Dental Care

Teaching your children to brush and floss regularly will help protect their teeth from cavities and gum disease. Find ways to get them excited about brushing, tips to help kids overcome fear of the dentist, information about braces, and more.

What Is a Dental Abscess?

It's a potentially serious tooth infection -- and if you don't know the signs, it can spiral out of control quickly. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and ways to prevent it.

Kid Dental Myths

An expert offers the truth about how you should care for your child's teeth.

Dental Duty

Learn when to take your child to the dentist, and what to do about specific dental problems at home.

5 Dental Care Tips for Kids

I learned the hard way that you can't brush off good dental care. Protect your kid's smile with these simple rules.

7 Super-Cool Dental Tools

If your kid's not into brushing or flossing, these new oral hygiene must-haves may change all that.

Foods That Strengthen Kids' Teeth

Yes, eating too much candy can cause cavities -- but did you know that many other foods actually strengthen kids' teeth?

8 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Dentists

Is your child scared of going to the dentist? Follow this advice to help your little one relax before the next dental checkup.

Brace Yourself: The Facts About Dental Braces for Kids

Your kid's dentist will probably suggest a trip to the orthodontist. Brush up on the facts before you go.

Would You Take a Pill That Could Prevent Cavities?

What if preventing cavities was as simple as taking a supplement?

Finding a Pediatric Dentist

First Trip to the Dentist

When should kids have their teeth examined? And how should you prepare? Read on for a fun, fear-free first trip to the dentist.

Save Your Child's Smile

Top kids' dentists answer your questions about brushing, braces, baby teeth, and more.

To Help Kids Avoid Cavities? Dial Down Your Stress, Mom

While it's common knowledge that stress is unhealthy, a new study finds a surprising link between moms' stress and kids' dental health.

Mercury in Cavity Fillings Deemed Safe

Studies show no evidence that they can cause brain damage or other neurological problems.