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How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Babies

How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Babies

Protecting baby teeth is vital since if they are lost too early, other teeth may move. When this occurs, there may not be enough room for the adult teeth to come in. When tooth decay occurs at a young age, treatment can be expensive, your child can experience pain, and it can lead to a life-threatening infection. Childhood caries, or…

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How to Pack Teeth Healthy Lunches 
How to Pack Teeth Healthy Lunches 

Feeding your children and staying within a budget can be difficult. Packing a lunch for them is often a suitable alternative. Your pocketbook and your children’s teeth can both take a beating if you eat out or run through the drive-through frequently. Packing a lunch for your kids gives you more control over what they are eating. It’s not a…

What Parents Need to Know About the Baby Teeth
What Parents Need to Know About the Baby Teeth

Parents get excited to see a baby cut their first teeth. When they get their first set of teeth, it changes the way they speak, eat, and even smile. As soon as they begin to cut their new teeth, it’s time to start thinking about tooth care. As crazy as it sounds, tooth decay can start on baby teeth as…

What You Need to Know About Your Kids and Mouthwash
What You Need to Know About Your Kids and Mouthwash

It’s so important that parents start their children on the road to good oral hygiene habits at an early age. Fortunately, there are toothpaste brands designed specifically for younger kids to use. For instance, some toothpaste is classified for toddlers. It’s made to be safe to swallow. This protects younger children who haven’t quite mastered the spit it out stage.…

How to Keep Tooth Enamel Strong
How to Keep Tooth Enamel Strong

The enamel, which is the surface of your teeth, helps protect them from decay. Although the barrier can wear down over time, Dr. Shiva Basir says it is vital to keep the enamel strong. There are a few ways you can ensure your tooth enamel remains a strong protective layer for your teeth. Watch what you eat Sugary foods and…

Mouthguard Information for Parents with Active Kids
Mouthguard Information for Parents with Active Kids

Dr. Shiva Basir advises parents whose children engage in sports and other recreational activities to ensure they wear mouth guards. The equipment helps to protect the child against dental injuries. Knowing which mouthguard is right for your child is important. Here is more information on the three types available and why they are so important. Reasons for kids to  use…

What to do if Your Child has a Cracked Tooth

Even though dental issues such as a broken crown or a missing tooth are hard to miss, the same thing cannot be said for a cracked tooth. In many cases, a crack is so small that it is invisible to the naked eye. Unless your child notices it, you may not see it right away. Of course, if they suffered…

Diet Tips to Prevent Kids’ Dental Problems
Diet Tips to Prevent Kids’ Dental Problems

What kids eat may be the key to reducing kids’ dental problems like cavities. Surprisingly enough, just changing a few dietary habits may have huge benefits when it comes to kids’ dental health. Here are just a few tips to help you keep problems in check using their diets.  Calcium and Vitamin D A balanced diet that includes calcium and…

How to Prevent Toddler Tooth Decay
How to Prevent Toddler Tooth Decay

Your toddler’s teeth may not be permanent, but that doesn’t mean you can get away with not taking care of them. Toddler tooth decay can begin as soon as their first teeth grow in, so you need to be proactive about your toddler’s dental health. Daily Dental Care to Prevent Toddler Tooth Decay Just as with an adult’s permanent teeth,…

Hydration and Dental Health for Kids
Hydration and Dental Health for Kids

Did you know hydration and dental health are connected? When kids drink water they are helping improve their own oral health. Drinking water does a lot more than keeping your child hydrated. It can also help to promote good dental health. Dr. Shiva Basir states that fluoridated water, in particular, has numerous benefits for your teeth. Here are a few…