Taking care of your child's pearly whites is important, particularly as his temporary baby teeth give way to his permanent ones. As a parent, you likely take great care to ensure that your child brushes and maintains his smile. If your child loses a tooth prematurely, your response can determine whether this tooth can be placed back. Primary vs. Permanent Teeth While losing … [Read more...] about Premature Tooth Loss in Children
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Gum and tooth pain during pregnancy is not uncommon, but discomfort is usually a symptom of a more serious underlying dental condition. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, roughly 50 percent of all pregnant women develop gingivitis, or an inflammation of the gums. Left untreated, gingivitis can lead to more severe periodontal disease, causing a uncomfortable … [Read more...] about Pregnancy & Tooth Pain
Like most people, we’ve had the same tooth fairy since my children first started losing their teeth several years ago. When I was a kid, I used to think that there was just one tooth fairy who serviced the entire tooth-losing population of the world. But now that I’m a mom, I’ve come to realize that actually, there’s a whole network of tooth fairies. Each one … [Read more...] about Our Tooth Fairy is a Slacker!
What do LED lights and hidden web cams have to do with getting your child to brush his teeth? In most cases, nothing. But, scientists at the National Taiwan University created an interactive video game that shows kids which areas they successfully managed to rid of plaque and debris -- and which areas still need cleaning. Kids appear to do a better brushing job using this … [Read more...] about Tooth Brushing for Children
Children can suffer through loads of tooth problems, from cavities and decay to crooked teeth. Although it may seem that you don't need to worry about decay problems in younger children, you should get any issues fixed as soon as possible so that your child can continue to have a happy smile. Causes of Problems In Very Young Children Your child can develop tooth problems from … [Read more...] about Tooth Problems in Children