Big Smiles for Children's Dental Health
This month is National Children's Dental Health Month. You can celebrate by promoting good dental health habits with your kids.
Children's Dental Health
When do you take your baby to the dentist? When do you start brushing your baby's teeth? What toothpaste should you use?
AAP Issues New Fluoride Recommendations
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently looked at how well fluoride prevented cavities in children. The AAP found that fluoride prevented tooth decay and issued a few new recommendations.
Topical Painkillers for Teething Pain May Cause Serious Harm, FDA Warns
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that a certain oral pain reliever should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.
Preventing Dental Caries in Kids
From the moment your child's first tooth erupts, bacteria has the ability to cause caries, or tooth decay leading to cavities. Dental caries are actually the leading chronic disease among young children in the US.
Reducing Tooth Decay in Children
Children tend to have a difficult time maintaining a clean mouth. And an unclean mouth can lead to a host of dental problems, including tooth decay. With that in mind, researchers recently set out to see if fluoride varnish was effective and safe for preventing tooth decay in children and teens.
Cleaning Breastfed Baby’s New Teeth
Breastfeeding is a great way to give babies a healthy future. Recently, the dental community has debated about how to keep breastfed babies' teeth healthy.
When Kids Dread the Dentist
Fear of the dentist has been mocked in countless films and TV shows. However, it's a very real concern for many people – especially children. Being afraid of the dentist can lead to long-term problems with oral health.
Bigger, Badder Tooth From Poverty
Keeping your teeth healthy is hard to do, especially when poverty is a factor. And for kids growing up in hard economic times, keeping the entire body healthy is a real challenge.
Researchers have discovered a new type of bacteria associated with severe cavities in early childhood.