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Avoiding Early Childhood Cavities

kid smiling with two thumbs up in a classroom

Although baby teeth are temporary, cavities in baby teeth can lead to serious infections if not treated properly. Thankfully, cavities are preventable! Pediatric Dentistry of Central Iowa has some tips on how to keep your child’s mouth healthy! Avoid Sugary Foods and Liquids Sugars found in drinks and foods can break down tooth enamel, causing […]

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Essential Vitamins & Foods For Kids Teeth

Has your child been brushing their teeth regularly, but still suffers from unhealthy mouth problems or tooth decay? It could be their diet. The food your child consumes plays a large role in protecting their teeth, cheeks, and gums. Here are a few vitamins and minerals that we feel are important to include in your […]

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Managing Kids’ Fear of the Dentist

a kid shows off her freshly cleaned teeth

Whether your kids have gone to the dentist before or you’re planning their first trip, fears can get the best of them. It’s natural to fear the unknown, and we want to make sure your children are comfortable in our office. Not only does it make their experience better, it also helps the appointment go […]

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Your Child Needs Braces, Now What?

Pediatric dentists and orthodontists try to avoid using interceptive orthodontics unless needed. Finding out your child needs braces and orthodontic treatment at a young age can be intimidating for both the parent and the child. Your child will probably have a lot of questions: Will they hurt? What foods can I eat? Will my daily […]

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The Importance of Flossing

stock photo of mother and son flossing. Pediatric Dentistry provides floss at every scheduled oral cleaning appointment!

Flossing is critical in creating good hygiene and keeping your child’s teeth nice and healthy. As many parents know, it is easier said than done to have your child learn the importance of regularly flossing. Flossing might seem like a frustrating task and your child might be upset the first couple of times they try […]

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