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Premature Tooth Loss in Children

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.

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Pregnancy & Tooth Pain

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 uncomfortable tooth pain and possible tooth loss.

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Our Tooth Fairy is a Slacker!

Like most people, weve 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.

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Tooth Brushing for Children

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 special toothbrush, but you can get your child to brush even without all the bells and whistles.

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Tooth Problems in 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.