Category Archives: Toddler

Baby Teething: Signs and Treatment

Baby Teething: Signs And Treatment by Emily Boge, RDH, BS, MPAc One of your baby's milestones during his or her first year of life is the appearance of the first tooth, yet baby teething can be a scary time for parents. Often baby can become cranky or irritable as he experiences tooth eruption. Soothing baby…
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How Long Should a Baby Use a Pacifier

How Long Should A Baby Use A Paciferby Emily Boge, RDH, BS, MPAc Binkie, Paci, Cork, Plug, Soothie, Dummy — the pacifier has had many nicknames and has been used by parents all around the world since the 1600s. The original intention behind the object was to "pacify" the child during nonfeeding periods and to…
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How Teething Fits into Infant Development

Tons of future responsibilities can run through your head as you hold your newborn in your arms. But keep in mind that eventually, your child will experience teething symptoms. Teething occurs when the "baby teeth" erupt through the gums, and it's a normal part of infant development. The teeth start to emerge throughout the gums…
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Does your newborn have teeth?

Does Your Newborn Have Teeth? We don't usually think of a newborn as having teeth. However, at birth the crowns of the 20 "baby" or primary teeth are almost completely formed, and they are hidden from view in an infant’s jawbones.The four front teeth—two upper and two lower—usually erupt first, beginning as early as six…
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9 Causes of Bad Breath in Children

9 Causes Of Bad Breath In Children by Charley McElrath Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is a condition that even healthy children can sometimes experience. If you've noticed that your little one's breath is not so pleasant, there is hope. When it comes to bad breath in children, most of the time improper oral…
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How to Prevent Toddler Tooth Decay

In the midst of first steps, potty training and new words, toddlers undergo plenty of developments that are sure to keep their parents excited and busy. So it's not surprising that parents sometimes forget to be proactive about preventing toddler tooth decay. Your toddler can start to develop tooth decay as soon as his first…
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Get the Baby Toothbrush Ready

Whether you are a new parent or one who has been at it for a few years, you should do whatever is necessary to ensure that your child is happy and healthy. When it comes to oral health, you want the best for your child, too. Parents often have lots of questions and concerns about…
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How to Care For Your Child’s Adult Teeth Right From the Start

It is important to keep your child's baby teeth clean, but once the permanent teeth start to come in you really need to make cleaning them a priority. These teeth will last your child for the rest of her life. Dentists generally recommend starting regular dental cleanings and examinations once the adult teeth grow in…
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Why Do Baby Teeth Need Fillings?

Parents often ask why their child’s baby teeth need fillings if they are going to fall out anyway?  Baby teeth are not as strong as adult teeth as they are only needed for the first 12 years of a child’s life.  They often develop decay which may require a filling.  There are many reasons why…
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Babies and Kids Teeth – Dental Health

Learn healthy dental habits for babies and kids, when babies teeth, nutrition tips, oral health concerns as well as brush up on your dental IQ by taking our fun quiz. Source: Babies and Kids Teeth - Dental Health - American Dental Association
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