Teething & Tooth Care

Protect your child's pearly whites with our oral report on everything from controlling cavities to greeting the tooth fairy.

What Parents Need to Know About the 14-Month-Old Who Died Under Dental Anesthesia

Our hearts go out to the parents of the toddler who passed away during a dental procedure. And here's what parents can take away from this unthinkable tragedy.

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.

The Fight Against Cavities: How to Care for Toddlers' Teeth

Tooth decay isn't something to brush off: It's actually the most common childhood disease. Save your kid's smile with these healthy habits.

Dental Experts Remind Parents, Toddlers Need to Visit Dentist by Age 1

While toddlers may only have a few teeth, experts say they need to be seen by a dentist within the first year of life. Dr. Paul Casamassimo, chief of Dentistry, explains that taking a proactive approach to infant oral care can make a difference that will last a life time. Watch as he provides some helpful information for parents and says that having tooth decay in baby teeth could affect a toddler's permanent teeth. Courtesy of Nationwide Children's Hospital

Oral Exam on Kids' Health

Brush up on your knowledge of kids' dental health.

The Benefits of Braces -- Now

Six years old is no longer considered too young for braces. Orthodontists believe it may prevent more serious dental problems in adolescence.

The Fight Against Cavities: How to Care For Preschoolers' Teeth

Tooth decay isn't something to brush off: It's actually the most common childhood disease. Save your kid's smile with these healthy habits.

A Traumatic Visit to the Dentist

Q. Before taking our 3-year-old to her first dental appointment, we read books to her about what to expect. Nevertheless, she screamed and fought. I wanted to take her home, but our family dentist insisted she wasn't in pain and we should hold her down in the chair. Was that the right thing to do?

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