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Brush Pediatric Dentistry Blog

Gum Disease & Growing Smiles: Can It Be Prevented?

July 6, 2022

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a young boy with a healthy smile

It is believed half of the adults living in the United States have some form of gum disease. While this number is in the millions, individuals may not realize that children, too, can develop this oral health problem, largely increasing the number of cases across the country. But is it preventable in young smiles? Can parents and kids take proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of infection? A pediatric dentist explains the reality of this disease and what parents can do to ensure their child’s smile is better protected.


3 Tips to Help Your Child Floss

June 8, 2022

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mother and daughter flossing teeth

Teaching your child about flossing shouldn’t be a difficult task. Unfortunately, for many parents, it is often challenging and causes some kids to forgo this important oral hygiene habit altogether. To ensure your little one remains cavity-free, here are three tips to help them embrace the art of flossing.


Is Swimming Harmful to My Child’s Teeth?

May 6, 2022

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two kids swimming in a pool

Summer is quickly approaching, and as the temperatures rise, more and more parents and their children will take to swimming pools to cool off. Although fun and enjoyable for people of all ages, you may not realize that chlorine can become problematic for oral health. So, is swimming bad for your child’s teeth? Here are four potential risks to your little one’s smile and what you can do to protect it.


Why and How to Praise Your Child for Brushing Their Teeth

April 6, 2022

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Dad praising young daughter for brushing her teeth

Praise is a powerful training tool for children. When it is properly delivered, it can help little ones to grow in self-confidence and develop good habits and qualities. The power of praise even extends to children’s dental health. Let’s talk about why and how you should commend your child for brushing their teeth.


4 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Dentist About Dental Sealants

March 12, 2022

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dentist discussing dental sealants

During your child’s regular checkup, their dentist might mention the idea of placing dental sealants on their back molars and premolars for added protection against cavities. This new terminology may be unfamiliar to you as you contemplate whether it is a good idea to go ahead with the recommended treatment. Before you decide, here are four questions to ask your child’s pediatric dentist when discussing dental sealants.


3 Ways to Keep Young Teeth Looking Good During National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 10, 2022

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little girl pretending to brush teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and dentists throughout the United States are working hard to emphasize the importance of good at-home oral hygiene routines. To keep young smiles from developing tooth decay, cavities, and even gum disease, it’s imperative that parents be proactive in helping their children take better care of their teeth and gums. This is why a pediatric dentist is here to provide three useful tips you can use at home to keep your child’s teeth and gums looking and feeling their best.


When Should I Start Brushing and Flossing My Child’s Teeth?

January 10, 2022

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father and daughter brushing their teeth

The new year has arrived, and if you’re looking to make some changes over the next 12 months, there’s no better time than to start now. Apart from any resolutions you have set for yourself, you may be wondering how you can improve your children’s oral health, too. In this article, let a pediatric dentist explain when you should start brushing and flossing your child’s teeth to ensure tooth decay and cavities don’t make an appearance in 2022.


4 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

December 3, 2021

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a young girl with a healthy smile

As temperatures drop, it can become harder to keep your child’s oral and overall health in tip-top shape. Cold and flu season often cause children to miss school and spend days laying on the couch coughing, sneezing, and feeling exhausted. While you work to help their body recover, it’s also important that you make sure their teeth and gums don’t fall victim to decay and disease. Here are four tips to remember that will ensure your child’s smile remains healthy even while they combat the cold or flu. 


4 Tips to Enjoy a Cavity-Free, Healthy Thanksgiving This Year

November 9, 2021

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a table of Thanksgiving food

When it comes to the holidays, it can be hard to keep tiny fingers and mouths away from the deliciously sweet and delectable treats that are readily available. While you may set the rule of “no dessert until after dinner,” you may find your kids are sneaking a scoop of whip cream or one of grandma’s cookies when you’re not looking. To ensure you and your family enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving, here are four tips designed to help your child maintain cavity-free smiles throughout the holidays this year.


Trick or Treat! 10 Halloween Candy Alternatives to Save Young Smiles

October 6, 2021

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kids with pumpkin buckets for trick-or-treating

It’s that time of year again when trick-or-treaters are preparing to come door-to-door to fill their buckets with sugary sweets. While plenty of bowls will be full of every kind of candy imaginable, you may be thinking about other options that offer fun and excitement without the potential for cavities. Here are 10 Halloween candy alternatives you don’t have to feel guilty about handing out and young costume-wearers will love.

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