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Baby Blog on Dental Health Care
Baby blog for individuals and families on dental care,
oral hygiene, and other related health issues for babies,
infants, toddlers, and children of all ages.

Baby Dental, Avoiding Baby Dental Decay Tip Five.

Saturday, Feb. 17th 2018 6:56 AM

Juice can be healthy for growing kids but it can also damage baby teeth. The sugars found naturally in whole fruit and vegetables do not normally cause tooth decay.

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Pediatric Dentist for Special Needs Child

Thursday, Feb. 15th 2018 6:28 AM

Pediatric dentists, are they prepared to care for special needs children?

Question: I have a special need child that is 18 months old. His teeth have been coming in and I know I need to take him to the dentist.   I am told that sometime special needs children have larger dental issues.  That I really need to stay on top of his dental needs so that he maintain healthy teeth.  I am just not sure who I really go to.

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Baby Dental, Buying Dental Insurance that Includes Benefits for Pediatric Dentist.

Tuesday, Feb. 13th 2018 6:31 AM

Most dental insurance plans do provide dental benefits for pediatric dentist. However benefits received for pediatric dental care may be limited. Such as with many dental HMO plans the schedule cost is for the general dentist within the plan network. For their net work specialist (such as pediatric dentist) they provide around a 20 to 30 percent savings.

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Baby Dental, Avoiding Baby Tooth Decay Tip Number Four

Sunday, Feb. 11th 2018 6:30 AM

Normally by the time your baby is one year old you can start brushing baby’s teeth twice a day. Generally after breakfast and before bed time.  Many dental experts will recommend toothpaste that is fluoride free, however discuss your options with your dentist and or pediatrician.

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Baby Dental, Child Toothbrush Maintenance

Friday, Feb. 9th 2018 11:27 AM

Question: How often should you change out a child tooth brush? 

I only change my own tooth brush about every eight to nine months. Sooner if the bristles start looking bad.  Should you change out a kids toothbrush more?  If so when is a good time frame to get them a new one?  I was thinking it should be about the same as what I am doing now for myself.  However someone said I need to do it more often then that.

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Baby Dental, Avoiding Baby Dental Tooth Decay Tip Three

Wednesday, Feb. 7th 2018 6:13 AM

In order for your baby to maintain healthy teeth and gums it is important to make and keep your baby’s well doctor appointments. That way your pediatrician can check baby’s mouth. If your child is at high risk for tooth decay, the pediatrician will be able refer you to a pediatric dentist.

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Avoiding Baby Tooth Decay, Tip Number Two.

Monday, Feb. 5th 2018 6:07 AM

Once your baby cuts their first tooth, you can then start to gently brush the tooth with a soft bristled toothbrush made for babies.  It is not absolutely essential to use toothpaste to clean your baby’s teeth. The most important part of keeping baby’s teeth clean is the brushing action itself. If you want to use toothpaste, then make sure to choose one that is designed specifically for infants, because they contain very little, if any fluoride. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry guidelines suggest that babies under the age of two receive no fluoride at all.

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Baby Dental, Tip number one Avoid Baby Tooth Decay.

Saturday, Feb. 3rd 2018 6:46 AM

Even though tooth decay is the number one dental issue in young children, dental decay is also preventable. Good oral hygiene start from birth. Yes that is right. You need to take care of baby gums even before teething starts. After feeding or nursing make sure to wipe baby’s gums with a soft clean damp wash cloth. This serves two purposes. First it will help get baby use to oral care and the second is it help to remove any excess formula / milk in their mouth.

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Baby Dental, How do you get your child to use a children toothbrush

Thursday, Feb. 1st 2018 6:42 AM

Question: How do you start getting your child to brush their teeth.  My son is almost three and I am still brushing his teeth, because he will not do it on his own.  When he does try he just chews on the tooth brush he does not really brush his teeth.  Is he still to young to brush his own teeth?  Should I wait until he is older to get him to brush his teeth right?  Or is there a trick I can use to get him to brush is teeth correctly?

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Baby Dental, Talk to Your Dentist

Wednesday, Jan. 31st 2018 10:23 AM

Discuss your dental concerns with your dentist. When going to your regular dental check ups, one way to help your dentist uncover any potential issues with your dental health is to discuss any concerns you may have or problems you have experienced since your last dental visit. Your symptoms alone will be able to help the dentist tremendously in diagnosing a dental condition. There is no concern too small to discuss with your dentist, and talking to your dentist is important in order to maintain good oral health care.

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