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.

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I'm a Dad and a Dentist: Here Are 8 Ways I Protect My Kid's Teeth

My 8-year-old doesn't have cavities or crooked teeth and that's not by chance. Here's my oral health guide for parents with kids of all ages.

FDA Says Teething Gels Pose a 'Serious Risk' to Babies

The Food and Drug Administration is warning parents that teething gels made with benzocaine are not safe for little ones. They are asking that these products be taken off the market.

Thumb Sucking: How My Son Kicked the Habit

Frequent and chronic sucking on thumbs, fingers, or pacifiers can cause traumatic changes to a child's bite. Here's what helped one mom's big kid stop thumb-sucking.

6 Questions About Kids' Teeth—Answered

When should I take my baby to the dentist? Is flossing really necessary? Find these answers and learn more about your child's dental hygiene habits.

The Worst Foods and Drinks for Kids' Teeth

We asked a dentist to weigh in on what foods and drinks are most likely to cause tooth decay in kids. 

6 Myths About Baby Teeth

Get the facts about baby teeth and get your infant started on the path to good oral health as early as possible.

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What Parents Need to Know About the Child 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.

Busy Philipps Cops to Not Taking her Kid to the Dentist

Celebrity mom Busy Philipps is determined not to make the same dentist mistakes with her second daughter that she did with her first.

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.