FAQ: Children’s Dental Sealants

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Dental sealants are one of the best ways to protect young teeth against cavities, and your child can get them at the Pediatric Dental Center. Having sealants put on your child’s teeth is quick and painless. Experts say they can prevent up to eighty percent of cavities after they are applied. Q. What are dental…


Childhood Tooth Decay is Widespread in Kentucky. But it Doesn’t Have To Be

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Many childhood diseases have been eradicated, but at Pediatric Dental Center we’re sorry to report that tooth decay is still too common. This is from the CDC: Cavities (also known as caries or tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and…


Should You Get Your Child a Water Flosser?

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In this post from the Pediatric Dental Center, we’re discussing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. A water irrigation device oscillates a stream of water through a small, targeted tube to shoot out fragments of food and plaque from around and between teeth. Numerous studies have validated the…


Brush Up On Proper Brushing For Kids

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Sometimes children brush their teeth too aggressively, leading to receding gums. It’s a bad habit to get into, which is why the Pediatric Dental Center urges parents to help their children learn proper brushing techniques. Brushing too aggressively may result in gum recession, which is when the gum line exposes more of your teeth, or in…


Do Kids Get Periodontal Disease?

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When we think about gum disease, most of us imagine mature adults who have neglected their dental health for years. What about children? At Pediatric Dental Center in Burlington, we know from experience that kids can get it, too. Let’s discuss it. Children and adolescents are at risk of gum disease and the more advanced…