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...
Your baby is born with all their primary teeth already in their jaw. In rare cases, a child will be born with one or more visible teeth, but for the majority of parents, they won’t see their children’s teeth begin to come in until around the age of six...
Primary teeth, sometimes referred to as baby teeth, play an essential role in your child’s smile. Their health can influence the health of your child’s permanent teeth even before they erupt through the gumline, and baby teeth that are lost prematurely can impact more than the alignment of your...
Although your baby won’t be born with visible teeth, it won’t be long before you’ll see their pearly whites begin to emerge! Baby teeth pave the way for adult teeth to come in, allowing each tooth to have its place. Although baby teeth will be lost over the course...
Is your child used to the dentist or do they dread getting their regular checkups and cleanings? Whether or not your child is accustomed to the dentist, it can be difficult getting kids to feel good about seeing an oral healthcare professional. However, seeing a dentist in their early years is...
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common condition in which plaque builds up on the teeth and can cause the gum tissue to become inflamed. As gum disease progresses, an active infection can ensue underneath the gumline, which can lead to loose teeth and eventually tooth loss. While periodontal disease can...