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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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4 Parenting Tips to Help Your Child Brush Their Teeth

a mother helps her child brush their teeth in front of a mirror

Establishing good oral hygiene habits at a young age can help children stick with them into adulthood. However, if you’re a parent who has struggled to incentivize your child to take care of their teeth, you already know how difficult it can be to make teeth brushing a part of their daily routine. Fortunately, there […]

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Important Minerals & Vitamins For Children’s Teeth

little heart bowls with healthy foods sit out on a table

Brushing and flossing are just the start of maintaining the health of your child’s teeth and gums. There are several vitamins and minerals — other than fluoride — that are essential to oral health. If you’ve been regularly brushing your child’s teeth and they have still been experiencing tooth decay or mouth issues, it’s important […]

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