How Nutrition Can Help Prevent Children’s Dental Decay

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime and a healthy smile is important to self-esteem. The good news is you can protect your child from developing tooth decay, a disease that damages and breaks down teeth. Your child can have a lifelong healthy smile by routinely following these steps: Proper at-home care includes brushing and…


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…


The Manual Toothbrush: Still Essential

Are manual toothbrushes obsolete? Would you believe people have been asking that question for more than fifty years? At name of the practice, 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 minute,”…


Some Common Children’s Dental Issues

Your small children’s teeth are relatively new, but they can end up with some of the same dental issues as their parents and other adults. Parents’ quick responses to any developing symptoms will save time, money and any unnecessary pain. Some dentists are specially trained to manage unique pediatric dental issues which include young and…


Kids’ Dental Treatment Without A Scary Drill

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How long have dentists been drilling teeth? Would you believe 9,000 years? In an ancient graveyard in Pakistan, archaeologists unearthed skulls containing teeth that had been subjected to drilling. The stone-age dentists removed decay using drills constructed of sharpened flint. Though dentistry would not be possible without drilling, the sound of a dental drill can…


Hidden Sugar in Burlington Kids’ Snacks

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Many children consume far too much sugar. This is reflected in the high rates of tooth decay seen in dental offices across the country, including Pediatric Dental Center. In this post we’ll remind you what sugar does to teeth, and what you can do about it. First, though, it’s important to realize how much hidden…


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…