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Casper Children's Dental Blog

How Can I Keep My Smile Safe This Summer?

June 13, 2024

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Summer is renowned across the country as the season for fun, adventure, and relaxation, but many favorite seasonal activities can be hazardous to your or your child’s dental health. Luckily, there are measures you can take to mitigate these risks so you can keep your child’s smile safe while you enjoy these activities. Here’s a brief list of fun things to do this summer along with a few tips for keeping your teeth in tip-top shape while you enjoy the season.

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New to Nursing? 3 Common Myths and Their Truths

May 6, 2024

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A baby in a white t-shirt nursing with eyes closed

If you’re a new mother, you may have heard a lot of advice from well-intended family and friends. They might share helpful tips like “sleep when the baby sleeps” or “learn how to do everything one-handed.” Unfortunately, one thing that many parents hear from well-intended bystanders is that it’s normal for breastfeeding to hurt.

It can be incredibly disheartening if you and your infant are facing challenges with nursing, and despite what others may have told you, persistent discomfort is not the norm. The truth is that many feeding issues are often linked to your little one’s oral health. Continue reading to learn more about 3 myths about breastfeeding and how your child’s pediatric dentist can potentially support your efforts!

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Why Your Child May Benefit from Phase 1 Orthodontics

April 2, 2024

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child sitting in dental chair smiling and giving thumbs up

If your child’s teeth are not straight or they have trouble with their bite, Phase 1 orthodontics may be crucial for their dental health. This method targets these problems in the early years, setting the stage for a better-aligned and healthier smile as they grow. Let’s take a closer look at what Phase 1 orthodontics entails, the benefits it offers, and when it’s usually recommended for young patients.

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What Should I Know About My Child’s Dental Health?

March 13, 2024

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Baby smiles

A child’s teeth start to develop well before birth, but they won’t be visible until they are at least six months old. As the infant gets older, more of these baby teeth will emerge until they have a full set, and they will start to fall out only a few years later to make room for the adult teeth. While you probably remember going through some of this process yourself, it’s a good idea to get reacquainted with it when your little one’s smile is developing. Here are a few facts about your child’s smile to help you know how to best assist them through the process.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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