Your child’s first dental visit should happen around the time they get their first tooth in, typically between the ages of six months and one year. This first visit allows your child’s dentist to ensure that their tooth development is on track, discuss oral hygiene, and ensure your little...
Your child’s permanent teeth will need to last them for life. Even your child’s baby teeth play a role in their oral health and tooth alignment, so taking the best possible care of your child’s smile is imperative to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. One in four children...
During their life, your child will grow their primary teeth, shed them, and get their permanent in. In total, your child will have grown 20 primary teeth and 32 permanent teeth in their lifetime—that’s a lot of teeth! Since teeth play an instrumental role in your child’s speech development, ability...
Pacifiers are generally most helpful for babies that are six months old or younger; however, some parents choose to use pacifiers past this age, up to one year . When looking for the best pacifier for your infant, what should you be looking for? Here are some of the...
Although your baby’s teeth won’t come in until they’re about six months old, you can start wiping your baby’s gums after each feeding. As your baby’s teeth come in, you can gently brush and floss them to prevent tooth decay and keep them healthy. But at what point should...
Your child’s baby teeth will eventually become loose and fall out, leaving room for the permanent teeth to erupt through the gum tissue. Children typically lose their primary teeth in the same order that the teeth came in, which means your child’s incisors should become loose around age six...
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders encompass problems with the joints that connect your jaw to your skull on either side of your head. These joints can be affected by arthritis, inflammation and even a misaligned bite. Millions of people suffer from problems associated with TMJ disorders, which can lead to...
Getting your kids to eat healthy can be a challenge! Yet, healthy foods are so important for your child’s well-being, especially when it comes to their dental health. Encouraging your child to eat healthy foods can not only support their oral health now, but set the foundation for them to...
Keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy are essential to their development. As your child gets older and begins to develop habits and routines of their own, taking care of their oral health should be among them! How can you start developing an oral care routine with your child now...
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...