Toothbrush Tantrums: When Your Child Won’t Brush

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Children’s dental experts generally recommend that parents brush their kids’ teeth until they’re around seven years old. That’s around the time most kids begin to assert their independence, so it’s a good time for them to take over. But sometimes kids get stubborn about brushing. Then what? Pediatric Dental Center has some tips. Ideally, children…


Teach Healthy Habits Early to Avoid Disease in Adulthood

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Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. It doesn’t often appear in children, but it can. That’s why the team at Pediatric Dental Center stresses good dental health, with regular checkups and proper dental hygiene, starting at an early age. We recommend a child’s first dental visit as soon…


Are Oral Rinses Necessary For Kids’ Dental Health?

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Despite the best efforts of parents to keep their kids’ teeth healthy, we treat a lot of tooth decay at Pediatric Dental Center. Brushing may not be enough Besides brushing, what can parents do to protect their little ones from cavities? Here are five important tools for preventing cavities in children: Oral Anti-cavity Rinses Flossing…


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…


Stress And Your Child’s Smile

Doctors have been telling us for years that stress can increase the risk of everything from high blood pressure to depression. But how often do we think about how stress influences our smile? The Pediatric Dental Center in Burlington reminds you that stress can affect your child’s smile, too. Here are some dental problems linked…