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Creating Healthy Brushing Habits: Advice From a Dental Hygienist

Escrito por: Cynthia Johnson CDA,RDH,BS,MA

“It‘s time to brush your teeth!”  This daily routine can be fun, yet challenging at the same time. 
Many parents and caregivers know how hard it can be to get kids to brush their teeth. Here are some ways that you can make daily brushing and flossing an easy and fun habit!

How I Help Keep Precious Little Smiles Healthy: A Pediatrician’s Mission

Escrito por: Patricia Flanagan, M.D.

As a pediatrician, very little cheers me up more than a bubbly, giggly toddler grin.  It makes my day every time!

That precious little smile is so very important, too. Not only is it a sign of physical health, social-emotional and developmental well-being, but it’s also a sign of oral health and a reminder of the importance of early dental care. That’s why I make sure that I address caring for teeth during every well baby visit. 

¡Excelentes libros para los pequeños que usan cepillos!

Leer a sus niños sobre los dientes, los hábitos de cepillarse y visitar al dentista es una excelente manera de ayudar a su niño a aprender sobre tener una sonrisa saludable. Estos son algunos de nuestros libros favoritos que le ayudarán a que su niño se sienta inspirado a cuidar esos pequeños dientes.

Brush, Brush, Brush! (¡Cepillar, cepillar, cepillar!) por Alicia Padron (de 1 año en adelante)

Great Books for Young Brushers!

Reading to your child about teeth, brushing habits and visiting the dentist is a great way to help your child learn about having a healthy smile. Here are some of our favorite books that will help you inspire your child to take care of those little teeth.

Brush, Brush, Brush! by Alicia Padron (Ages 1 and up)

Making Rhode Island’s Children Healthier: Addressing Oral Health in Primary Care

Escrito por: Peter Pogacar, MD, FAAP

When I was a pediatric resident training to become a pediatrician, we received very little instruction regarding children's teeth and oral health in general. We spent the majority of our time in the hospital taking care of the very sick. Most of the oral health problems we encountered were due to the advanced treatments or medications the children were enduring. We were involved with specialists treating every organ system in the human body, but I don't remember even once consulting with the pediatric dentists.

¡Feliz Mes Nacional de la Salud Dental Infantil!

Escrito por: Susanna Beckwith, Reach Out and Read Rhode Island

Las celebraciones de febrero generalmente nos recuerdan al Día de San Valentín, el Día de los Presidentes y las vacaciones de la escuela. Pero este febrero, celebrar quiere decir algo distinto para la junta y el personal de Reach Out and Read Rhode Island (RORRI). Este febrero, celebramos el Mes Nacional de la Salud Dental Infantil.

For National Children's Dental Health Month, let's Reach Out and Read!

Escrito por: Susanna Beckwith, Executive Director

February celebrations usually bring to mind Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, even school vacation! But this February, celebrating meant something different for the board and staff of Reach Out and Read Rhode Island (RORRI). This February, we are celebrating National Children’s Dental Month. 

How Dentists Can Help Women Have Healthy Pregnancies

You are smart to encourage your clients to think about ways they can take extra good care of themselves while they are pregnant. A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy and things that she does (or doesn’t do) can have an effect on her health as well as the health of her developing baby. For example, it is even more important for a woman to take care of her mouth and visit the dentist while she is pregnant.

Here are answers to some questions your clients might have about visiting the dentist while they are pregnant:

How Can a Dentist Help Me Have a Healthy Pregnancy?

You are smart to think about ways you can take extra good care of yourself while you are pregnant. Your body is changing and things that you do (or don’t do) can affect your own health and the health of your baby.

One easy and important thing you can do is to visit the dentist while you are pregnant.

Here are answers to some questions you might have about visiting the dentist while you are pregnant:

¿Cómo puede un dentista ayudarme a tener un embarazo saludable?

Usted es inteligente al pensar sobre maneras de cuidarse mejor mientras está embarazada. Su cuerpo cambia y las cosas que hace (o no hace) pueden afectar su propia salud y la salud de su bebé.

Una cosa simple e importante que puede hacer es visitar al dentista mientras está embarazada.

Estas son algunas respuestas a algunas preguntas que usted podría tener sobre visitar al dentista mientras está embarazada:


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