Pediatric Dental Specialists

Does my child need a crown

Your Child Can Be Smiling Bigger and Brighter After a Crown

Seeing our children laugh and smile is one of the greatest joys of being a parent. A big smile and a belly laugh are excellent indicators of your child’s disposition and overall health. But sometimes, a toothache can jeopardize that smile. Your child may be experiencing pain or discomfort related to tooth decay. And older…
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dental sealants for kids

What Are Dental Sealants, and When Are They Recommended for Kids?

As parents, we take our kids’ oral hygiene seriously. After all, we want them to have healthy and happy smiles. But did you know that there is yet one more thing you can do to protect those pearly whites? Of course, teaching your kids to brush, floss, and rinse is critical. And taking them to…
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Taking care of your children's oral health

3 Oral Hygiene Concerns Parents May Be Struggling With

They say that parenting can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. And though we’re not entirely sure who they are, what’s often left out is that parenting is also likely the most challenging thing you will ever do. At Omaha Pediatric Dental Specialists, we think parenting is both rewarding and…
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Fun and healthy cooking with kids

How To Make Christmas Cooking With Your Kids Healthy and Fun

Holiday cooking with kids can be fun! The holidays are just around the corner, and while many of the foods we traditionally eat around the holidays aren’t the healthiest, there are ways to make those foods a bit better for you and get your kids involved in the cooking process while you’re at it!  Littlest…
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Understanding sedation dentistry

Sedation Dentistry for Children: 4 Top Questions Answered

Most adults—and kids—know that going to the dentist is a far better experience than it used to be. With modern dental technology, today’s dentists can provide an experience in the dental chair that is safe, comfortable, and often painless. But for some, this knowledge isn’t enough. And for some kids, their anxiety can get the…
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Tips for teething baby

9 Tips on What To Expect and What To Do for Your Teething Baby

Teething: An Exciting Yet Uncomfortable Milestone Congratulations! You have a new baby, and their teeth are popping through the gum line. This is an exciting milestone to be sure. But now that you have celebrated this exciting occasion, the reality has probably sunk in, and you are wondering what you can do to provide some…
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Healthy teeth tips from a pediatric dentist

4 Things Your Pediatric Dental Team Wishes All Parents Knew

We’re going to put it out there. Taking your kid to the dentist can sometimes be a challenging experience. Though we do everything we can to provide a safe, fun, and comfortable environment for you and your child… let’s face it, having someone poke metal tools around in your mouth is a strange and invasive…
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Diseases that increase chances of tooth decay

5 Medical Conditions That Increase Your Child’s Risk of Tooth Decay

We all know the importance of teaching our kids to brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash each day. After all, bacteria grow in our mouths all the time. Without a proper oral routine, bacteria can fester and become dental plaque and calculus, which can only be removed by a dental professional. And sometimes, despite our…
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When is a crown for a baby tooth recommended

Why Would Your Pediatric Dentist Recommend a Crown for Your Child’s Baby Tooth?

A dental crown for a baby tooth? We’ve all heard of dental crowns for adults. Many of us probably have one. In fact, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the application of a single crown is the most commonly performed restorative procedure in cosmetic dentistry. But did you know that sometimes young children…
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Affects of childhood tooth decay

5 Facts You Need to Know About Childhood Tooth Decay

Childhood Tooth Decay Is a Disease As parents, there are so many things we need to keep in mind when it comes to our child’s overall health. It’s no different when it comes to oral health. We often wonder if we’re doing all the right things to prevent childhood tooth decay. After all, according to…
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