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Nitrous oxide can help kids at the dentist.

Inhale, Exhale, Smile: Navigating Nitrous Oxide in Dentistry for Kids

Answers to your FAQs about happy gas. A dental chair is a place that can evoke a lot of emotions in our little ones. As parents, we’ve all been there, witnessing the mix of anticipation and anxiety that often accompanies a trip to the dentist. It’s natural to want our children to feel comfortable and…
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Know how to care for your baby's dental health.

First Teeth, Forever Smiles: Essential Tips for Baby Dental Health

A Parent’s Guide to Baby Teeth Few moments are as exciting for a parent as seeing their baby’s first teeth make their grand debut! It’s a significant milestone that marks the beginning of a new chapter in their child’s growth and development. However, it’s also a time when parents gain a new responsibility—safeguarding and nurturing…
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Dental checkups for kids with special needs.

Child With Special Needs? Don’t Worry, We’ll Make the Dental Experience a Breeze

Inclusive Dental Care for Every Child Exploring the world with a child with special needs brings new adventures, particularly in healthcare experiences. For many parents and guardians, the thought of a dental visit may raise some concerns about how their child will adapt to the new environment—sights, sounds, and sensations. Today’s blog post aims to…
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The braces conversation.

A Parent’s Guide To Talking To Your Child About Braces

Talking To Your Child About Braces If your child’s dentist has recommended orthodontics to straighten your child’s teeth and align their bite, then it’s time to have an open conversation with your child about what having braces can mean. Braces aren’t a torture device preteens and teens wear to make their adolescent years more awkward—they’re…
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Great spring activities in Kearney.

Kearney’s Hidden Gems: 5 Unique Spring Activities for Kids

Time to Explore With the weather warming up, it’s time to escape the confines of the house and soak up some sun! Get those kids outside, burn some energy, and give yourself that much-needed reset with some spring activities. When you live in a place for a while, it can be hard to find ways…
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Be prepared for dental emergencies.

Handling Dental Emergencies in Kids: A Parent’s Guide to a Happy Smile

Can we put kids in a safe bubble? As much as we want to, it’s impossible to keep children in a safe bubble. They have their own agenda. For some, this involves crossing the monkey bars in precarious ways. Other children are more inclined to be the star of the football team. Accidents are part…
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A dentist plays an important role in your child's oral health.

5 Essential Tips for Parents to Foster a Successful Partnership With Their Child’s Dentist

Working Together: The importance of a good parent-dentist relationship. The parent-dentist relationship is incredibly important for ensuring your child’s oral health. Parents and dentists must work together to provide the care children need, both at the dental office and at home.  Maintaining a collaborative relationship can provide a better outcome for your child. Here are…
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Good oral health helps kids thrive.

The Key to Thriving Kids: How Oral Health Impacts Overall Well-Being

Your child’s oral health links directly to their overall health. Children’s oral health is an essential part of their overall health and development. Despite this, it’s often the most likely area to be overlooked.  The impact of oral health on children is widespread. It affects many areas of their lives, including their physical, emotional, and…
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Early orthodontic evaluation.

5 Reasons Your Child Might Need an Early Orthodontic Evaluation

Does my child need an early orthodontic evaluation? All you want is for your child to be healthy and happy as they grow. When it comes to their teeth, you want their bite to form properly and their jaws to be perfectly aligned. But sometimes, whether due to accidents, genetics, or habits, that just doesn’t…
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Dental health stories your kids will love.

Adventures in Oral Care: 10 Dental Health Books That Teach Kids About Healthy Smiles

It’s story time!  Our world is filled with stories. From the tales we share with our families after a long day at work to the adventures on TV, there’s just something about a good story that pulls us in. But diving into a good book can sometimes be just a little extra special. It gives…
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Restoration for a cavity.

Help! My Child Has A Cavity! Do They Need A Filling Or A Crown?

Cavities are more common than you think. If your child has a cavity, you might be shocked to learn they aren’t in the minority. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, nearly 60% of children under the age of five will have a cavity by the time they are in kindergarten. And if those…
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Tooth-friendly cooking and baking.

Cozy Culinary Adventures: Tooth-Friendly Baking and Cooking Fun For Cold, Winter Days

It’s never too early to introduce the joy of tooth-friendly cooking and baking to your kids! Teaching your children to cook and bake are skills that can last a lifetime, and it’s never too early to get your children involved in the kitchen! These times shared in the kitchen can create core memories for you…
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