Dental Visit Prep

Dental anxiety in children

Dental Anxiety in Children: What It Looks Like and How to Best Combat It

Few children look forward to a visit with the dentist, but for some children, the concern and anxiety about such a visit can go much further. Dental anxiety in children is a serious issue that can lead to children not receiving the care they need during development and beyond. As a parent, it is essential…
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Positive dental appointments

A Safe Place for Your Child’s Dental Experience

Going to the dentist shouldn’t be a challenging or frustrating experience for a parent or child. With the right dentist and the right partnership, positive dental appointments are not only possible but are also par for the course. Read on to learn how the team at Pediatric Dental Specialists takes steps every day to make…
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Special needs pediatric dentist

Tips for Parents of a Special Needs Child at the Dentist

Support for Your Special Needs Child at the Dentist Visiting the dentist can be a difficult experience for any child. However, this experience can be significantly harder for special needs children. What seems to many children to be an uncomfortable and frightening experience can be truly overwhelming for children with special needs. There are steps…
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Keep your child comfortable at the dentist

Keep Your Child Comfortable At The Dentist

Your child’s comfort is our first priority at Pediatric Dental Specialists. Did you know that your child’s first dental visit should be around the age of one? While that might seem early, remember that prevention is key to a healthy smile. At Pediatric Dental Specialists, we care about your child and want them to be…
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Take your child to a pediatric dentist

When Should My Child See a Pediatric Dentist?

What is a pediatric dentist? As parents, our greatest priority for children is keeping them healthy and safe. Think of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This system starts with basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and sleep. Tied to those basic needs are the right medical and dental care to ensure our bodies perform as…
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Find the best pediatric dentist for your child

We Understand You Want the #1 Pediatric Dentist in Greater Nebraska

Selecting the right dentist for your child can seem like a daunting task. But it doesn’t need to be. So when it is time to start looking for a dentist in Nebraska, or you are online searching for the best pediatric dentist near me, you can stop looking now. We think you’ve found it. We…
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Get the best dental care out there for your child

Your Kids Deserve the Best Dental Care in a Safe and Fun Environment

As parents, we want our children to be safe and have fun, enjoyable, and productive lives. For this reason, we look for activities that are safe and fun in everything that they might do and explore. When it comes to the dentist, it should be no different. After all, your kids deserve the best in…
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All about your child's first dental visit

5 Important Questions To Ask Your Child’s Dentist

5 Questions To Ask at or Before Your Child’s First Dental Appointment Your child’s first dental visit is an important milestone, just like their first step or their first day at school. And it’s every parent’s responsibility to use that first dental appointment (and every visit after) to understand their child’s oral health and make…
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Conscious sedation may relieve a child's dental anxiety

What is Conscious Sedation, and is it Safe for My Child?

Ease your child’s dental anxiety with conscious sedation. If your child has extensive dental damage that needs to be addressed, dental anxiety can be quite the roadblock. The anxiety that young children can experience in anticipation of a dental procedure can make the entire process much more challenging for parents. When anxiety creates an issue,…
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Best ways to prepare your child for a dental procedure

How to Prepare Your Child (and Yourself) for a Pediatric Dental Procedure

The chances are that your child will need a pediatric dental procedure a few times during their childhood. For some children (and their parents), this can cause anxiety, especially if a more extensive procedure is required. Parents who take their children in for their first dental visit by age one, and every six months after…
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