How You Can Calm Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

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Have you been putting off dental treatment for your child because they are afraid of dental procedures? Do they have a tendency towards dental anxiety, and are you worried that their smile is paying the price? Our pediatric dentistry and orthodontics team at Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is here to help! Our experienced dental team is pleased to … Read More

What You Do for a Child Who Sucks Their Thumbs

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As you may know, your child could suck their thumbs for a number of reasons. In fact, most children suck their thumbs to comfort themselves when they’re upset, or when they are trying to fall asleep. However, do you know what thumb sucking can do to your child’s oral health? You see, one major problem with thumb sucking is that … Read More

Why It’s So Important for Your Child to Have Dental Checkups

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At Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Dr. Nieku Manshadi understands how vital routine dental checkups are to learn if your child is experiencing a chronic oral condition. After all, children with chronic dental pain may not always tell you (or even be able to tell you) what is happening. If your child has a painful tooth or chronic dental … Read More

Braces Can Be Used to Address a Number of Alignment and Orthodontic Issues

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Our orthodontist and team at Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Waco, Texas, can align your smile by shifting the position of your teeth using braces. The brackets and wires of braces will use gentle pressure forces to move teeth into an optimal bite position and creates a straight, beautiful smile. While there are a few different types, all … Read More

Oral Hygiene: How to Have an Effective Tooth-Brushing Technique

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Brushing your teeth is an important part of your oral hygiene routine, so it’s best to have an effective technique and the proper tools. To help you, our Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics team has some recommendations for you. Those recommendations are: -Brush your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. The soft bristles will deeply clean your … Read More

The Halloween Treats that Are Good and Bad for Your Smile

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Your dentist, Dr. Nieku Manshadi, and our dental team care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to think about your smile as Halloween approaches. Halloween can be a scary holiday for your teeth and gums, but it doesn’t have to be. If you take good care of your smile, your oral health will remain in … Read More

Why Is It Important to Have a Straight Smile?

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If you’re one who has crooked teeth but you’re not sure if you want to commit to orthodontic treatment, then our Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics team has some information that might be helpful to you. Having a straight smile is very important. In fact, there are three reasons why it is so important, and those reasons are: Reason … Read More

Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Your Child

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As your child grows, he or she learns how to take care of themselves. One of the skills they need to gain during this time is how to brush his or her teeth. Helping your child get into the habit of brushing at least twice a day for two minutes can be difficult. However, if you are creative, you can … Read More

The Do’s and Don’ts of Teething

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Teething can be an uncomfortable experience for your baby and for you. With all of the drool, crying, interrupted sleep, fussiness, and biting, teething is a phase that we all wish would pass quickly. However, it often does. So, to help make the teething phase easier for you and your child, our Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics team has … Read More

How to Prevent Tooth Decay In Babies

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Have you ever heard that children are safe from cavities until they’re a little older? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. In fact, even your youngest children are vulnerable to tooth decay. It is very important for you to help your children care for their teeth from an early age. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help your … Read More