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Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry Blog

5 Questions to Ask at Your Child’s Back-to-School Dental Appointment

August 13, 2020

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Pediatric dentist conducting dental examination

Summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner, which means back-to-school season is here! Between charging up laptops, purchasing school supplies, and preparing for the potential of distance learning, it’s safe to say that your schedule is jam-packed. So, it might be tempting to rush out of your child’s dental appointment as soon as you get the thumbs-up to do so. However, it is important to remember that you play a valuable role in your little one’s oral health. Therefore, make sure to ask your pediatric dentist the below five questions at their next appointment!

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The Cautionary Measures Your Child’s Dentist is Taking for Increased Safety

May 2, 2020

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a dentist wearing appropriate personal protective equipment in preparation for seeing a patient

As a parent, you are always focused on your child’s health and safety. From making sure they eat their vegetables and monitoring their outdoor play to making sure they maintain good oral habits and tend to them when they’re sick, you go above and beyond to make sure they are well taken care of. Unfortunately, in the current climate, COVID-19 remains a substantial threat and is causing your child’s pediatric dentist to implement new safety protocols to ensure everyone is protected from the potential spread. As offices begin to reopen and your child’s first visit approaches, learn about these new measures that dental teams are using to prepare for the youngest patients.

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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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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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