Did you know that candy is not the No. 1 cavity-causing food? You'll probably be thrilled to learn that dark chocolate actually promotes good dental health. The worst food for your teeth may surprise you.Read Full Story
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that kids should visit a pediatric dentist when their first tooth comes in or by their first birthday. Our checklist will help you pick the best pediatric dentist to fit you and your family’s dental needs.Read Full Story
When your baby’s first tooth appears at about age 1, it's exciting — but how do you care for it? You need to start wiping, says Jonathan Shenkin, DDS, MPH, a pediatric dentist in Augusta, Maine, and faculty in health policy and pediatric dentistry at Boston University. Polish teeth with a damp washcloth or a piece of gauze after each feeding, and be sure to schedule their first dental visit no later than one year.Read Full Story
You know the guidelines: Your kids should brush teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes to help prevent tooth decay, cavities and promote oral health. But how often do your kids actually brush for the full two minutes? To kids, two minutes can feel like an eternity!Read Full Story
Once your youngster starts shedding baby teeth, parents are faced with a big question: How much does the tooth fairy pay these days? From big bucks left under your kiddo's tooth pillow to small gifts in place of tooth money, find out what real parents are saying about how much the tooth fairy pays in their house.Read Full Story
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