First Steps

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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Home Remedies for Baby Teething Symptoms

It’s so disheartening to see your baby teething. Those flushed cheeks and the endless drool, along with an irritable baby that can’t be soothed, isn’t just heartbreaking, it can be frustrating too. So when your baby is showing signs of teething, it is inevitable you want to bring them some comfort. Thankfully, there are some…
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We put your special needs child at ease with sedation dentistry

Sedation Dentistry Options for Kids With Special Needs

Create a better experience with sedation dentistry. Visiting a dental office can feel like a visit to another world! The bright lights, the strange sounds and smells, and having strangers very close can make even the most outgoing child feel a bit uncomfortable. For kids with special needs, this sensory overload can trigger anxiety or…
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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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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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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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Oral Health And Preventive Pediatric Dentistry

Everything You Need to Know About Preventive Pediatric Dentistry

You must take an active role in protecting your child’s oral health. Preventive pediatric dentistry aims to help your child develop healthy teeth and keep their teeth and gums healthy, preventing cavities and gum disease. While dentists can do a lot to help protect your child’s oral health, they don’t have contact with your child…
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A Parents’ Guide to Healthy Teeth for Kids

Healthy Kids, Healthy Teeth: A Parents’ Guide to Dentistry for Kids

Keep your kids’ teeth healthy with ease. It is a common misconception that children aren’t as susceptible to oral health problems. Parents often assume that since children will lose their baby teeth, there is no need to worry until adult teeth start appearing. However, tooth decay and cavities are common problems among children. These can…
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Practice preventive pediatric oral health.

Preventive Pediatric Dentistry for Good Oral Health (in Between Dentist Visits)

Protecting your child’s oral health at home. The main goal of preventive pediatric dentistry is to help your child develop healthy teeth and to protect their oral health by preventing cavities and gum disease. As a parent, it’s your job to help dentists by taking care of your child’s oral health and helping them build…
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5 Tips to Make the Dentist Less Scary for Your Child

Fear of the dentist affects all ages. Trips to the dentist can be anxiety-inducing for adults, and this problem is even more common among children. However, a dental visit does not have to be a cause of fear for your child. The team at Pediatric Dental Specialists of Greater Nebraska have provided the 5 effective…
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