There are many things you can do to prevent your child from getting cavities. We have put together a list of some of the most important steps you can take to make sure your child's teeth and gums stay healthy. Can you do them all? Yes, you can!
How much sugar does your child consume each day? Chances are, it’s a lot more than the new recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA) about specific sugar limits for kids. The AHA states that children and teens should consume less than 6 teaspoons of “added sugars” a day and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages a week. What’s more, children under age 2 shouldn’t have any added sugars in their diets.
Accidents happen every day, and sometimes, somebody loses or hurts a tooth!
This Dental Trauma app is a virtual dental First Aid kit. It will tell you what to do based on the type of trauma a tooth has received. If a tooth is totally knocked out completely, your quick and correction action can help save it!
This app is great for parents and caregivers, teachers, sports coaches and child care providers to have on hand.
At around the age of 6 months to 10 months, your baby’s first teeth will appear. This is called teething.
The lower teeth usually come in first, so be on the lookout! Once your baby's teeth appear, it's time to start brushing them gently with a smear (the size of a grain of rice) of fluoride toothpaste on an infant-sized toothbrush.
The Maryland Dental Action Coalition is a nonprofit organization that works to help improve the oral health of children in Maryland. They have carefully researched and released a great list of 22 books about oral health for children up to six years old. It is their goal to help children and the people who take care of them find fun books to read that will educate families on how to care for young teeth.