Baby’s Biters – Brush Them Now!

by Jason 8/7/2012 9:50 AM

Nothing can warm your heart like that gap-toothed grin on your little kiddo. But when you go to brush their teeth, it can be a different story. Smiles could turn to cries and frowns. And many parents decide not to fight the nightly battle, thinking baby teeth don’t last anyway. Just wait a couple years and they'll be gone, right? Wrong!... more...

Diabetes and Gum Disease: Circular Logic Tying Them Together

by Jason 8/2/2012 9:31 AM

Those with diabetes may not consider how their oral health affects their disease or vice versa. But, considering the link found by researchers between the two, they should.... more...

Calling All Tooth Fairies: What to Do When Your Child’s Tooth Is Loose

by Jason 7/23/2012 11:28 AM

Every child loves the tooth fairy. But as a parent, it can be tough to know the proper way to help your child when his or her primary tooth is ready to come out.

First, it helps to understand what’s happening in your child’s mouth. Children have 20 primary teeth, which are often referred to as “baby teeth.” At about age 6, permanent teeth begin to push through the gums, and primary teeth become loose and fall out. By about age 13, your child will have most of his or her permanent teeth.... more...

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