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Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent diseases in children and teenagers. In fact, by the time they start kindergarten, more than 40 percent of children already have cavities. Fortunately, tooth decay in kids can be prevented with good oral care. As soon as baby teeth appear, it’s time to start taking care of them. Here is a nine-point,…Continue reading
The proper care of the teeth and gums is a something every parent has a duty to teach their children. Beginning even before the first tooth erupts in a child’s mouth, parents need to make pediatric dental care habits a priority. Fortunately, by applying the tips that follow below and making routine visits to a pediatric dentist, helping kids build…Continue reading
Using dental floss is essential for keeping a healthy smile throughout life. Flossing removes plaque and residual food in the spaces between teeth where a brush can’t reach. As soon as two teeth touch each other, using dental floss should become part of your children’s daily oral health routine. When they are coordinated enough to handle the floss easily, it’s…Continue reading
Parents of athletes and pediatric dentists know that tooth decay in children is only one reason kids end up at the dentist’s office. Accidental tooth loss is common, and sports dental injuries are a major culprit. In fact, between 13 and 29 percent of all dental injuries occur during sports activities. These injuries usually affect at least one front tooth,…Continue reading
Losing baby teeth can be an exciting prospect for little ones who have just learned about the tooth fairy, and it’s an important milestone for both kids and parents. Here are a few general facts and tips about the process. How Many Teeth Do Children Lose from Start to Finish? Each child has 20 baby teeth that usually erupt by…Continue reading
Great oral care is the best way to prevent dental cavities in children, and teaching kids good habits early sets the stage for a lifelong healthy smile. Just like a wholesome diet and exercise helps bodies stay fit, good oral hygiene helps prevent child tooth decay. The American Dental Association (ADA) offers great advice for preventing cavities in children. The…Continue reading
One of the first dental habits that children develop is brushing their teeth. Yet making good dental care a habit isn’t always easy. Kids can be challenging and don’t always want to stay on schedules. Fortunately, parents can help their kids become better brushers and learn to develop good dental care habits by brushing up on these tooth brushing tips…Continue reading