remains a threat to individuals of all ages, it is important that everyone in your family take the necessary precautions to combat the potential spread of this virus. Whether your child is an avid hand-washer or prefers to revel in the dirt accumulated on their palms throughout the day, a pediatric dentist in Willow Park explains why it’s best to make sure these areas remain clean and germ-free at all times.  


When Will it Be Safe To Take Your Child Back To Their Dentist?

April 30, 2020

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person sanitizing a door handle

As a parent, there’s nothing more important to you than your child’s safety. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is still happening, your child may have oral health problems that need to be treated. That’s why their pediatric dentist is taking several measures and following the CDC’s guidelines to ensure that they stay safe while getting the high-quality dental care necessary. Read on to learn more about their safety guidelines and when you can take them in for a visit.


Ways to Minimize the Spread of Coronavirus

April 8, 2020

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How to Get Your Kids to Take Care of Their Teeth While Stuck at Home

March 30, 2020

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mom and daughter brushing teeth together

More people than ever before are now self-quarantining at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re a parent, that means spending more time with your kids than you normally do during the school year. Since your children are stuck at home all day without as strict a routine as they’re usually under at school, they might be more prone to snacking on sugary items throughout the day and forgetting to brush and floss. Luckily, a pediatric dentist is here with some tips on how to get your kids to still take care of their teeth while under quarantine.


Big Questions About Cavities in Your Little One’s Smile

February 7, 2020

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Smiling boy without a cavity

Did you know that tooth decay is the number one most common chronic childhood disease? In fact, roughly 60% of American children experience tooth decay by the age of five according to the American Academy of Pediatric dentistry. Unfortunately, this means that try as you might, it’s likely that your little one will develop a cavity at some point. Your pediatric dentist in Willow Park answers some important questions about tooth decay in children and how you can best protect your child’s precious smile.


4 Reasons Your Child Should See a Pediatric Dentist

January 24, 2020

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young child holding a model of a mouth and smiling

As a parent, there’s one thing you’re not willing to compromise on, and that’s the quality of care that your child receives. It makes sense that you would prioritize their health over everything else, which is why you’re looking into whether it’s better to schedule their first dental appointment with a general or pediatric dentist. Read on for four reasons you shouldn’t hesitate to take your child to a professional who’s specially trained to take care of growing smiles.

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