Category: Children’s Dentistry

Could Your Kids Use More Oral Health Guidance?

When it comes to their oral health, kids sometimes struggle with dental problems because they are unclear on why it matters so much, or what they can do to effectively protect their teeth. Parents play an important role in the health of their kids’ smiles for many reasons. You can help them by limiting their… Read more »

Important Things To Remember About Teen Dental Care 

You need dental care. Your little ones need it. If you have kids in college, they require it. As you may have guessed, that means your teens require it, too! However, you may find that you’re not always completely sure about what their care is going to entail, how to best go about ensuring they… Read more »

Children’s Dental Care Reminders: For Fall!

As much as autumn is one of the most exciting times of year, thanks to the super comfy factor that comes along with the crisp weather, piles of russet-hued leaves (that the kids really want to play in), and more, our Ankeny, IA team has a reminder for you: It’s also very important that you… Read more »

Why Doesn’t My Child Want To Brush And Floss?

Your child used to have no problem brushing and flossing. You would announce that it’s time, everyone would head into the bathroom, and the dental hygiene would commence! However, something has changed. Your kiddo who was developing wonderful habits and a surprisingly nice level of dedication to brushing is suddenly shying away from it (or… Read more »

Don’t Ignore Your Kids’ Cavities! 

You may not necessarily feel the urgency of seeing our Ankeny, IA team when your child needs a dental filling. Maybe you aren’t too worried about consistent dental checkups just yet because your child still has baby teeth (more on that later!), you may assume you have lots of time to treat tooth decay, and… Read more »

Is Your Child Gagging During Dental Hygiene?

Do you have a kiddo in your household who tends to gag during dental hygiene? This may be something that doesn’t really bother your child but causes you some alarm. Or, this may be an issue that leads to upset and tears and is making hygiene time more and more traumatic. What to do, you… Read more »

Children’s Care: A Few Things We Automatically Help You With

When you schedule dental checkups for your kiddos, you may always feel like you should be compiling a long list of questions that pop up in your mind from time to time. You may worry that if you don’t remember to ask about particular issues, you may forget about them, and then your child may… Read more »

A Review In Honor Of National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Unless you’re an avid follower of all things dental health related (which, if you are, you deserve a round of applause!), you may not have recognized that in addition to other things, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! As you first hear this, you may think to yourself that this is a wonderful way… Read more »

Family Dentistry During The Holidays: Important Tidbits!

Family dentistry is something that is probably on your mind, in your planner, and more throughout most of the year. However, most of the year is not filled with several consecutive holidays, replete with things to do, parties to plan, invites to consider, gifts to purchase and wrap, decorations to pull out of the attic,… Read more »

Kids And Facial Trauma: Things To Remember

Did you know that April is National Facial Protection Month? What you may also overlook is the fact that facial trauma is something that can happen to anyone, kids included, even though it sounds like the type of thing that happens to “someone else.” Take a few pointers to heart, so you know you’re offering… Read more »