Does Your Child Have Frequent Sore Throats?

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This message from Pediatric Dental Center is about tonsils and sore throats. In the past, doctors performed more tonsillectomies on kids than they do today. If you were a child with frequent sore throats, “getting your tonsils out” was a rite of passage. A tonsillectomy was once a common procedure to treat infection and inflammation…


If My Child Brushes and Flosses, Does She Need a Dental Cleaning?

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This message from Pediatric Dental Center focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if your child needs a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are vital because they work together to maintain oral health. We encourage preventative dental care in our young…


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…