You should floss your child's teeth as soon as the teeth start to touch one another. You can wrap the floss around your fingers or use one of the flossing aides that have a handle at one end. Gently rock
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Your child’s primary teeth are lost at various times throughout childhood and their permanent teeth will begin erupting about age 6 and continue to about age 20. Adults have 28 permanent teeth, 32 if you include the third molars or
Be animated, sing or make brushing a game. Get down to their level, make sure you can easily see into their mouth. Brush together so your child can imitate what you do. Brush twice a day using non-fluoride gel until
If your child has a fear of new experiences, noises or strangers, do not worry. Dr. Margaret Miller will earn your child's trust and make the dental office a fun place to visit. Sometimes it helps if you take your child to
Most sucking habits will stop before the age of four. Continuous thumb or pacifier sucking can cause problems with proper growth and tooth alignment. How often, how long and the intensity of sucking usually determines if dental problems will result.
Your child’s first primary or “baby” teeth will begin to erupt between the ages of 6 – 12 months. They will continue to erupt until about age 3. During this time, your child’s gums may feel tender and sore. To
One of the goals of any loving parent is to keep their children healthy and happy as much as possible. Part of keeping your children healthy is taking care of their dental hygiene from an early age. But many of
Your child probably isn't too thrilled with tooth brushing as part of the morning or evening routine. It probably involves whining, struggling and maybe even tears. Tooth brushing shouldn't be that difficult, but for a child that just doesn't want
Current trends have suggested using apple cider vinegar as a mouthwash or rubbed on teeth to clean and whiten enamel. Most dentists feel this is the worst thing you can do to your teeth and oral tissues due to its
Some foods and drinks have a lower pH level which makes it more acidic. The acid and sugar that comes in contact with your tooth's enamel increases the chance of erosion (thinning) and dental decay. Some values are alarming, take