Category Archives: Infants & Children

Early Childhood Cavities

Sometimes called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, Early Childhood Cavities is a serious disease that can destroy your child’s teeth – but it can be prevented. What Causes Early Childhood Cavities? Letting your baby fall asleep with a bottle. When your … Continue reading

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How Do I Care for My Toddler’s Teeth?

How Do I Care for My Toddler’s Teeth?Passing on good oral habits to your child is one of the most important health lessons you can teach them. This means helping him or her brush twice a day, showing the proper … Continue reading

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Safety Chart

Safety and Your Teeth Dental injuires can often be prevented — especially if you know what to watch out for. This chart can help you do just that. Fill in the specific areas that you know may prove dangerous. Cause … Continue reading

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Common Questions

Is Breast-feeding Better than Bottle-feeding in Preventing Early Childhood Cavities? Many experts recommend breast-feeding over bottle-feeding for the overall health of your child. However, breast-feeding can lead to Early Childhood Cavities in the same way that bottle-feeding can. To prevent … Continue reading

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Oral Health for Children

How Do I Help My Children Care for Their Teeth and Prevent Cavities? Teaching your child proper oral care at a young age is an investment in his or her health that will pay lifelong dividends. You can start by … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Mouth

The Primary Teeth When infants are born, almost all of their primary (baby) teeth already have formed. These teeth are still hidden in the gums. They usually begin to erupt or cut through the gums at about 6 months of … Continue reading

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Thrush (Candidiasis)

What Is It? Thrush is the common name for a mouth infection caused by an overgrowth of the Candida fungus. This fungus normally lives in many people’s mouths. Thrush is a surface infection. It can affect the corners of the … Continue reading

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Can Pacifiers and Baby Bottles Ruin My Baby’s Teeth?

Sucking is a natural reflex that babies first start to develop and practice even before they are born. Sucking is a normal part of development that is comforting to children well into their first years of life. In fact, sucking … Continue reading

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How Do I Care for My Infant’s Teeth?

How Do I Care for My Baby’s Teeth? Good oral care starts from the beginning of your child’s life. Even before his or her first teeth emerge, certain factors can affect their future appearance and health. For instance, tetracycline, a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Baby Teeth

Baby teeth (or primary teeth) are temporary, so why do we care about them? Many parents overlook the importance of baby teeth and don’t realize they serve functions other than biting and chewing. Several important functions include: They reserve space … Continue reading

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