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Homemade Toothpaste for Children

Many parents are looking for ways to live simpler, greener and healthier. For some, this means living organically. This trend extends to making your own cleaners, shampoos, soaps and even toothpaste using all-natural ingredients found around the home. Not only are such items often better for your health, they can also be less expensive than their commercial counterparts.

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Lethal Toothpaste?

I wrote this on a local news blog a couple of years ago and since the topic of flouride toothpaste was brought up on a local mom website it reminded me of it. I figured it would be a great thing to share here: My daughter, Alexis,was rushed to the ER yesterday and over something that most of us wouldn’t forsee being a huge health risk to our child(ren). I woke up today to find my daughter standing over me sucking on a tube of toothpaste (Colgate) in bubble gum flavor. I grabbed it and thought nothing of it.

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Early Childhood Caries (ECC)

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, Baby Bottle Syndrome, Nursing Bottle Mouth, Early Childhood Caries (ECC); these are all terms for tooth decay in a child 6 years old or younger with: 1 or more decayed teeth Missing teeth (resulting from tooth decay) Filled surfaces in any primary (baby) tooth Tooth decay in baby teeth leads to tooth decay in adult teeth. It Can Happen to Your Child

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Problems From Losing Baby Teeth

Baby teeth don’t remain in your child’s mouth forever. These temporary placeholders, which first begin to erupt around the first half-year of your child’s life and start falling out around the age of 6 years, require diligent care. Problems result when your child loses baby teeth too early — and some of these complications can be serious.

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What Age Do Kids Lose Their Baby Teeth?

Teething is an important part of childhood development. Infants use their sensitive oral faculties to explore their environment and will gum and chew any object they can fit into their mouths. Primary teeth, sometimes referred to as baby teeth, are essential for helping children chew their food and learn to speak. Baby teeth also serve as a placeholder of sorts for the permanent teeth that will emerge later.