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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.

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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How to Floss Your Teeth Correctly.

Monday, Jan. 29th 2018 6:15 AM

Many parents know that flossing is an important part of having good dental habits. Therefore it is equally important to know how to floss correctly. Here are the steps of flossing.

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Baby Dental, What is Dental Fluorosis

Saturday, Jan. 27th 2018 6:11 AM

Dental Fluorosis is an extremely common disorder, characterized by hypomineralization of tooth enamel caused by ingestion of excessive fluoride during enamel formation. Fluorosis appears as a range of visual changes in enamel causing degrees of intrinsic tooth discoloration, and, in some cases, physical damage to the teeth.

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Baby Dental, Sinus Health and Dental Health

Thursday, Jan. 25th 2018 6:13 AM

How sinus infection effect your dental health.

If you ever suffer from a sinus infection the you may have also suffer from dental pain. Sinus infection tooth pain happens when the fluid that builds up in the sinus cavities during a sinus infection put direct pressure on your upper teeth which are close to the maxillary sinuses. One of the possible side effects from a sinus infection is increase risk of tooth decay.

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Baby Dental, Gingivitis and Pregnancy

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd 2018 6:34 AM

Question: Gingivitis/Gum Disease Can It Be Harmful to Unborn Babies? If you have gingivitis and or gum disease while pregnant can that be harmful to your baby?  I heard that it could be but I am not sure why.   My husband and I have been thinking about starting a family soon.  However I am getting treated for gingivitis.  How big of a worry is gingivitis while pregnant?

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Baby Dental, Do not Delay in Treating a Dental Abscess.

Sunday, Jan. 21st 2018 7:56 AM

If you think you may have a dental abscess it is very important not to delay dental treatment. Make sure to see a dental professional as quickly as possible. If dental abscess are treated promptly you may be able to avoid having the infected tooth removed. If you have to wait a day or two before seeing a dentist then make sure to maintain proper oral hygiene. Continue to brush and floss even it it hurts a little to do so. Do not be trick into thinking you do not have to see a dentist. There are times when pain associated with a dental abscess ma;y go away if the tooth root has died. However that does not mean that the infection is gone and you do not need to see a dentist. In fact the infection from a dental abscess can still spread throughout your body.

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Baby Dental, The Signs and Symptoms of a Dental Abscess

Friday, Jan. 19th 2018 6:54 AM

A dental abscess is a serious infection in the tooth’s pulp. This type of infection needs to be taken very seriously and be treated ASAP, because if left untreated the infection could spread to other parts of your body. Therefore it is also important to know the symptoms of a dental abscess. Gum symptoms include, redness, pain, swelling, open sores and presence of a small bump (gumboil) near the infected tooth on either the inside or outside of the gums.

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