The Dental Center of Indiana Blog – Pediatric Dentistry

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5 Important Childhood Dental Questions Answered by Pediatric Dentists

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You want your child to have a healthy smile, so you need to know the answers to these pediatric dental care questions.

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Find the Right Pediatric Dentist for Your Child

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A pediatric dentist provides advanced dental and oral health care for children of all ages. A family dentist can also treat kids, but a pediatric specialist has experience and training that enables him or her to focus on the specific developmental stages and oral care needs of younger patients. If your child has a chronic illness or suffers from developmental […]

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When Should Your Baby See a Kids’ Dentist?

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Even before birth, a baby’s teeth are beginning to form, so if you are expecting a child, optimizing your own dental health is a great first step towards taking care of his or her teeth and gums. When pregnant, you should eat a nutritious and balanced diet to make sure you are getting the vitamins and minerals that are so […]

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Is Your Child Ready to Meet a Kids Dentist?

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Professional dental care is essential for ensuring good oral health for infants and children. Pediatricians and pediatric dentists agree that a child should see a dentist by his or her first birthday. At least one out of every four children in America has a cavity by the age of four. Some kids develop them even earlier. In order to prevent […]

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Pediatric Tooth Decay: A Worldwide Crisis

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Dental disease in children, also called pediatric dental disease or childhood tooth decay, is more common than any other chronic disease in the world. If it’s not treated, its impact can reach far beyond an unsightly smile. Rampant tooth decay reduces a child’s ability to talk and chew properly. It can even slow their mental and social growth or cause […]

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Common Pediatric Dental Issues: Should I Call a Kids’ Dentist?

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Your kids’ teeth may not have been in their mouths very long, but they still suffer many of the same common dental issues as adults in addition to age-specific problems. Regardless of the symptom, it’s important to get dental care for your kids in a timely manner to reduce their risk of severe dental disease or tooth loss. A pediatric […]

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Tips to Improve Your Child’s Dental Health

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It can be an extremely frustrating experience for a parent when their child must receive costly, uncomfortable dental work just because the family failed to establish sound dental care habits right from the beginning. Though getting kids to brush and floss properly each and every day can sometimes be a challenge, the benefits of doing so are immeasurable. By heeding […]

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