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Visits to the dentist, doctor and other unfamiliar places can be frightening for young children. At the dentist, strange-looking equipment, prodding around in the mouth and bright lights can make a trip less than comfortable. However, there are some ways parents can make a trip to the dentist a positive experience. 1. Start young. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry…Continue reading
You might not have to worry about cavities, fillings or braces just yet, but your child's dental care regimen starts even before his first tooth sprouts. Babies, toddlers and young children all need different types of dental care from their parents. Here are some of the ways you can make sure your child is developing a healthy smile throughout early…Continue reading
Whether we understand it fully or not, every part of our body is essentially made to protect another piece. Your teeth are no exception – the way that your teeth align is essential in keeping the other areas of your mouth safe. Your upper teeth keep you from biting your cheeks or lips and your lower teeth help protect the…Continue reading
You may have gotten some mixed messages about fluoride and kids. Starting kids on fluoride products too young is bad, but not getting enough of this tooth-strengthening mineral can also be detrimental to their dental health. In fact, about 50 percent of children have at least one cavity by the age of 5 – something fluoride can help prevent. So…Continue reading