Family Wellness

Help prevent dental injuries!

5 Things You Can Teach Your Children to Help Prevent Dental Injuries

Protect your child’s teeth from injury with these tips.  According to research, 30% of children will have experienced some form of dental injury by age 14. With statistics like these, it’s easy to think that dental injuries are inevitable in adolescents. You may think they’re just part of growing up. However, there is a lot…
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Find relief from mouth sores

Get Instant Relief for Mouth Sores with These Home Remedies

What to Do When Your Child Has Mouth Sores Mouth sores in kids have many causes, including  minor injuries from biting the lip, cheek, or tongue; vigorous toothbrushing or the use of a hard-bristled toothbrush; irritation from orthodontic devices like braces; picky eating or a vitamin B12 or zinc deficiency; intolerance to gluten; genetics; or…
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Healthy back to school foods

5 Tooth-Healthy, Back-to-School Foods for Kids

Starting the School Year Right With Tooth-Healthy Treats Getting kids to eat right can be a challenge in and of itself. But by offering fun, tasty, nutritious foods and tooth-healthy treats, parents can help set their kids on the path to excellent oral hygiene. Here at Pediatric Dental Specialists, we’ve put together a list of…
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Save a knocked out tooth

Dental Trauma & First Aid: What Do You Do If a Tooth Is Knocked Out?

Saving a Knocked-Out Tooth When characters in a movie lose a tooth, they often shrug it off, drop the tooth to the ground, and keep fighting. But what do you do in real life when someone actually gets a tooth knocked out? The answer is quite a lot! Whether it’s you or someone around you…
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Child's healthy self-esteem

Pediatric Dentistry: Helping Kids Build Healthy Self-Esteem

Your Child’s Smile Can Have a Positive or Negative Impact on Their Self-Image. A tough period of time for many kids is adolescence, the fairly tumultuous phase of life where kids are going through puberty and gradually shifting from preteens into teenagers. A lot of physical and psychological changes happen at this time, with one…
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Stop tooth decay

How to Stop Tooth Decay at Home

Learn how your dental care habits influence your child’s oral health. As a parent, preventing cavities and ensuring your child has a healthy smile for life is always on your mind. But many parents don’t realize how their own oral care habits play a significant role in their child’s journey toward preventing tooth decay and…
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Should a middle schooler go to a pediatric dentist

Should My Middle Schooler Still Be Seeing a Pediatric Dentist?

Navigating a world in which your baby isn’t a baby anymore is a new challenge. No, your little one isn’t exactly little anymore. Chances are, their fifth grade jeans are too short and their voice might even be changing. While they’re evolving rapidly on the outside, there are some pretty big changes going on in…
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Sedation Dentistry for Kids

5 Facts about Sedation Dentistry for Kids

Sedation dentistry can improve your child’s experience at the dentist. Feeling nervous during dental appointments is a normal response for kids, especially younger children who are still very new to visiting the dentist. With the help of a parent and a caring pediatric dentist, most kids can work through their worries with time and exposure.…
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Middle Schooler Orthodontic Evaluation

Should My Middle Schooler Have an Orthodontic Evaluation?

It’s never too late for your child’s orthodontic evaluation. Did you know the American Association of Orthodontics recommends parents bring their kids in for an orthodontic evaluation as early as seven years of age? If this comes as a surprise, you’re not alone. Parents often wait until their child has lost most or all of…
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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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