Kids' Smiles on Lincoln Blog

One, Two, Three: How to Safely Remove Your Child’s Loose Tooth

May 3, 2024

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a young child with a loose tooth and string attached

If you’ve been waiting for the day that your child comes to you proclaiming, “I have a loose tooth,” get ready. While some parents simply encourage their child to just let it fall out on its own, others view it as an exciting time to pull it out creatively. Before you get too crazy in formulating ideas, here are some safe and easy ways to remove a tooth without causing any harm to your child’s smile.

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How Does Drinking Milk Impact Dental Health?

April 3, 2024

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a glass of milk with a straw

Making the correct dietary choices for your dental health isn’t always easy, and if you have kids, you have even more to be conscious about! That said, you’ve probably heard that milk and other dairy products are important for your overall health since they’re a great source of calcium. But when it comes to milk, there are various kinds – and it might not be easy to determine which ones are suitable for your child’s teeth. Here’s a closer look at a few of the most popular types of milk these days and how they can impact dental health.

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Exploring Tooth Fairy Myths from Around the Globe

March 1, 2024

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a cartoon image of the tooth fairy

The tooth fairy is a beloved mythical character in many cultures, often associated with the tradition of children placing their lost baby teeth under their pillows at night in exchange for a small gift or money. But while the concept of the tooth fairy is widely recognized, the customs and beliefs surrounding this special figure vary greatly from one country to another. Here’s a closer look at some of the other interesting iterations of the tooth fairy from around the world!

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Navigating Dental Hygiene When Caring for Children with Special Needs

February 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsmileslincoln @ 11:02 pm
a child smiling during a dental checkup

When it comes to parenting, it’s normal to constantly think about your child’s wellbeing—are they eating well, getting enough sleep, and staying on top of their oral hygiene? Concerning the latter, ensuring that your child is brushing, flossing, and caring for their teeth and gums daily is no easy task. Furthermore, things can be even more challenging if your child has special needs. Continue reading below to learn more about a few of the obstacles that parents of children with special needs may face when it comes to helping their kiddo maintain a healthy, happy smile!

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3 Must-Know Tips for Helping Your Child Brush Correctly

January 2, 2024

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a parent helping their child brush their teeth

Your smile is the first feature that strangers notice about you, making it an important asset—and the same goes for your child’s smile! And caring for their smile starts at an early age, and as a parent, it’s up to you to ensure that they’re getting off to a great start. After all, a healthy smile will pay huge dividends for them later in life! Keep reading to learn about a few tips that your pediatric dentist wants you to keep in mind when it comes to brushing your child’s pearly whites.

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Why Is Sugar Bad for My Child’s Teeth?

December 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsmileslincoln @ 7:57 pm
a closeup of a child smiling

Sugar is everywhere; it’s present in almost every drink, every dish, and every snack that you consume. And while it might seem harmless, it can have some pretty far-reaching oral health implications if you aren’t mindful about your consumption—and the same holds true for your child! Continue reading below to learn a little more about how sugar can affect your little one’s teeth, along with some dentist-approved tips for ensuring that their smile isn’t in any danger.

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Impress Your Trick-or-Treaters This Halloween with These Exciting Non-Candy Alternatives

October 1, 2023

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a group of children trick-or-treating

Halloween is a very exciting time of year for kids—not only do they get to dress up as their favorite characters, monsters, or other spooky creatures, but they also get to go trick-or-treating and collect a big haul of candy! However, all of this candy can actually be quite hazardous for your little one’s oral health; but did you know there are ways of getting around this? Here’s more from your trusted pediatric dentist about why Halloween candy can be so problematic for youngsters’ teeth, along with some non-candy alternatives that both you and your child can enjoy this spooky season!

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Teething Rings: The Secret to Successfully Navigating the Teething Process

September 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsmileslincoln @ 4:06 pm
a closeup of a child using a teething ring

As a parent, there are few things in life more distressing than seeing your child in an uncomfortable or unpleasant situation—so if your little one is teething, you might be feeling some tugging on your heartstrings! Rest assured, this is a natural process, and they won’t endure their discomfort forever; but how can you help them with their burden? One option worth considering is a teething ring. Continue reading below to learn more from your trusted pediatric dentist about the teething process and how the right type of toy can provide an immense amount of relief for your child!

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Dental Tips for Youngsters This Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsmileslincoln @ 8:43 pm
a cartoon of a tooth wearing a pirate costume

“International Talk Like a Pirate Day” is a wholesome tradition that allows children both young and old to embrace their inner pirates and adopt pirate-inspired language, personas, and behaviors. But to your child, taking care of their teeth might not be as thrilling as a pirate’s life on the high seas, but it’s just as important for them to keep their pearly whites in shipshape condition, in order to prevent nasty oral issues from threatening their well-being. Keep reading below to learn more about why pirates aren’t known for having stellar smiles, along with some helpful dental tips from your pediatric dentist.

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5 Back-to-School Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

August 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsmileslincoln @ 2:44 pm
Young girl smiling while working on classwork

Whether your child is heading into kindergarten or their final year of high school, you want this upcoming semester to be successful. Unfortunately, a serious dental injury – from a minor toothache to a completely knocked-out tooth – can prevent that from happening. Although accidents can’t completely be prevented, there are a few ways you can protect your child’s smile. So, here are five tips to prevent dental emergencies this back-to-school season.

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