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How can I protect my child’s oral health at home?

Parents typically provide oral hygiene care until the child is old enough to take personal responsibility for the daily dental health routine of brushing and flossing. A proper regimen of preventive home care is important from the day your child is born. Clean your infant’s gums with a clean, damp cloth after each feeding. As […]

When Should My Child First See a Dentist?

When Should My Child First See a Dentist? Your child’s first visit to the dentist should happen before his or her first birthday. The general rule is six months after eruption of the first tooth. Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay, […]

When will my child lose his/her baby teeth?

Children will begin losing their teeth at approximately age 7. They will usually lose their front teeth first. Children will continue to lose baby teeth until age 12 or 13 when all of the permanent teeth finally erupt. The chart below provide approximate timings for the arrival and loss of the baby teeth. The first […]

Is My Child at Risk for Early Childhood Tooth Decay?

As adults we visits the dentist about twice a year. Most healthy 2-year-olds have never been to the dentist. By kindergarten, 25 percent of children have never seen a dentist, yet dental decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease in Australia. Many children undergo extensive and expensive dental treatment (usually under general anaesthetic) […]

When do children get their first teeth?

A healthy three year old child has 20 teeth. The teething process is highly variable but in general the eruption of teeth follows a set order. Your child’s primary teeth generally make their appearance when he or she is 6 or 7 months old, though it can occur as early as birth. There are 20 […]

How to Find a Kid-friendly Dentist

Although more parents know about the importance of age-1 dental visits, many parents may still wonder about what kind of dentist can provide care for their child. According to Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson Cindy Bauer, DDS, MAGD, many general dentists treat children. “Parents should seek out a dental office that provides a fun environment […]