Healthy Teeth

Protect teeth with dental sealants.

Sealants: How Your Child Can Benefit From the Invisible Protectors of the Teeth

Dental sealants are designed to help protect your child’s teeth from cavities. As a parent, you have a lot to worry about when it comes to your children, including their health and wellness. If you are looking for a little more peace of mind to help keep their teeth protected from cavities, ask the staff…
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Kids can build healthy habits too.

Healthy Habits for Happy Kids: New Year’s Resolutions for Physical and Mental Well-Being

As much as we try to shield our kids from unhealthy habits, they often fall into less-than-ideal routines. In fact, studies have found that more than half of older children and teenagers exceeded daily screen time recommendations, with many also indulging in unhealthy diets. This isn’t just a problem for teens; these patterns can emerge…
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Dental fillings and crowns for a cavity.

Childhood Dental Heroes: What Parents Should Know About Fillings and Crowns for Kids

Kids have minds of their own. Taking care of kids can certainly be difficult. You’re trying to get them to eat a vegetable here or there, keep their clothes on, and stay in that booster seat on the highway. They definitely have minds of their own! With the constant struggles that come with parenthood, finding…
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Halloween candy rules to follow.

Worried About Halloween Candy? 5 Tips To Protect Your Child’s Teeth

Cast a banishing spell on spooky sugar bugs. As the jack-o’-lanterns light up and the kids don their costumes, Halloween ushers in a wave of sweet treats that can be a nightmare for your child’s oral health. Sure, indulging in Halloween candy is part of the spooky fun, but those sugar bugs can lead to…
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Teach your kids about dentistry and oral health

Alphabet Fun: Teach Your Child the ABCs of Dentistry!

It’s time to get to the ABCs of dentistry! Your child’s oral health is an important part of their journey, and knowing about their teeth, oral health, and how the dental team at Pediatric Dental Specialists can play a role in that is key. Children enjoy learning in creative ways, so using the alphabet to…
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Baby bottle tooth decay

8 Dangers Associated With Putting Your Baby To Bed With Their Bottle

As a new parent, one of the most challenging aspects of caring for your baby is the lack of sleep. The struggle to put your little one to bed can be exhausting, leading many parents to consider the convenience of putting their baby to sleep with a bottle. While it may seem like a simple…
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Overall health benefits of braces

7 Ways Braces or Clear Aligners Can Improve Your Child’s Overall Health

The Overall Health Benefits of Braces If your child has crooked or misaligned teeth, their dentist may have told you at their orthodontic evaluation that they need braces or clear aligners to straighten their smile. After all, a straighter smile is excellent for their self-confidence and can lead to better oral hygiene, as well as…
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How to get my child to eat veggies

5 Smart Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat Their Fruits and Veggies

You’ve heard since childhood that you must eat your fruits and veggies. They provide valuable nutrients that contribute to overall growth and development—and they are good for your teeth! Apples, for example, are nature’s toothbrush and can clean your teeth until you have time to brush and floss.  Unfortunately, not all fruits and veggies are…
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Stainless steel crowns for children

7 Benefits of Stainless Steel Crowns for Children

Sometimes, despite parents’ best efforts, kids get cavities. And treating a cavity in a baby tooth is just as important as treating a cavity in a permanent tooth. If your child develops a cavity, the dentist will likely treat it with a filling or a dental crown. Fillings are best suited for minor tooth decay…
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Toothbrushing tips for kids with disability

7 Tips for Easy, Happy Tooth Brushing for Your Child With a Disability

The best ways  to keep dental care fun and stress-free. Children with sensitive developmental and behavioral needs can often find brushing and flossing to be overstimulating, frustrating, or simply a little boring. At-home dental care is crucial for preventing cavities and pediatric gum disease, so it’s important for parents to find solutions that mesh with…
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