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on questions that parents have submitted to Dr. J

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    Which electric toothbrush do you recommend for my child? There are two very popular brands in the US: Sonicare Braun (by Oral-B) Both brands are well known and easy to purchase and they each have at least one kids version. We recommend the Braun Electric toothbrush for children given its lower cost and smaller head. Also, the Sonicare’s oscillation can be a bit tricky for the upper lip/nose of a young child.

    Electric toothbrush for my child

    Dr J will explain if an electric toothbrush is better for your child , he also shows how to brush with an electric toothbrush and how to choose the best electric toothbrush for your child....
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    When can my child brush their own teeth?

    Around the age of 6 is a pretty common practice, although there are a few factors you should consider before letting your child brush their own teeth. ...
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    mouthwash for kids?

    Do you recommend mouthwash for my child?

    Is mouthwash recommended for kids? Is it safe? How old should a child be to start using mouthwash? Check out Dr J’s answer and recommendations ...
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    My child grinds his teeth

    You may notice your child grinds his teeth at night while sleeping. While it is very common, the causes are not so well known. Is a custom night guard needed? ...
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    My child has a cavity

    One of the most common questions I hear is "my child has a cavity, how can I best delay treating it?" Dr J will explain what toothpaste to use, the benefits of Silver Diamide Fluoride and much more......
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    What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

    Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is approved by the FDA for use by pediatric dentists as a desensitizer and to delay treatment for your child's cavity. Dr J will explain if it's a good idea for your child....
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    What Are Sealants?

    Dr. J explains what are sealants, are they are a good option for your child. Can you apply a sealant on top of a cavity? Can teeth that have sealants still get cavities?...
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    What toothpaste do you recommend for my child?

    Fluoride or fluoride-free toothpaste? How much toothpaste do you recommend I use for my child? These are typical questions every parent has, find out what pediatric dentists recommend ...

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