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Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry Blog

5 Ways to Prevent Pediatric Cavities

December 9, 2019

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a little girl brushing her teeth

Young smiles are prone to cavities. While the reasons range from novice brushing techniques to the consumption of too much sugar, it is important that as a parent, you take the time to help your child better understand why they must brush, floss, and rinse their teeth each morning and every night. Children that start practicing good oral hygiene habits at an early age have a better chance of maintaining good oral health into adulthood. Although not always easy, your dentist in Lincoln can provide 5 ways to prevent pediatric cavities. From dental sealants to a healthier diet, read on to find out what tips you can employ at home.

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Child For Their First Dentist Appointment

November 17, 2019

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small child brushing their teeth

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, it’s recommended that you schedule your child’s first dentist appointment by the age of one, or within six months after their first tooth appears. This first visit sets the stage for future appointments and how they will care for their smiles as adults. A good pediatric dentist will provide your child with the tools and knowledge they need to take care of their pearly whites for years to come. If you’re worried about how your child will react during their appointment, you can take certain steps to help prepare them. Here are five tips to ensure that your child has a good first dentist appointment.

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Should You Pull Out Your Child’s Decayed Baby Tooth?

October 14, 2019

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kid with string tied around tooth

Here’s a not-so-fun fact: almost 30 percent of kids two to five years old already have cavities in their primary, or baby, teeth. That number actually increases to more than 50 percent for children between the ages of six and eleven. Because your child’s baby teeth are just going to fall out anyway, you may be tempted to just have their pediatric dentist extract a decayed one. However, there are a few reasons why you shouldn’t do that. Read on as we go into a little more detail about these reasons.

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Combatting Cavities in Children

September 10, 2019

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child brushing their teeth in a dentist's office

As a parent, there’s nothing you want more than for your child than for them to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, there are some situations that can simply be out of your control. Cavities in children are one of the most common oral health problems. In fact, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about one in two children from the ages of six to 11 have cavities. If your child is being affected by tooth decay, it may be a good time to reconsider their oral hygiene routine and try new ways of teaching them how to care for their teeth. Here are a few actions you can take to make sure your child has a beautiful and healthy smile as an adult.

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Infant Oral Care: Are Your Baby’s Teeth Growing in As They Should?

July 23, 2019

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infant sitting and smiling

As a parent, there’s nothing more important to you than your child growing up to be happy and healthy. Before your little one even has visible teeth, there are still ways you can optimize infant oral care to prevent future problems. Plus, the earlier you emphasize oral hygiene habits, the more likely they’ll be to continue practicing those as they get older. Read on to learn whether or not your child’s baby teeth are growing in on schedule, and tips on taking care of their small mouths.

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