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Casper Children's Dental Blog

A Parent’s Guide to Managing Child Tooth Sensitivity

February 9, 2024

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Child with ice cream holding their cheek due to tooth sensitivity

Does your child often cringe or hold their cheek after eating ice cream or drinking hot cocoa? Tooth sensitivity is a common conundrum for children that can make their teeth uncomfortable after a change in temperature. As a parent, it’s essential to understand what causes tooth sensitivity in children and how to manage it effectively.

Continue reading to learn more about how sensitive teeth develop and how to relieve some of your child’s discomfort.


Is Fruit Juice Bad for Your Child’s Teeth?

January 12, 2024

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Young girl drinking apple juiceFruit juice can contain many essential vitamins and nutrients to support your little one’s development. However, too much of a good thing can be bad. Fruit contains natural sugars and many products contain added sweeteners, which can wreak havoc on your child’s enamel. With tooth decay more prevalent than childhood asthma, here’s what you need to know about the dental risks of fruit juice.


Put Your Teeth Under Your Pillow Because the Tooth Fairy Is Coming!

December 13, 2023

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The tooth fairy works hard every night to ensure children across the country receive small treats for losing their teeth. After all, the loss of a baby tooth is a big step towards becoming a grown-up, and children should be excited about advancing in life. Believe it or not, the tooth fairy has taken a more proactive approach in recent years by encouraging children to take good care of their teeth and leaving dental hygiene supplies as gifts. Here are a few fun ways to welcome the tooth fairy while educating your child about the importance of excellent oral care.


How Can I Keep My Child’s Teeth Healthy During Cold and Flu Season?

November 10, 2023

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Child smiles

The winter months coincide with cold and flu season, and parents everywhere know caring for a sick child can be a lot to handle. While it’s important to prevent and treat coughing, sneezing, itchy throats, and fevers, it’s also crucial to make sure your child’s teeth are taken care of. Here are a few tips to help you make sure your family’s oral health stays in top shape throughout cold and flu season.


Unique Smiles, Unique Challenges: Oral Health Solutions for Special Needs Children

October 27, 2023

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A mother and her special needs child smiling with good oral health at a playground

Caring for a child’s oral health is a priority for any parent. When they have special needs, however, it can be a little more challenging. Taking preventive measures is key to stopping oral health conditions before they start. However, children with special needs can have trouble establishing routines which leads to a higher rate of dental issues.

If you want to learn some common obstacles parents of children with special needs may encounter, continue reading.


Can Baby Teeth Need Fillings?

October 13, 2023

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Smiling child

Children don’t always make the smartest decisions about their dental health, and it isn’t unheard of for them to develop their first cavities before they lose their baby teeth. While this is certainly disconcerting, many parents might ask whether it is necessary to do anything about it since the tooth is going to fall out and be replaced anyway. Here’s what you should know about treating cavities in baby teeth.


Is Sedation Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

September 17, 2023

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Young dental patient wearing nitrous oxide mask

Does your child become anxious or afraid at the prospect of visiting the dentist? Do they have medical conditions that make it difficult for them to sit still during treatments? If either of those things are true, you might have thought about asking if your little one is a candidate for sedation. Still, you might wonder how sedation will affect the cost of your child’s care. Is sedation dentistry covered by insurance? Continue reading to discover some important information.


Which Is Best- Brushing Before Or After Breakfast?

August 8, 2023

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Woman and girl in white shirts brushing their teeth

It’s our duty as parents to teach our children the skills they’ll need to live a long and happy life. Oral hygiene habits are no exception! You’ve likely impressed upon your child(ren) the importance of brushing and flossing every day to avoid cavities. Did you know, though, that you might have them brushing at the wrong time? Depending on whether they brush before or after breakfast, for example, they might get different results. Keep reading to learn more!


Is a Mouthguard on Your Child’s Back-to-School List?

July 13, 2023

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Young boy inserting a mouthguardA new school year is almost here, which means you’re getting your child ready to head back to the classroom. As you shop for supplies and new shoes, is an athletic mouthguard on your little one’s back-to-school list? If your child plays sports, they need to wear one. Dental emergencies are more common than you might think. 1 in 6 Americans have one annually, and children aren’t an exception. Sports are a leading cause of dental emergencies, like chipped or knocked-out teeth. A mouthguard is a simple way to safeguard your child’s smile.


How to Properly Clean Your Child’s Mouthguard

July 10, 2023

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Smiling boy holding mouthguard up to face

A mouthguard is a removable oral device that can protect your son or daughter’s mouth and minimize their risk of dental injuries when playing contact sports. It can also be used to manage temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) and reduce teeth grinding at night. It’s crucial to maintain the cleanliness of your child’s mouthguard. Without regular cleaning, the bacteria in their mouth can build up on the mouthguard, causing infection or bad breath. Here is what you can do to properly clean your child’s mouthguard.

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