Category Archives: Infants & Children

Stocking Stuffers to Boost Dental Health

This holiday season, it’s important to remember that all of the added treats require special attention to be placed on dental health. People who find themselves running low on things to put in their loved one’s stocking should consider sticking … Continue reading

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Vaccine for Tooth Decay

For most of the twentieth century, the only way dentists could treat cavities was to “drill and fill.” But what if cavities never formed to begin with, thanks to a vaccine painlessly squirted into the nostrils in the first few … Continue reading

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Mother’s Gum Disease Linked to Infants Death

Pregnant woman’s gingivitis caused baby to be stillborn, scientists say Pregnant women with untreated gum disease may have more at stake than just their teeth. They may also be risking the lives of their babies, a new study shows. Expectant … Continue reading

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Why Your Child May Need a Space Maintainer

Children may need space maintainers if they lose a tooth early or have a baby (primary) tooth extracted due to dental decay. If either is the case, it is important to know the benefits of using a space maintainer and … Continue reading

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Endodontic Treatment in Children

Endodontic treatment involves the pulp of a tooth. The pulp contains the tooth’s nerve. It also contains blood vessels that give the tooth oxygen and nutrients. When the pulp is injured or infected, endodontic treatment is often done to try … Continue reading

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Sedation Techniques

Conscious Sedation Some children can become anxious when they see the dentist. As a result, they may not be able to relax or sit still long enough to receive treatment. The dentist may suggest giving these children a form of … Continue reading

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Seal Out Dental Decay

What are Dental Sealants? Sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants are put on in dentists’ offices, clinics, and sometimes in schools. Getting sealants put on is simple and painless. Sealants are … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Age 1 Dental Visit

Overview New parents often ask, “When should my child first see a dentist?” The short answer is “First visit by first birthday.” That’s the view of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatricians agree. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests … Continue reading

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Smart Snacks for Healthy Teeth

What’s Wrong with Sugary Snacks, Anyway? Sugary snacks taste so good — but they aren’t so good for your teeth or your body. The candies, cakes, cookies, and other sugary foods that kids love to eat between meals can cause … Continue reading

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Brushing and Flossing Your Child’s Teeth

Brushing Most children spend less than a minute brushing their teeth. Oral health care professionals recommend, however, that they brush for two to three minutes. If it helps, try putting a timer in the bathroom or giving your child a … Continue reading

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