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The Importance of Dental Checkups for Kids


We want your child’s first visit to the dentist to be a pleasant one. We can help your child have healthy teeth for life by performing routine check-ups and providing preventative care. As a result, they’ll link dental services with something fairly enjoyable or even fun in the future.

How to Prevent Summer Dental Emergencies in Kids


Did you know that summer is one of the busiest seasons for dental emergencies in Waco? Not only are kids on summer break, but they’re more likely to participate in outdoor activities and recreational sports. As a result, they are more likely to be involved in scenarios where accidents, knocks, falls, hits, and other injuries occur frequently.

Four Reasons for Your Child to Drink More Tap Water


Drinking water right out of the tap has a lot of benefits that you may have not considered. In fact, it’s one of the easiest ways to help your child have a healthy smile. Dr. Pendleton recommends tap water for children for a lot of reasons, and some of them might surprise you.

What is “Baby Bottle Tooth Decay”?


Baby bottle tooth decay is a condition that causes severe cavities in baby teeth, especially the front ones. When left untreated, it can cause significant dental and developmental problems later on in life.

Does My Child Have a Cavity?


Primary (baby) teeth can decay at a much quicker rate than adult teeth do. Left untreated, these oral infections can spread to other parts of the mouth, including the adult teeth below them.

Help: My Child Has Gaps Between Their Teeth!


It’s very common for children to have gaps between their teeth. But is this condition okay, or should you be concerned if it occurs in your child? Let our experts at Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics help!

6 Holiday Dental Tips for Kids


While kids in Waco are excited and gearing up for the joyful holiday season, it’s up to the parents to make sure that they are doing so in a tooth-savvy manner.  Here are a few tips that will help ensure that your child survives the holiday with a healthy smile.