Posts tagged: Kids

Why Worry About Baby Teeth

Why Worry About Baby Teeth

Baby (or primary) teeth (also called deciduous teeth because they fall out, just like deciduous trees shed their leaves) aren't going to be in the mouth for very long-so why should a parent worry about decay, crooked teeth, or a tooth lost in an accident? Why spend money on fillings...

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Topical Fluoride

Why Fluoride? Preventing Decay: Bacterial plaque and sugar produce acid in the mouth, which can soften and eventually damage tooth enamel. Demineralization is the process by which the acid erodes minerals from the teeth. After eating, acid in the saliva attacks calcium and phosphorous beneath the surface of the tooth....

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First Visit

First Visit

When is the best age to bring a child to the dentist for the first time? Opinions vary. Some dentists suggest that a child should be brought at twelve months, the age at which plaque develops, and parents should be shown how to remove it. Some dentists believe a one-year-old's...

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Starting Early: Oral Care for Kids

Starting Early: Oral Care for Kids

Prevention seems almost too simple to work, but it does. Perhaps it is more convincing if we look again at what is involved when home dental care is neglected-the kinds of problems that keep your dentist and the specialists wDental hygiene should be taught at a young age in order...

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