Can Your Little Ones Enjoy Brushing Their Teeth?

You know that it can be hard to help your kids open their mouths when it’s time to brush their teeth. But it’s very important to help your children brush their teeth–especially if you want them to enjoy a healthy smile. Do you ever wonder what you can do to make brushing fun so your… Read more »

Toothbrush Tips and Tricks

Have you ever grabbed your toothbrush, used it, and then just flung it across the counter, too tired to put it back in a proper holder? If so, even a little action such as that could have a negative effect on your progress to optimum oral health. Even the smallest of mix-ups can result in… Read more »

Dental Tips and Tricks This Halloween

Are you ready for the Halloween season? If not, you are not alone. It always seems time goes faster each year. However, here at Weeder Pediatric Dentistry in La Vista, Nebraska, we are ready for this holiday season and are happy to provide you with some solid tips and advice on how to keep you… Read more »

What to Do About Your Child’s Pacifier

You probably know that when your child cries, a natural solution is to hand them their pacifier. Fortunately, there isn’t anything wrong with that—in fact, a pacifier can comfort your child and help you, as their parent, get some precious rest. However, if your pacifier isn’t used properly, or is used too long, they could… Read more »

How to Keep Your Child’s Smile Care up to Date

Children who struggle with chronic dental pain may not always tell you what is happening to them. You may notice that they appear anxious, depressed or tired, and even their teachers may not recognize their pain. More than one-half of all children aged 5-9 years have at least one cavity or filling in their smile…. Read more »

The Tooth Fairy & Similar Myths

Like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a symbol of childhood. The Tooth Fairy exists in many cultures and across many religions. But where did the Tooth Fairy come from? Dr. Greg Weeder and our team at Weeder Pediatric Dentistry are happy to shed some light on the subject. The Tooth… Read more »

When to Pull Your Child’s Tooth

As you know, most parents don’t want to see their child in pain. In fact, many parents struggle to see their kids in any pain at all, regardless of how uncomfortable they are. Similarly, most parents wouldn’t intentionally do anything detrimental to their child’s health. With that in mind, what would you do if your… Read more »

Toothbrush Care: When You Should Replace Your Child’s Toothbrush

Your dentist, Dr. Greg Weeder, and our Weeder Pediatric Dentistry team care about your child’s smile, just like you do, which is why we encourage you to take good care of your child’s teeth and gums by knowing when to replace your child’s toothbrush. You should replace your child’s brush: -After 3-4 months: After 3-4… Read more »

Cleaning Your Tongue Can Help Prevent Bad Breath

Your tongue has a lot of rough surfaces can harbor bacteria and lead to bad breath. Cleaning your tongue as part of your daily oral hygiene routine can help prevent bad breath and reduce the bacterial presence in your mouth that encourages plaque formation. Here at Weeder Pediatric Dentistry we offer a few basic suggestions… Read more »

Protect the Biting Surface of Your Child’s Molars and Premolars with Dental Sealants

Deep pits, textures, and contours on the biting surface of your child’s permanent molars and premolars can create a trap for residual food particles and plaque. In many cases these areas can be hard to clean with regular brushing. This makes these areas very prone to developing large areas of tooth decay. These large areas… Read more »