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Brush Pediatric Dentistry Blog

What is Causing My Child’s Tooth Sensitivity?

June 2, 2023

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child smiling at dentist

Tooth enamel is highly durable and considered to be the hardest substance in the human body. However, not only is it not indestructible, but it can weaken and wear down over time, resulting in tooth sensitivity. For young smiles that are still developing, this problem can create much discomfort. So, what can you do for your child with sensitive teeth? Read on to hear from a pediatric dentist who can explain why it happens and which treatments are most effective.

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Should My Child Wear a Mouthguard While Playing Sports?

May 3, 2023

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boy wearing mouthguard during football

Do you have a child who is an avid athlete? Do you spend your weeknights and weekends at practices and games? Whether you’re busy carrying around equipment for multiple sports or just one, you’ll want to make sure they’re protected from possible harm on the court, track, or field. While helmets, shoulder pads, and other similar gear are important, take the time to learn why your child should wear a mouthguard while participating in their favorite sport.

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3 Ways to Make Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids

April 7, 2023

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dad and child brushing their teeth

Children can easily get bored with mundane tasks like making the bed, cleaning their room, and brushing their teeth. Oftentimes, parents need to liven up these duties and turn them into exciting games or activities. If you’re not exactly sure how to get a child excited about oral hygiene, here are three tips you can use to make brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist fun.

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How Can I Help My Child When Their Two-Year Molars Erupt?

March 2, 2023

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a two-year-old with mouth open

You thought the teething days were over. The endless nights of crying while trying to soothe your little one’s discomfort are just far enough in the distance that suddenly, you wonder why it is happening again now that they are a bit older. Two-year molars are the last set of baby teeth your child receives and unfortunately, they can be just as uncomfortable erupting. Hear from a pediatric dentist who can explain what you should do for your little one to manage their pain and when you might consider seeking professional help.

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3 Effective Ways to Help Your Child Stop Sucking Their Thumb

February 3, 2023

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child sucking his thumb

Does your child tend to suck their thumb when feeling scared, bored, or overwhelmed? While this is not an uncommon practice among toddlers, it can become a serious problem if it continues as your child grows. Although it might seem harmless, the reality is that this non-nutritive habit can create significant issues with oral and facial development if allowed to continue. If you want to learn how to stop thumb-sucking habits, here are 3 effective ways that will benefit your child.

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Why Dental Toys for Kids Are a Good Idea

January 5, 2023

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dental toys

Improving your child’s oral hygiene habits early on is highly recommended. Even better is getting them excited about the idea of brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist’s office. Because so many little ones feel anxious about their upcoming visits, dental toys for kids are a great way to introduce them to the world of dentistry and further explain why there’s nothing to be afraid of when having their teeth checked.

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Fear Not! 4 Ways to Make Losing Baby Teeth More Exciting and Less Scary

December 5, 2022

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Girl with missing tooth

The idea of losing baby teeth can be a bit scary for some children. So much time was spent welcoming these pearly whites that the thought of them falling out can leave a child fearful that it will hurt. A local pediatric dentist is here, however, to calm nerves and offer reassurance to little ones that this phase is normal. Here are four tips you, as the parent, can keep in mind to make saying goodbye to baby teeth exciting and less frightening.

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Which Foods Can Improve My Child’s Oral Health?

November 5, 2022

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little girl smiling

Making sure your children’s oral health is in good shape takes time, money, and effort. Remembering to take them to the dentist’s office for regular checkups and cleanings as well as making sure they practice good oral hygiene at home and wear proper mouth protection while playing sports is a big responsibility for a parent. But what if there were certain foods you could incorporate into their diets that are designed to not only benefit their overall health but also their teeth and gums? A local pediatric dentist is here to share which foods provide the valuable vitamins and nutrients your children need to maintain healthy smiles.

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Halloween Candy: The Best & The Worst

October 3, 2022

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kids with Halloween candy

It’s no secret that kids love candy. Whether it is chocolate, sour, or fruity, Halloween tends to be one of the most exciting because of the endless treats filling buckets and bags. As a parent, you naturally want to limit how much they consume in one evening. But it’s not just how much they eat in one sitting that you should be concerned about. Before letting your little one dive in, consider how you can help them avoid cavities after Halloween by reviewing the list of the best and worst candies this year.

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School Lunches: Which Foods Are Best For Avoiding Cavities?

September 2, 2022

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a child’s school lunch

When it comes to packing your child’s school lunches, you may be reaching for what you think is healthy. Or you may be hurriedly throwing items into a bag in the hopes that you simply get them to school on time with something (anything) to eat. It’s also possible that your child tends to buy their meals at school. No matter how it happens, the foods your child ingests not only impact their overall health but also their smiles. If you want to minimize the potential for cavities throughout the year, read on to learn which items they should be eating to keep their teeth free of decay.

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