Dental Sealant Q & A

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In this post from the Pediatric Dental Center we take a look at dental sealants, one of the most effective tools available for helping to prevent cavities. Q. What are dental sealants? A. Dental sealants are plastic barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures…


Is The Humble Toothbrush Obsolete?

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Are manual toothbrushes obsolete? Would you believe people have been asking that question for more than fifty years? At The Pediatric Dental Center, we assure parents everywhere that the answer is no. When it comes to maintaining your dental health, and your children’s, an old school manual toothbrush is up to the task. “Wait a…


New Parents: Educate Yourselves About Children’s Oral Health

This message from the Pediatric Dental Center is for new parents or couples planning for children sometime in the future. The statistics on early childhood tooth decay are sobering. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42% of U.S. children between 2 and 11 years old have in their primary teeth. It…


3 Cavity Fighters For Kids

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Most parents know the basics of children’s dental health: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get enough calcium and Vitamin D. At Pediatric Dental Center we recommend three additional tools for preventing cavities in youngsters: Sealants Fluoride supplements Oral rinses Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars, where they…


How Old Should Your Child Be To See The Dentist?

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How old should your youngster be before the first dental checkup? Parents should bring their kids into see us at Pediatric Dental Center as soon as their first tooth comes in, or by their first birthday. As children begin their lifelong journey of dental health, we start keeping meticulous records of their development, including the…


Tips and Tricks for Getting Your Children to Brush Their Teeth

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Healthy teeth and gums are important at every stage of life. At Pediatric Dental Center we are committed to the dental health of our young patients, and are honored whenever parents demonstrate their trust by making us a part of their child’s wellness team. Kids need to learn proper dental care at an early age.…