Baby teeth are those 20 teeth you’ll eventually see emerge in your child’s mouth. Starting at around the age of six months all the way up to nearly three years of age, primary teeth will continue to make an appearance. At around age six, kids will begin to shed their...
Childhood tooth decay is unfortunately common, with 1 in 5 children from ages 5-11 having at least one decayed tooth that’s not treated . Since early tooth decay normally doesn’t have any symptoms, children can often have cavities and not know it until the decay progresses to the point...
Did you know February is Children’s Dental Health Month? Children’s Dental Health Month is designed to encourage parents to take proper care of their children’s teeth, as well as to raise awareness of how common cavities are in young children. Children are susceptible to tooth decay as soon as they...
Your children’s baby teeth play several important roles. Not only do they help support proper development of their permanent teeth, but they also help your little one to speak and chew properly . While you took good care of your child’s teeth while they were infants and toddlers, as...
Baby bottle tooth decay can happen when a child is exposed to the sugar in certain liquids for a long period of time, which can impact tooth enamel and lead to extensive tooth decay. Essentially, any liquid that’s not water can cause this condition, even breastmilk. Liquids such as milk, juice, breastmilk,...
Your baby’s first tooth will typically emerge between six months and one year of age. As soon as your baby has teeth, they are susceptible to tooth decay, making it essential that you properly care for your baby’s oral health. How can you keep your baby’s teeth healthy as they grow? Here...
Baby bottle tooth decay is a nickname for tooth decay that happens in babies and toddlers. While this type of decay can happen to any teeth in your child’s mouth, it’s most common in the upper front teeth. Prolonged exposure to sugar causes baby bottle tooth decay, meaning that when your child consumes...
When deciding whether or not to use a pacifier for your baby, you want to know which options are best for their oral health. Incorrect pacifier use could lead to problems with your child’s jaw and teeth development, so it’s understandable that you’d want to make the right choice! There are several...
Your child’s primary teeth begin to come in just a few months after their birth. By the time your child reaches their first birthday, they should have their first tooth! As your baby begins to get those first teeth in, you might be wondering when their first dental visit should happen, or...
Thumb-sucking is a natural and common habit among infants and toddlers, and generally not a cause for concern. Most children will stop sucking their thumb on their own between the ages of three and six . However, some children continue the habit and need intervention from parents to stop. If...