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Helping Your Child through Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a prominent condition in children with potential long-term side effects. According to some of the first research on the topic, pediatric dental anxiety seems to stem from two major causes. For a sizeable number of the cases, previous negative experiences at the dentist appeared to be the primary cause. But helping your … Read more


Sedation Dentistry for Kids

Some parents avoid bringing their son or daughter to the dentist due to the child’s high level of anxiety. This can cause the child to become extremely uncooperative and act in ways that are uncharacteristic for him or her. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is a simple solution to this problem. O.C. Dental Specialists is happy to … Read more

Pediatric Dentistry

What All Parents Should Know About Pediatric Dentistry

As experts in pediatric dentistry, O.C. Dental Specialists would like to stress that the baby teeth play a very important role in long-term oral health. Not only do they help young children chew food and create speech, each primary tooth forms a bud from which the adult tooth will grow. They also help to preserve … Read more

Pediatric Dentistry

Understanding Pediatric Dentistry

Since a child’s first set of teeth fall out to make room for the permanent adult teeth, some parents underestimate the importance of caring for them. That means that they don’t schedule an appointment to see a kid’s dentist until sometime in the early elementary school years. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that … Read more