Oral Care for Children

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  • Developing Teeth: Moving From Primary To Permanent

    Because there are more permanent teeth than primary teeth, the permanent premolars come in behind the primary molars.
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  • Kids Toothpaste, Toothbrushes and More

    So many toothpastes are on the market today, choosing one can be confusing. When buying toothpaste for your child, look for one that contains fluoride and tastes good. Some toothpastes also are approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA Seal of Acceptance means that the manufacturer has provided data proving that the toothpaste is safe and effective. Some manufacturers choose not to seek the ADA seal of approval. So, toothpastes without the ADA seal also may be safe and work well, but their performance has not been evaluated by the ADA.
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  • Importance of Childhood Oral Hygiene & the Role of Parents

    The foundation for healthy permanent teeth in children and teenagers is laid during the first years of life. Poor diet, poor habits of food intake and inadequate toothbrushing habits during the first 2 years of life have been shown in several studies to be related to tooth decay in children. The development of caries in primary teeth further increases the risk of developing caries in permanent teeth.
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  • Why Your Child May Need a Space Maintainer

    Early tooth loss may require a space maintainer which allows the permanent tooth to grow in properly.
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  • How To Brush - Teeth Brushing Techniques

    Proper brushing takes at least two minutes – that's right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration.
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  • Mouth-Healthy Eating

    If you want to prevent cavities, how often you eat can be just as important as what you eat. That's because food affects your teeth and mouth long after you
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