teeth

Eco Dental Care Tips For Tots, And Preparing For The Tooth Fairy

By Inhabitots

We all know what hard work it is for baby to sprout those teeth, and we have some eco dental care tips to keep your tot's pearly whites shining bright. Start with a BPA-free toothbrush. » Read more

Baby Teeth Development: Order of Baby Teeth Eruption

Your baby’s teeth begin forming while your baby is still in the womb, but you probably won’t see your baby’s first tooth until he is about six months. Your baby was born with a full set of primary teeth, also known as baby teeth. Even though you can’t see his baby teeth, they are there waiting to erupt underneath the gums. » Read more

Dealing with Teething

Many times when a baby is fussy or cranky, his discomfort is chalked up to “teething.” But the truth is, we don’t know that much about what teething really feels like for a baby because they can’t tell us and because they may cry for any number of reasons. » Read more

Your Child’s Teeth: Good Brushing, Bad Foods, and More!

By Jennifer Klam

You can tell a lot about someone by the health of their mouth. New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the health of your body as a whole. Good oral health may actually prevent certain diseases from occurring, while poor oral hygiene can actually lead to other complications, including digestion problems and problems with the heart and other major organs. » Read more

Children’s Dental Health: Why Are My Child’s Teeth Yellow?

When your child smiles, does she flash a set of pearly whites? Or, are her teeth various shades of yellow? What causes this tooth discoloration and what can you do about it? Getting to the root of your child's dental issue is the key. Read on to find some causes of tooth discoloration in children. Dental Woes Can Begin in Infancy » Read more

Infant Drooling - Is This Teething?

Drooling is a normal stage in a baby’s development, and in some cases, it may announce that the baby is teething. The first tooth typically appears when the baby is 6 months old; however, it is not uncommon for it to appear when the baby is 3 or 14 months old. The time when the teeth start to appear depends on when the parents started sprouting teeth. » Read more

Getting Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

By Armin Brott

Dear Mr. Dad: Our five-year old refuses to brush his teeth—almost every night my wife and I end up screaming at him (and each other) and he ends up in tears. We’re thinking about bagging the whole idea. Does he really need to be brushing his teeth at this age? » Read more

Dental Care During Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

Is dental care safe during pregnancy? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), annual exams and routine cleanings during your pregnancy are perfectly safe and recommended. Make sure to let your dentist know that you are expecting. Some women may need dental procedures such as fillings, root canals or crowns during pregnancy. » Read more