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.
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