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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Teething: When Does It Start? -- And End?!

Teething starts around 4-6 months but your toddler won't have a full set of teeth until around age 3.

Finding a Pediatric Dentist

6 Ways to Cavity-Proof Your Kids' Teeth

Even before Baby starts teething, you can help cavity-proof her mouth. These six tips will help protect that sweet smile.

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.

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.

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.

6 Questions About Kids' Teeth--Answered

Jade Miller, D.M.D., president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, is here to offer free dental schooling about kids' teeth.

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.