Healthy Teeth

dental sealants for kids

What Are Dental Sealants, and When Are They Recommended for Kids?

As parents, we take our kids’ oral hygiene seriously. After all, we want them to have healthy and happy smiles. But did you know that there is yet one more thing you can do to protect those pearly whites? Of course, teaching your kids to brush, floss, and rinse is critical. And taking them to…
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Taking care of your children's oral health

3 Oral Hygiene Concerns Parents May Be Struggling With

They say that parenting can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. And though we’re not entirely sure who they are, what’s often left out is that parenting is also likely the most challenging thing you will ever do. At Omaha Pediatric Dental Specialists, we think parenting is both rewarding and…
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Healthy teeth tips from a pediatric dentist

4 Things Your Pediatric Dental Team Wishes All Parents Knew

We’re going to put it out there. Taking your kid to the dentist can sometimes be a challenging experience. Though we do everything we can to provide a safe, fun, and comfortable environment for you and your child… let’s face it, having someone poke metal tools around in your mouth is a strange and invasive…
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Diseases that increase chances of tooth decay

5 Medical Conditions That Increase Your Child’s Risk of Tooth Decay

We all know the importance of teaching our kids to brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash each day. After all, bacteria grow in our mouths all the time. Without a proper oral routine, bacteria can fester and become dental plaque and calculus, which can only be removed by a dental professional. And sometimes, despite our…
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When is a crown for a baby tooth recommended

Why Would Your Pediatric Dentist Recommend a Crown for Your Child’s Baby Tooth?

A dental crown for a baby tooth? We’ve all heard of dental crowns for adults. Many of us probably have one. In fact, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the application of a single crown is the most commonly performed restorative procedure in cosmetic dentistry. But did you know that sometimes young children…
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Affects of childhood tooth decay

5 Facts You Need to Know About Childhood Tooth Decay

Childhood Tooth Decay Is a Disease As parents, there are so many things we need to keep in mind when it comes to our child’s overall health. It’s no different when it comes to oral health. We often wonder if we’re doing all the right things to prevent childhood tooth decay. After all, according to…
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Tooth restoration for children

Your Child’s Teeth: Natural Shape and Function Restored

Accidents happen. Sometimes even a minor tumble or trip and fall can result in a chipped or cracked tooth. In other situations, kids can experience a deep cavity despite their best efforts to practice good oral hygiene at home. Thankfully, tooth restoration for children is an option. After all, accidents happen to adults and kids…
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How to get your kids to brush and floss

6 Ways Your Kids Can Ace Their Oral Hygiene Routines

At the end of a long day, sometimes we want to climb into bed, turn off the light on the bedside table, and pull our covers over our heads. But, we know better and sometimes even begrudgingly haul ourselves to the bathroom to brush, floss, and rinse our teeth. Why do we do it? Because…
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Sedation dentistry for kids

Sedation Dentistry for Kids: What You Need to Know

Most dental treatments only require a local anesthetic – the shot you receive before a filling or other simple procedure that numbs that area from any pain. However, sedation dentistry for kids is used in cases where local anesthesia isn’t sufficient. If your child is undergoing a serious procedure or has special needs, you should…
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Braces vs. clear aligners

Braces vs. Clear Aligners: Which Is Right for Your Child?

There are several options to straighten your child’s teeth. It’s incredibly common for children to require some form of orthodontic treatment as they develop. Your child may need treatment to straighten teeth to maintain long-term oral health, whether due to crowded teeth, malocclusion, or other alignment issues.  Today, clear aligners can provide an alternative to…
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