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Casper Children's Dental Blog

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.


Why Your Child Shouldn’t Skip a Dental Checkup

May 5, 2023

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child visiting her dentist

When it comes to helping your child maintain the healthiest and brightest smile possible, no matter their age, one of the most important things you can do is help them to keep up with their regular dental checkups. Even skipping just one dental cleaning can spell bad news for their smile—so you shouldn’t put these visits off if you want what’s best for their pearly whites! Here’s more about why.


A Guide to Help You Teach your Child to Floss

February 6, 2023

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Portrait of a family flossing

Getting kids to take care of their oral hygiene is always difficult, especially when it comes to flossing. Children often struggle with the fine motor skills necessary to perform hygiene tasks on their own, and dental floss in particular can be a high hurdle to clear.

That doesn’t even consider the simple fact that many kids aren’t interested in flossing at all. If you find yourself struggling with how to get your kids to clean between their teeth here’s a guide with some tips that could help you.


Are Dental X-rays Safe for My Kids?

January 26, 2023

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Most pediatric dentists are used to putting parents at ease. When your child goes for a checkup, it’s natural to worry about whether certain procedures are safe for them.

For example, you might be concerned when your dentist takes a big x-ray machine, turns it on, and aims it right at your child’s face! Bitewing x-rays can be intimidating for sure, but don’t worry; they’re perfectly safe. If you want to learn a little more about dental x-rays, and why they’re completely safe for kids, here’s a little more information about them.


5 Essential Tips to Avoid an Orthodontic Emergency

January 4, 2023

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a girl smiling happily with her orthodontic treatment

Orthodontics can fix a range of issues with your child’s pearly whites. Whether it’s overcrowding or bite misalignment, your little one’s orthodontist can get your child’s smile on a straighter path!  You are doing everything to make the journey for them as smooth as possible. While very uncommon, you want to be sure any unexpected mishaps with your child’s new treatment. Read on to learn five essential tips to avoid an orthodontic emergency.


How to Protect Your Child from Cavity-Causing Drinks

December 4, 2022

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child drinking juice box

If your child is like most youngsters, they are often found running around during the summer months with a juice box or sports drink in hand. While you might assume these beverages are completely harmless, the truth is they are common contributors to tooth decay. If you’re wondering what the cause of your children’s cavities might be, a pediatric dentist in Casper explains why you’ll want to swap out these summertime favorites for healthier options.


How Praising Kids Can Improve Their Oral Hygiene

November 17, 2022

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Family Brushing Teeth Together in Their Bathroom

Getting your child to brush their teeth can be a challenge, but it’s deeply important for them to prevent oral health problems in the future. Thankfully, a new study published in Child Development might provide some important insight into how to motivate your child to brush. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and the Santa Fe Institute tried to gauge what factors contributed to children being able to complete menial tasks. They measured how long young children were able to brush their teeth, getting some interesting results about the role that praise played in their success. Here’s what they found.


Vital Facts About Children’s Dental Health Every Parent Should Know

November 10, 2022

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A child receiving children's dentistry

If you’re a first-time parent, you may not know how to manage your child’s oral care. After all, it’s not like you suddenly grasp children’s dentistry once your little one is born. However, it’s essential to learn the basics, or else their teeth and gums could suffer serious issues. Thankfully, though, your Casper dentist is here to help you out. Read on to learn four children’s dental health facts that you should know — they’ll keep your kid’s smile safe!

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