First Steps

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Did Your Child Lose Their First Tooth? 5 Fun Tips for Tooth-Fairy Readiness

Magical Memories You’ve lost your first tooth. You slip it under your pillow, and all the while you’re feeling that missing spot with your tongue. What will the tooth fairy bring this time? You’re so excited that it’s hard to sleep, but eventually, you drift off, only to wake up to a prize. As adults,…
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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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Tips to promote healthy baby development

6 Things That Promote Healthy Baby Development

A Guide to Promoting Healthy Development in Babies Being a new mom can be challenging, especially when providing the best care for your baby. Many new moms worry about whether or not they are doing a good job and what the dentist thinks. However, there are many things you can do to promote healthy baby…
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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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