Teaching Your Child the Importance of Dental Care Early On

One of the best things you can do for your child is to teach proper oral hygiene. This will help prevent tooth decay and tooth loss, and even primary (or baby) teeth are important for chewing, speech and self-esteem. Until at least 24 months, you should clean your child’s teeth yourself, and skip the toothpaste until he or she can avoid swallowing it.
When your child is ready to begin

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4 Surefire Ways For Motivating Kids To Brush Their Teeth

Let’s face it. Brushing one’s teeth is not high on the list of fun things to do for anyone, let alone your kids. Oral hygiene, though, is crucial to anyone’s overall health and should become an important part of a person’s daily routine. That routine needs to be established as a child even though it is difficult to accomplish. Here are four ways to help in motivating kids to brush

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The Benefits of Dairy

When you were young, you may have heard from your mother that in order to grow strong bones you needed to drink your milk. Well, mother was right. Drinking milk or getting enough dairy products is absolutely essential to young children whose bones and teeth are still growing. There are several benefits to getting the recommended daily allowance of dairy. Strong bones and teeth are one.
To understand why dairy

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When to bring your child to the dentist for their first visit?

Most experts agree a child’s first dental visit should be before age 1, or when their first tooth appears. This is especially true for children with a high risk of early childhood cavities. Parents with a history of oral health issues should be vigilant with their child’s oral health care and make sure their child sees a dentist at the proper time. After the first visit, children need to see

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What’s a Pulpotomy?

Underneath the exterior of a tooth is a pocket filled with nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. This is known as the “pulp” of the tooth. When a tooth has a bad cavity, the pulp of the tooth is exposed. This can be very painful, because the sensitive nerves and tissue are vulnerable. If your child is complaining of a toothache, it might be because he has a large cavity.

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