How to find the right toothbrush

How To Find the Best Toothbrush for Your Child Based on Their Age

From the First Tooth to Adulthood For a first-time parent, having to find the right toothbrush for your child is the last thing you want to be stressing about. When your little one cuts their first tooth, usually when they’re somewhere around six months, it’s like you’re thrown into a teething hurricane without a life…
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All about baby's first tooth

How Old Are Babies When They Cut Their First Tooth?

When can I expect my baby’s first tooth? Many first-time parents aren’t sure when they can expect their child to start cutting their first tooth. Just like other milestones in children, don’t compare your child to any other child, because each develops at their own rate. However, you can use this as a guide to…
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Talk with your child about braces

5 Tips for Talking to Your Child About the Idea of Getting Braces

If your kid needs braces, they aren’t alone. Approximately four million people younger than 18 are wearing braces in the U.S. And, 4 out of every 5 are minors. But even though so many kids are going through this treatment, it doesn’t mean they won’t have questions. Many kids have anxiety when it comes to…
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Trust your teen with braces care

Why It’s Important To Allow Your Teen To Own Their Braces Care

So your child just got braces. They’ve officially joined the ranks of millions of teens and pre-teens before them and those who will get braces treatment in the future to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. And with braces comes great braces care responsibility; to piggyback off the famous Stan Lee quote. Your child will need…
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Causes of tooth pain in a child

5 Reasons Your Child Could Be Complaining of Tooth Pain

If you think back to the last time you had a toothache, you likely wince. You aren’t making a face because it hurts now. You’re wincing because your muscle memory kicks in, reminding you how your tooth pain kept you up at night, kept you from concentrating at work, and had you scheduling the first…
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Help your child prevent cavities

7 Ways to Help Your Child Prevent Cavities

It can be a challenge for any parent to get their child to brush and floss regularly and effectively. But once you have instilled this good behavior, those habits will help prevent cavities and save them from future tooth pain.  The Importance of Preventing Cavities  An untrained person may not be able to identify tooth…
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Tooth fairy around the world

7 Fascinating Tooth Fairy Traditions From Around the World

The tooth fairy is a fun tradition that keeps children excited about the development of their bodies, providing a reward as they lose their baby teeth. But traditions vary worldwide, and you might be surprised to learn how other cultures celebrate the loss of baby teeth. Discover the wide variety in baby teeth traditions. 1.…
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Early intervention orthodontics

Early Intervention Orthodontics: What Is It and How Can It Help My Child?

Have you ever noticed how many kids have braces? Orthodontists and pediatric dentists estimate that 45% of kids require braces to help correct a misaligned bite. And, nearly 75% of kids could use braces to help straighten their teeth and improve their facial shape. But how do parents know if their kids need braces, and…
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Know what a palate expander does

Just for Kids: 3 Things To Expect if You’re Getting a Palate Expander

So, you just left the dentist, and you were told that you need a palate expander. We bet you have so many questions. But, you should know that a palate expander is nothing to worry about. Many kids, just like you, have a palate expander, or have had one in the past, and now have…
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Is your preteen reluctant to get braces

My Preteen Needs Braces but Doesn’t Want Them — Now What?

If your teen is reluctant to get braces, trust that you are not the only parent facing this battle. Preteens love to push back and make their own decisions. They are beginning to figure out who they are, and  while their overall appearance is more important than ever, it gets much more confusing as puberty…
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