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When to Start Using Toothpaste for Your Baby

A baby boy plays with a toothbrush.

When it comes to establishing a healthy dental care routine for your child, it can be confusing to know when and how to start. While you might be tempted to think that dental care in young children doesn’t matter since they will lose their baby teeth anyway, caring for your child’s teeth can promote good […]

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The Benefits of Digital Radiography for Pediatric Dental Patients

A child sits on a pediatric dental chair with his digital radiography images of his teeth

Many parents are understandably concerned about the use of x-ray to diagnose their child’s health. Especially when it comes to getting diagnostic images of delicate teeth, parents may wonder how safe dental x-rays truly are. At the Pediatric Dentistry of Central Iowa, we believe it is in our patients’ best interest to minimize the amount […]

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Long-Term Dental Effects of Common Kids Drinks

We all know that too many sweets, like candy or cupcakes, can be damaging to our child’s oral hygiene and overall health. However, it can be easy to overlook the hidden sugars in the things they drink every day. A study by the CDC found that almost two-thirds of kids consume at least one sugar-sweetened […]

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The Most Common Dental Issues in Children & How to Solve Them

A young boy has his teth examined by a pediatric dentist

The Importance of Pediatric Dental Hygiene It is important to address seemingly minor dental issues in childhood before they become bigger and more permanent issues as the child grows. At the Pediatric Dentistry of Central Iowa, we see many variations of teeth abnormalities in our little patients, and we want you to know that we […]

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How to Care for Baby’s First Teeth

A baby smiles, showing his first tooth on the bottom

Parents do a lot to care for the many needs of their children, and good dental hygiene habits starting at age zero can make a large and lasting difference in a child’s overall health. By following simple best practices in the first year of your child’s life you can set him/her up for a lifetime […]

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