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  • Understanding the Development of Your Child’s Teeth

    Children's teeth develop between pregnancy and about age 12 when the last adult teeth apart from wisdom teeth erupt. According to Kids Health, a child has 20 primary (or “baby”) teeth at birth, some of which are fully developed in their jaw and ready to erupt between 6 and 12 months of age. The development of dentistry for children as a field moves with your child through their life, until the...
  • 12 Steps to Caring for a Baby’s Teeth

    It's never too early to start caring for your baby's teeth! Taking care of a baby's teeth requires more than just brushing, so it's important to understand the detailed steps involved in promoting oral health. Nurturing and caring for a baby's teeth is essential to ensure healthy development and growth. Did you know oral health affects your child's appearance? As teeth are an external part of the ...
  • Are Sports Drinks Affecting My Kids Teeth?

    Parents should be particularly concerned about their children's oral health as they transition into their teen years. As a parent, it's important to realize that diet plays a key role in teen oral care. In that case, it's better to focus on preventive care and stay informed about what your child eats and drinks. This ensures good oral health as your child further transitions into adulthood. One co...
  • Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Make Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

    When was the last time you took your kids for their first dental exams or had them take care of their first tooth brushing themselves? If you're lucky enough that your children haven't started teething, you don't need to worry too much about their teeth and gums until they have problems. But the good news is that they will need regular checkups and dental visits once they get those first baby teet...
  • 3 Habits to Ensure Proper Oral Health for Your Child

    As a child, losing teeth is an exciting reality. Although it is natural for children to lose baby teeth to make room for their permanent, adult teeth, oral health care is important from the start. Instilling good oral care habits in children while they’re young is the best way to set them up for success. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20% of ch...
  • Top Toys for Your Teething Baby

    Teething can be a frustrating time for both infants and caregivers. It can be extremely uncomfortable for the infant and difficult for caregivers to see their baby in pain. Teething is an important milestone in an infant’s development and there is no way to completely prevent discomfort. However, teething toys may provide some relief and soothe the child. Why Use Teething Toys When a teeth...
  • 4 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy This Fall

    Fall is right around the corner, which means now is the time when families start to enjoy pumpkin spice, apple pie, and other wonderful treats. While the harvest season is definitely a great time for food, it's also a time when it's important to pay close attention to your dental health as well as your child's. But how can you take good care of your teeth while also enjoying all that fall has t...
  • How to Make Sure Your Child Is Brushing Their Teeth Properly

    It's our duty as parents to show our kids how to maintain proper oral hygiene. Sometimes kids may not like brushing their teeth or might want to rush through the process. Besides taking them to the local pediatric dentist when the situation calls for it, here are more tips for helping your kids brush their teeth properly so they have healthy teeth. Don't Compromise You should never compromis...
  • What Can I Do When My Child Has a Cavity?

    It's not uncommon for kids to have cavities. In fact, one in every seven kids in the U.S. has at least one cavity. The good news is, if your child has a cavity, there are steps you can take to prevent it from hurting your child and impacting the rest of their dental health. Here are a few key things to do when your child has a cavity. Take the Cavity Seriously First and foremost, you need to...
  • Does Chewing Gum Really Have Benefits?

    Gum is definitely one of the top fan-favorites when it comes to candy. From a long-lasting chew to blowing bubbles, it's no wonder why kids love it. But is chewing gum actually bad for you? Or is it true that gum helps keep the bad bacteria away from your teeth? Here, we'll dive into some of the surprising benefits of chewing gum and some of the common myths about this sweet treat. Chewing G...