Kids' Smiles on Lincoln Blog

Dental Tips for Youngsters This Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 1, 2023

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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

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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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Are Swimming Pools Harmful to Teeth?

July 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsmileslincoln @ 4:25 pm
a family playing in a swimming pool

Nothing beats cooling off in a pool on a hot day with a big group of family and friends! In fact, you might find yourself doing this quite often this upcoming summer, as it’s going to be a hot one! But did you know that swimming pools can pose a threat to your oral health if you aren’t careful? Here’s some useful information about the impact swimming pools can have on oral health, along with some tips from your trusted dentist for safeguarding your smile during your pool time this summer.

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What You Need to Know About Shark Teeth in Children

June 1, 2023

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a closeup of a child with shark teeth

Your child’s smile is a source of pride and joy—not just for them, but also for you! So whenever there’s some type of issue that seems out of the ordinary, your first instinct might be to sound the alarm and begin worrying. One such issue that might seem startling is when your child’s adult teeth begin to emerge behind their baby teeth rather than in place of them. Known as “shark teeth”, here’s more about why this occurs and when it needs to be inspected and treated by your pediatric dentist.

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3 Reasons Your Teen Will Benefit from Seeing a Pediatric Dentist

May 3, 2023

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a teen at the dentist

There’s no doubt that as a parent, you should always be taking your child to the dentist twice a year to ensure that their oral health has a bright future. But what happens when they start to grow older—should they be taken to a general dentist once they reach their teenage years, or are there merits to visiting their pediatric dentist for a little while longer?  Here are a few reasons why your teen will benefit from seeing a pediatric dentist.

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What Should I Do If My Child Knocks Out a Tooth?

April 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsmileslincoln @ 9:28 pm
a child holding their knocked-out tooth

There are few things as alarming as your little one suffering an unexpected dental injury—so needless to say, the world might feel like it’s come to a screeching halt if your child has knocked out one of their teeth! Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take when this happens that’ll quickly get your child’s smile the help it needs! Here are 3 steps your emergency pediatric dentist wants you to follow when addressing this situation.

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Obvious Signs That Your Child Is Teething

March 1, 2023

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a child feeling discomfort due to teething

There’s a time in all of our lives when we experience our first tooth coming in. And even though you might not remember this yourself, if you have a child, odds are that you’re going to be helping to guide them through this! But when does this typically take place, and how do you know it’s occurring? Keep reading to learn more from your pediatric dentist about teething and some of the obvious symptoms that it’s occurring, along with some ways you can alleviate your little one’s discomfort.  

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How to Make Losing Teeth Less Scary for Kids

February 2, 2023

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a child after losing a baby tooth

For many children, losing a baby tooth is an exciting event—not only does it indicate that they’re growing up, but it also usually warrants an upcoming visit from the tooth fairy! However, other children experience stress and occasionally trauma when they lose their baby teeth. Here are a few tips from your pediatric dentist to help make losing teeth less scary for your little one.

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FAQs About Dental Sealants, Answered!

January 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsmileslincoln @ 8:25 pm
Dentist examining child's teeth with dental mirror

There’s no denying the prevalence of tooth decay. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 and 51% of children between the ages of 6 and 11 have a cavity. Furthermore, roughly 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday. While these numbers are staggering, it’s important to note that there is a way to provide your child’s smile with an added layer of protection: dental sealants. To learn more about this decay-preventing solution, keep reading for the answers to some frequently asked questions!

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A Quick Look at Your Child’s First Dental Visit 

December 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsmileslincoln @ 2:57 pm
Parent and infant smiling at home

As a parent, you want the best for your child; you want them to have a healthy, happy life. Part of making that goal a reality is dental checkups and cleanings every six months. But when should those appointments begin? And, perhaps more importantly, what can you expect during your child’s first visit? To learn the answers, keep reading!

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