[Video] Kids teach kids about dental hygiene

Ask your children to sit with you as they watch this and answer any questions they have. This great video gives your kids a chance to learn from other kids some of the best dental health practices.

[VIDEO] Your child’s teething and tooth-loss timeline

Even before your baby was born, tooth buds were developing under his gums. Here’s when pearly whites tend to appear – and when baby teeth fall out to make way for permanent ones. Rest assured that this is a rough guideline. It’s perfectly normal for a baby’s first tooth to show up at 3 months…

Your Child’s Teething Timeline

Your baby’s teeth development normally begins while it’s still in the womb. At about five weeks gestation, the first buds of the primary teeth appear in the baby’s jaws. At birth, the baby has a full set of 20 primary teeth hidden within the gums. Your baby’s first set of teeth to appear are known as…

Caring for Your Baby’s Teeth

After weeks of watching your baby drool and fuss, you finally spot that first little tooth bud popping up through the gums. Over the next couple of years, your baby’s gummy smile will gradually be replaced by two rows of baby teeth. Baby teeth may be small, but they’re important. They act as placeholders for…

Baby Teeth: Order of appearance (pictures)

When will your baby’s teeth come in? Most baby teeth, also known as milk teeth, emerge in a certain order. Here’s what you’re likely to see as your baby moves from gums to pearly whites. Lower central incisors The bottom middle teeth typically emerge first, between five months and 10 months. Tooth development is hereditary,…

[Video] Teething in a baby

There are many reasons for joy in the life of young parents after the birth of a baby: a baby`s smile, his first words and steps. The period of primary tooth eruption, the symptoms of which often frighten adults much, takes a special place among the important moments of child development. The baby becomes bothersome,…

Early Tooth Growth 5: Dental Emergencies

Toothache If your child has a sore tooth, gently clean the area. Use floss to clear out any food that may be stuck in or near the tooth. Have them rinse their mouth with warm water or warm salt water. Do not apply heat to the gum or tooth. If your child’s cheek or face…

Early Tooth Growth 4: Childhood Dental Treatment

Caring For Primary Teeth It is essential to take good care of your child’s primary teeth (sometimes called baby teeth). Neglecting cavities or other problems in these teeth can lead to problems in their gums and permanent teeth. Though your child will lose these teeth as they grow, primary teeth play important roles in your…

Early Tooth Growth 3: Avoiding Bad Habits

Baby Bottle Tooth decay Infants and young children can have a much higher risk of tooth decay if they frequently are put to bed (for a nap or for the night) with a bottle containing juice or milk. The sugars pool around the infant’s teeth as they sleep, letting bacteria produce acids that wear away…

Early Tooth Growth 2: Establishing Good Habits

Perinatal Care Even before your child is born, you can set the foundation for good oral care. Pregnant mothers should take care of their own oral health to help increase the health of the baby. There is an association between mothers with oral disease and low birth weight and/or preterm birth.  Tooth Brushing It’s important…