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Children’s Oral Health: Developing Positive Habits

Why Children's Oral Health Is So Important We all want the best for our children in all aspects of life. And that applies to their teeth as well! One of the best gifts you can provide for your little loved ones is to teach them proper dental hygiene—right from the very beginning. Developing children's oral health habits early in life will make them more likely to carry it on through [...]

Children’s Oral Health: Developing Positive Habits2022-06-07T08:00:52-07:00

Dental Habits… for Kids!

Creating good dental habits can last a lifetime! We all want the best for our children. And that includes their teeth as well! Even though we do get two sets of teeth, it's just as essential to treat baby teeth (also known as primary teeth) as if they were their last. That's because instilling children with good dental habits will carry through into adolescence and adulthood. Indeed, perhaps even the [...]

Dental Habits… for Kids!2021-09-28T08:00:39-07:00

Developing Good Habits

To Protect Children's Teeth Food & Drink Eating and drinking habits are the biggest factors in preventing childhood cavities. But, just as important as what children eat, is when they eat it. To encourage positive eating habits and prevent cavities, limit eating time to 4 or 5 periods during the day (rather than continuous snacking). By reducing the amount of time that food directly contacts teeth, you help reduce the [...]

Developing Good Habits2020-06-09T08:00:19-07:00

Baby Teeth—Take Them Seriously

You probably know that it's important to take care of a child's baby teeth, but do you understand why? It's a common question that patients have. "Why worry about a baby tooth if it's eventually going to fall out?" Well, for starters, baby teeth are around a little longer than you might think. Incisors (front teeth) fall out around age 5 or 6, while molars are last to fall out [...]

Baby Teeth—Take Them Seriously2019-11-26T08:00:17-08:00

The Important Role of Baby Teeth

Seemingly Temporary and Dispensable, Baby Teeth Play an Important Role Why do we have two sets of teeth? Initially, the jaw is too small for a full set of adult teeth. Baby teeth serve their purpose just till the jaw develops enough room for adult teeth to form and push them out. This usually begins by age 6 or 7. Why worry about cavities in baby teeth? While baby teeth [...]

The Important Role of Baby Teeth2019-04-09T08:00:12-07:00

Let’s Trend Towards Better Oral Health

Tooth decay is declining in everyone except among preschoolers. What can you do to give your kids a better future? Before the first tooth comes in, wipe baby's mouth clean with a damp washcloth. Once a tooth emerges, use a soft toothbrush twice daily for about 3 minutes. Kids are old enough to brush their own teeth when they can write their own name (which displays the dexterity required for [...]

Let’s Trend Towards Better Oral Health2019-02-26T08:00:31-08:00

Are First Teeth Just Born to Lose?

Kids' teeth—paying special attention to them lays a firm foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth. They're milestones in your child's development, those first teeth. You mark the date in the baby book when the first baby tooth works its way through the gum. You record the day when that first loose tooth lets go, leaving an oh-so-cute gap in the grin and a bit of cash beneath the pillow. [...]

Are First Teeth Just Born to Lose?2017-08-01T00:00:04-07:00

Baby Teeth and Teething

Being mammals, we sport two sets of teeth, the primaries and the permanent. Assuming Mom has already lent strength to her baby's teeth during pregnancy—beginning from week seven of prenatal life—teeth grow through two stages. In the first permutation, teeth take shape; in the second, the cells are actually transformed to perform different functions. All this is percolating as you enjoy pickles and ice cream. When your baby is born, [...]

Baby Teeth and Teething2016-08-09T00:00:34-07:00

Check Your Dental I.Q.

Read each question and choose the best answer. Scoring below. 1. The best toothbrush bristle is: (a) Medium (b) Hard (c) soft (d) electric 2. Teeth grinding and gnashing (bruxism) can lead to: (a) a pain in the neck (b) Sore teeth (c) Headaches (d) all of the above 3. The dentist’s word for cavities: (a) holey teeth (b) caries (c) cartels (d) fillings 4. Straightening of the teeth is [...]

Check Your Dental I.Q.2015-10-20T00:00:01-07:00

5 Ways to Protect Children’s Teeth at Home

Parents typically provide oral hygiene care until the child is old enough to take personal responsibility for the daily dental health routine of brushing and flossing. A proper regimen of home preventive care for children's teeth is important from the day your child is born. Clean your infant's gums with a clean, damp cloth. Ask your dentist if you may rub a tiny dab of toothpaste on the gums. As [...]

5 Ways to Protect Children’s Teeth at Home2014-07-01T00:00:11-07:00
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