Dr. P's Blog

Teething: Tips from Dr. Mom

Dr. Pandya, a new mom herself, has some tips to help you and your baby get through teething: After surviving the blur of the newborn stage, my husband and I were in a somewhat predictable routine with the sleep schedule until teething threw us off again. Did you know that teething is a top cause of frequent night waking from the age of six months through the age of two? Teething typicall

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Pediatric Dentist vs. Family Dentist – What’s the Difference?

Taking your child for their first dental visit can be a big milestone. It is common for parents to feel nervous about the appointment because they want to ensure that the dentist will protect their child’s health. When patients hear the term “family dentistry,” they automatically assume that it is a good clinic for a young child. But don’t overlook the benefits of choosing a pediatric den

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Teach Your Child Importance of Brushing

The best place for a child to learn about dental care is at home with their parents. Children follow the lead of the adults in their lives. Your daily actions and conversations will influence the child from an early age. So, it is important to teach them when they are young, so that good dental habits are carried into adulthood. Regular brushing and flossing habits are essential to maintain hea

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It’s Back to School Time!

Summer is winding down, and the new school year is just around the corner. When creating a back to school plan, we hope that you will include a dental plan as well! Here are some tips for maintaining healthy teeth during the school year. 1. Schedule Dental Checkup Appointments We recommend that your child visit the pediatric dentist at least twice a year. Professional dental assessments by a

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Teach Your Child about Dental Care

One of the most important tasks of being a parent is teaching your child about good physical and dental health. This education will help the child to form healthy habits that can be carried into adulthood. Are you proactively helping your children to protect their teeth and gums? Even baby teeth need to be protected, to support speech, chewing, and self-esteem. This experience gives you the

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Protecting Your Child’s Sweet Smile

Does your child play sports? If the answer is yes, consider protecting his or her smile with a mouthguard. Dental injuries from trauma can be painful and costly. Our goal at Riverstone Pediatric Dentistry is to prevent these types of injuries. Mouthguards help protect your child from injuries to your child's lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth, which take the brunt

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4 Ways to Motivate Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Do you feel like you are starting a war every day when you ask your kids to brush their teeth? Most kids don’t think that it is fun to brush their teeth, but this is an important habit that needs to be learned at an early age. Even though it feels like a battle to teach these lessons to your children, it is important for parents to stay involved. Here are four tips to help: 1. Plan a Family Act

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‘Tis The Sweet Season

Candy canes, cookies, brownies, and pie are just a few things on the long list of irresistible holiday treats. Parents know far too well themselves how hard it is to avoid the temptation during the sweetest time of the year. What other season boasts parties that have cookie exchanges? Alas, all these goodies can leave serious sugar bugs in kids’ teeth. So how can parents stop the Grinch from

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Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

While it is true that baby teeth do eventually fall out, it is also true that they are important to a child in the meantime. Primary or baby teeth are placeholders until the permanent teeth grow in. If one is lost prematurely, the others can shift into the empty space and prevent the permanent tooth from erupting. This often leads to a crooked smile in the future. In addition, a decayed tooth can

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Why Take Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is a doctor of dental medicine who has had additional training after the completion of dental school. She limits her scope of practice exclusively to the care of children, including those with special medical needs. A visit to the dentist can be intimidating for the little ones (and some adults!). Our pediatric dental experience is designed to alleviate anxiety and create a

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Healthy Tips For Parents

I recently received a call from a dear friend of mine. Between the regular chit chat about book recommendations and the highly anticipated Gilmore Girls revival, she had a question that is frequently asked, especially by new parents. How do I care for my little one's teeth? A great question! This prompted me to share some useful tips that are supported by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistr

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Welcome to Riverstone Pediatric Dentistry!

Welcome to Riverstone Pediatric Dentistry! We are thrilled to be opening soon, and also proud to announce the launch of our new website. Interested in meeting me and checking out our practice? Feel free to contact us and a team member will arrange a visit! Or simply stop by once we open - we would love to meet you! We are conveniently located at the intersection of LJ Parkway and University Boulev

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Our Office Hours

  • Monday: 8 AM–4:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8 AM–4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8 AM–4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8 AM–4:30 PM
  • Friday: Select By Appointment
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Get In Touch

18717 University Blvd. Suite 205
Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Call Us: 281-778-5565

Email Us: info@rpdsmiles.com