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3 Tips for October’s Dental Hygiene Month

We all know that October is the month when fall weather finally starts to make itself felt in Texas, the State Fair is in full bloom, and the trick-or-treaters can’t wait to start moving from door to door in their quest for candy and other goodies on Halloween. While all these things are well known, you perhaps didn’t know that October is also Dental Hygiene Awareness Month. In that spirit, your friends at Rio Dental & Orthodontics want to pass on three tips to help you maintain your dental health the year around. ...

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Kids Tooth Pain: What to Eat With a Toothache

Any oral discomfort can be uncomfortable for your child, but a toothache can be excruciating. The constant pain makes it increasingly difficult to eat. If you are unable to get your child to a pediatric dentist in Dallas, TX immediately, it becomes harder to find food they are able to eat without causing additional discomfort. Here is a helpful breakdown of acceptable foods to feed your child suffering from a toothache. What They Can Eat The most important thing is to not stop feeding your child. Some foods may...

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Food to strengthen teeth and keep the mouth healthy

Mouth-healthy Lunches: Tips From Our Pediatric Dentists

There are plenty of foods that aren’t the best choice when it comes to oral health, such as sticky or sugary foods. However, there are plenty of foods that offer a wide variety of benefits and are actually beneficial for your child to eat. Food has the power to strengthen teeth and keep the mouth healthy. Following are some foods to incorporate into your child’s lunches to promote tooth health! Cheese While cheese has many health benefits including being a great source of protein, it’s also healthy for your teeth! ...

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Wisdom Teeth

Signs That Wisdom Teeth Are Growing in

Wisdom teeth can be a huge nuisance, both to your everyday life and your overall health. Most people need their wisdom teeth taken out at some point because their mouth doesn’t have enough room for them. They can also cause additional issues such as infection and tooth misalignment. Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause a slew of issues if they’re not taken out. Wisdom teeth grow in at different ages for different children, but if your child has any of the following symptoms, there’s a chance they’re growing in and ...

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Soothing Teething Tots | Pediatric Dentist in Dallas

If your baby is teething, they’re most likely going to be fussy due to the pain and discomfort they feel. You may be wondering: at what age should your child start seeing a dentist? Do you need to bring them in as soon as they start teething? Or not until they’re a few years? The answer is that you should schedule their first dental visit around 6 months from when their first tooth comes in; but until then, there are many ways you make the teething process easier for them - and you! Massage Their Gums Applying eve...

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Preparing For Your Child’s Tooth Extraction

While it’s our goal for your child to keep all their baby teeth until they naturally fall out, there are certain situations where our dentists find it best to remove a tooth. If there’s so much tooth decay that it can’t be repaired, if baby teeth are getting in the way of orthodontic alignment, or if there’s some sort of other issue that would be solved by removing the tooth, then it’s the route that’s usually taken. Following are ways you can ensure your child will have the best possible experience. Talk With Them O...

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Busting Myths About Children’s Pediatric Dentistry

There are lots of myths surrounding children’s oral health, and as a parent, you want to make sure you’re paying attention to the right information. Following are some common facts you may have heard that we’re busting. Cavities Can’t Form in Baby Teeth This is certainly a myth- tooth decay that occurs in baby teeth can very easily affect adult teeth. If tooth decay happens in baby teeth, they will need to be taken out, which easily affects mouth spacing. The open space in the mouth will need to be carefully maint...

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Braces Care This Holiday Season: Holiday Foods to Avoid

Although braces will leave you with a beautiful smile once they’re off, you do have to follow a little bit of a stricter regimen when they’re on. This involves avoiding certain foods that can break them or get stuck in them. When the holidays roll around, there may be extra temptations with all the celebrations and family dinners. So what foods should braces-wearers avoid this holiday season? Candy Canes Candy canes are a special treat around this time of year. However, they are very hard, and if you bite down on them...

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You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

Explain to your child that the doctor will “count, brush, and maybe take pictures of their teeth”. We also ask that you assume the role of a silent observer. Cooperation and trust must be established directly between the doctor, staff, and your child and not through you. Your child may become confused if receiving instructions from multiple sources.

Baby's First Appointment - You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

Appointment Scheduling - You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

Insurance - You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

Finances - You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

CareCredit - You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

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