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Big Love for Little Teeth

Mouth Monsters

Big Love for Little Teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! While all parents know baby teeth eventually fall out, it’s important to keep them healthy. After all, they’re the blueprint for your child’s permanent teeth! With proper dental hygiene, tooth decay is 100 percent preventable. And since baby teeth are vulnerable to decay from their very first appearance, […]

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What is silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and is it right for my child?

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What is silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and is it right for my child?

If you’ve recently visited the pediatric dentist with your child for a cavity you might have heard of a treatment option called silver diamine fluoride (SDF). SDF is a liquid that can be painlessly brushed on a cavity on a child’s tooth to stop decay. You might want to consider SDF for cavities if your […]

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Little Teeth Truths: Is thumb sucking hurting my child’s teeth?

Mouth Monsters

Little Teeth Truths: Is thumb sucking hurting my child’s teeth?

Question: My 8-year-old is still working to break her thumb sucking habit. Is this hurting her teeth and any advice to help her stop? Answer: Sucking on a thumb or finger is normal for infants and young children and most children stop on their own. However, if a child doesn’t stop on their own, we […]

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Teething 101: Tips from a Dentist and Dad

Baby Teeth

Teething 101: Tips from a Dentist and Dad

Up all night with a teething baby? AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. Edward Moody has been there – get his expert advice as a dentist and father.

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Active Kids, Healthy Teeth

Baby Teeth

Active Kids, Healthy Teeth

This highly-visual, easy-to-follow guide can be printed and posted to refrigerators so family members and babysitters know what to do should a tooth be chipped or knocked out (hint: a glass of milk could come in handy)!

[Also Available in Spanish]
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Tips for Parents

Baby Teeth

Tips for Parents

This tip sheet offers pointers on communicating good oral health to your little ones, broken down by age group, including birth to two years old, two to five years old and school aged children. Download to learn more.

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Healthy Habits at the Holidays

Baby Teeth

Healthy Habits at the Holidays

The holiday break is a great time to help your kids establish and maintain healthy dental habits. This includes good brushing, flossing and eating habits that are essential for healthy teeth. Parents and caregivers can learn more in this holiday themed tip sheet.

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