Growing Children

Brushing and Flossing Children’s Teeth

What your child eats affects his or her teeth. Too many carbohydrates, sugar (for example, from cake, cookies, candies, milk, and other sugary foods and beverages), and starches (for example, pretzels and potato chips) can cause tooth decay. How long carbohydrates remain on the teeth is the main culprit that leads to tooth decay. The best thing […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About Baby Teeth

Baby teeth are just as prone to cavities as permanent or ‘adult’ teeth. When a baby tooth falls out prematurely or is lost to decay, other teeth can tilt into the empty spaces and it can cause a delay in eruption, as the ‘gate-keeper’ is now lost. Teaching children to look after their baby teeth […]

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Dental care for children

The key to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood is to practice proper oral hygiene. Even adults can get cavities, as well as gum disease, that can lead to serious problems. Throughout your adult life, it’s important to continue to: Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque-the sticky film on your […]

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8 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

You can keep your child from getting tooth decay by starting his dental care early. Follow these steps to prevent cavities and keep his beautiful smile healthy. 1. Get a Checkup Your child should see a dentist by his first birthday. Early preventive care saves you money in the long run. A CDC report shows that dental care costs are nearly 40% lower […]

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