Dental Visit Prep

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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First dentist visit for baby

First Dentist Visit: When Should My Baby See a Dentist

Everything you need to know about the first dentist visit in your baby’s first year. Parenthood comes with many firsts. In your baby’s first year, you watch with bated breath as they learn how to roll over, crawl, stand up, and a bevy of other milestones. Another exciting moment? When they develop their first tiny…
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What to expect at the first dental visit

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Wondering how that first dental visit is going to go? Is it time to start taking your child to the dentist? While some parents choose to wait, many dentists recommend that you take your child for their first dental visit before their first birthday. This might sound early, but a great pediatric dentist can teach…
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Help your child enjoy going to the dentist

7 Ways to Help Your Child Love Going to the Dentist

We love to make going to the dentist fun, enjoyable, and comfortable Little ones can have big emotions! Is your child going to the dentist soon? If so, they might be a little unsure about what to expect. Whether it’s their very first visit or they’ve been coming to our office for years, it’s natural…
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Pediatric dentistry stereotypes

Pediatric Dentistry: 5 Common Stereotypes

Care for your child’s oral health with confidence. As you know, looking out for your child’s health is a vital part of caring for them, which is why you take your kids to regular checkups with their pediatrician to make sure they’re staying healthy. Similarly, taking your child to a pediatric dentist follows the same…
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new patient info

What’s‌ ‌it‌ ‌Like‌ ‌to‌ ‌Be‌ ‌a‌ ‌New Patient ‌at‌ ‌Pediatric‌ ‌Dental‌ ‌Specialists?‌

Talk to the dental team that specializes in oral treatment for kids. Pediatric Dental Specialists is a unique practice with several convenient locations in and around Omaha, Nebraska. We specialize in treating children from their first tooth all the way through until it’s time to move onto an adult dentist. Our team understands the physical…
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Enjoy a Positive Dentist Appointment

10 Ways to Make Your Child’s Dentist Appointment a Positive Experience

Set your child up for a lifetime of great oral health. Going to the dentist can be a positive and warm experience for your child, but fear of the dentist is a common occurrence in adults and children alike. In a recent survey of school-aged children, researchers found that 23% of people either didn’t like…
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team member working with a young patient

8 Ways to Help a Child Who’s Afraid of the Dentist

The dentist can be a fun, happy place. Seeing the dentist regularly will help you have a healthier, happier life. And there is no time in history where dental visits are more comfortable and convenient than they are today. However, studies show that more than half of adults are afraid of going to the dentist.…
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Dental Anxiety

How to Resolve Your Own Dental Anxiety to Help Both You and Your Child

Are you worried your dental anxiety will rub off on your child? One of the most rewarding aspects of parenthood is watching as our children grow and learn more about the world around them. Part of that unique experience is also seeing how our viewpoints on certain things can affect our children’s outlook. Unfortunately, that…
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Great kids' books about going to the dentist

The 10 Best Books to Read to Kids About Going to the Dentist

Transform your child’s dental appointments from scary to fun. If we’re honest, taking your child to the dentist can be a harrowing and exhausting experience for both you and your little one, especially if it’s their first visit. The unfamiliarity of the dental office can be overwhelming for your child when they don’t know what…
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