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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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Dental Care Tips and Checklist for Babies

Oral care for your baby begins as a newborn, long before they get their first teeth. After each bottle or breastfeeding, gently wipe your baby’s gums with a clean cloth that has been moistened with lukewarm water. This practice keeps their gums healthy and helps to prevent bacteria build-up. Never put your baby to bed…
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Dental Care Tips and Checklist for Toddlers

Toddlers are typically too young to brush their teeth effectively by themselves, but parents should start teaching their kids good oral care habits at this age. Brush your toddler’s teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and a child-sized toothbrush. Using fun toothpaste flavors, like bubblegum or orange, is a great way to get them…
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A Positive First Dentist Experience: Tips for Parents

Every Tooth Counts Did you know that your child’s first teeth are vital to their health beyond their youth? It’s true. Baby teeth, medically known as primary teeth, may be temporary—but there’s nothing temporary about the impact they have on your child’s lifelong oral health. As you know, baby teeth help your child to chew…
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How Your Child Can Benefit From A Pediatric Dentist

Parenthood is full of questions, and parents like you probably scour the internet, ask your friends, or call your child’s pediatrician to answer all of your burning questions, such as: What brand of diapers should my child use? What kind of stroller should I buy? What do I do if my kid eats dirt?! While…
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10 Books to Read To Your Child About Going to the Dentist

As parents, the feeling of watching your child do something for the first time is wonderful. It’s a mix of pride, awe, and exhilaration. It’s a balance between being present in the moment and making sure you get it on video and into your baby books so you can share the excitement with family and…
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7 Fun Tips To Make Your Child Love Brushing Their Teeth

The birth of a child means a series of ongoing transitions for everyone in the family. There are transitions in titles and roles, becoming a mother or father, sister or brother or even grandparent. These types of transitions are monumental and from now on there will be a series of major milestones. Rolling over, crawling,…
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