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How can I help my child enjoy sports?

What Can Parents Do to Ensure Their Child Is Healthy and Happy While Playing Sports?

It’s estimated that at least 50% of kids participate in at least one organized sports activity each year, and for many kids, it’s not just one sport they’re in, but the one sport they’re not. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, engaging in organized sports can contribute to the growth of physical abilities like…
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Dentures for kids

What Are Pediatric Partials and What Are 5 Benefits of Them?

When we think of dentures, we often picture older individuals seeking a solution for missing teeth. But it may come as a surprise to learn that nearly 41 million Americans wear dentures, and not all of them are of the elderly population. There are unique situations where children may require dentures, too. Enter pediatric partials,…
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Baby bottle tooth decay

8 Dangers Associated With Putting Your Baby To Bed With Their Bottle

As a new parent, one of the most challenging aspects of caring for your baby is the lack of sleep. The struggle to put your little one to bed can be exhausting, leading many parents to consider the convenience of putting their baby to sleep with a bottle. While it may seem like a simple…
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Tooth discoloration after braces

Is Discoloration After Braces Preventable? How To Prevent Staining After Braces

It’s Braces Time For some children and teens, getting braces can be a daunting experience. They may have heard scary stories from their peers, or they might be the first of their friend group to get orthodontic care. Not only are they worried socially, but they often wonder if they will end up with problems,…
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Best pediatric dentist near Omaha, Nebraska

5 Things We Do at Pediatric Dental Specialists That Help Children Feel Safe

Visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience for both children and parents. It is not uncommon for kids to feel anxious or scared about dental appointments, but at Pediatric Dental Specialists in Omaha, we prioritize making our young patients feel comfortable and safe during their visit. In this article, we will discuss five things…
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Overall health benefits of braces

7 Ways Braces or Clear Aligners Can Improve Your Child’s Overall Health

The Overall Health Benefits of Braces If your child has crooked or misaligned teeth, their dentist may have told you at their orthodontic evaluation that they need braces or clear aligners to straighten their smile. After all, a straighter smile is excellent for their self-confidence and can lead to better oral hygiene, as well as…
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Get outdoors in Grand Island NE

5 Outdoorsy Things for Active Families to Do in Omaha, Nebraska

Looking for some exciting and active outdoor activities for your family in Omaha, Nebraska? Look no further! Regardless of the season, Omaha and Grand Island NE, offer a plethora of opportunities for families to explore the great outdoors and stay active. From hiking and biking to fishing and picnicking, there is something for everyone, including…
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Tooth whitening for teens with tooth discoloration

10 Causes of Tooth Discoloration in Teenagers

Why would a teenager need professional tooth whitening? The majority of us consider our smile to be our most important social feature. It’s often the first thing someone notices, after all. Almost everyone ends up with a form of tooth staining at some point in their life, whether it is yellowing due to age or…
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Summer fun in Omaha NE

10 Things to do in Omaha—Summer Edition

Time for some fun in the sun in Omaha NE! Sunshine is a powerful thing. It boosts your vitamin D, improving both your physical and mental health. Now that the weather is warming up, the kids are restless, you’re likely beyond ready to get out of the house and make some memories. But sometimes, it’s…
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How to get my child to eat veggies

5 Smart Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat Their Fruits and Veggies

You’ve heard since childhood that you must eat your fruits and veggies. They provide valuable nutrients that contribute to overall growth and development—and they are good for your teeth! Apples, for example, are nature’s toothbrush and can clean your teeth until you have time to brush and floss.  Unfortunately, not all fruits and veggies are…
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How to avoid pacifier teeth

Are There Certain Pacifiers That Are Better for My Baby’s Teeth and Mouth?

What kind of pacifier should I be giving my baby? There are many types of pacifiers out there and many different designs. How does a parent know which one to choose? Is one kind of pacifier better than another? Will using a pacifier affect my baby’s teeth and mouth? At Pediatric Dental Specialists, we are…
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What happens if a child chips a tooth

What Should Parents Do if Their Child Falls and Chips a Tooth?

The sad truth is that as much as we might want to, we can’t wrap our kids in bubble wrap. We can’t lock them away, hoping they will never get hurt. Kids will be kids. Sometimes they bump into things, and sometimes, they trip and fall. In most cases, kids will get back up and…
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