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Your Child's Mouth

When infants are born, almost all of their primary or baby teeth already have formed although they still are hidden in the gums. Read "Your Child's Mouth" article

Oral Health for Children

Teaching your child proper oral care at a young age is an investment in his or her health that will pay lifelong dividends. You can start by setting an example; taking good care of your own teeth sends a message that oral health is something to be valued    Read "Oral Health for Children" article

Common Questions

Is Breast-feeding Better than Bottle-feeding in Preventing Early Childhood Cavities? Many experts recommend breast-feeding over bottle-feeding for the overall health of your child. However, breast-feeding can lead to Early Childhood Cavities in the same way that bottle-feeding can. Read "Common Questions" article

Safety Chart

Dental injuires can often be prevented — especially if you know what to watch out for. This chart can help you do just that. Read "Safety Chart" article

How Do I Care for My Toddler's Teeth?

Passing on good oral habits to your child is one of the most important health lessons you can teach them. This means helping him or her brush twice a day, showing the proper way to floss, limiting between-meal snacks and seeing your dentist regularly.    Read "How Do I Care for My Toddler's Teeth?" article

Early Childhood Cavities

Sometimes called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, Early Childhood Cavities is a serious disease that can destroy your child's teeth – but it can be prevented.    Read "Early Childhood Cavities" article

Soda or Pop? It's Teeth Trouble by Any Name

It's called "pop" in the Midwest and most of Canada. It's "soda" in the Northeast. And it goes by a well-known brand name in much of the South. Read "Soda or Pop? It's Teeth Trouble by Any Name" article

Your Child's Age 1 Dental Visit

Overview New parents often ask, "When should my child first see a dentist?" Read "Your Child's Age 1 Dental Visit" article

X-Rays for Children

X-rays, also called radiographs, are a valuable diagnostic tool. Read "X-Rays for Children" article

Sedation Techniques for Children

Conscious Sedation Some children can become anxious when they see the dentist. As a result, they may not be able to relax or sit still long enough to receive treatment. Read "Sedation Techniques for Children" article

Endodontic Treatment in Children

Endodontic treatment involves the nerves and blood vessels in the center of the tooth, called the pulp.     Read "Endodontic Treatment in Children" article

Why Your Child May Need a Space Maintainer

Children may need space maintainers if they lose a tooth early or have a baby (primary) tooth extracted due to dental decay. If either is the case, it is important to know the benefits of using a space maintainer and how it can help support your child’s dental health. Read "Why Your Child May Need a Space Maintainer" article

Videos and Interactive Guides

How to Brush

Learn the technique recommended for the best cleaning.

How to Floss

Find simple instructions for effective flossing.

Fresh Breath Assessment

How fresh is your breath? Find out by visiting the Fresh Breath Institute.

Guide to Brushing

Test your brushing skills with our FUN 3-D brusher.

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