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Why Does My Kid Keep Getting Cavities?

a child sits in a dental chair while a dentist works on his teeth with cavities

According to the Center for Disease Control, cavities are one of the most common chronic diseases for kids from age 6 to 19. Cavities can cause severe pain for your child and become a major distraction from school and their daily lives. We’ll dive into how cavities are formed, how they are treated, and what […]

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Keeping Children’s Dental Hygiene Up Between Dentist Visits

a mom and daughter look at each other while smiling and brushing their teeth

Routine dental appointments are one of the best ways to ensure your child has a good report from the dentist. But the most important work starts after you leave your dentist’s office. It’s vital to maintain a regular routine of brushing, flossing and a healthy diet in between visits to ensure your child isn’t falling […]

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Back to School Dental Tips

two young girls work on a project with pencil and paper

With school back in session, parents are now getting back into the routine of sending their kids off to school with a backpack, packed lunch (if needed), and a positive outlook for success. Often neglected is ensuring that they are set up with the tools to get a perfect dental score as they begin a […]

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Dental Sealants & Your Child

a girl gets her teeth examined by a dentist

One of the best ways to fight against cavities is to utilize dental sealants in cavity-prone areas of the mouth. Sealants are an easy and convenient way to take extra precautions to protect your childs teeth from cavities by providing a layer of defense against tooth decay. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), […]

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Mouthguards & Dental Health For Children

a child tries out his new mouthguard

Ensuring your child has a happy and healthy smile is our top priority at the Pediatric Dentistry of Central Iowa. For our kid patients involved in sports, we encourage parents to make sure their little athletes wear a mouthguard to help prevent dental injuries.  Who Should Wear a Mouthguard?  Whether your child is involved in […]

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