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Getting ready for your child’s first loose tooth

Is the Tooth Fairy putting you in the poor house?

Ask Dr. Marla: What are the risks of my child having anesthesia?

My daughter has to have her tonsils out. What are the risks associated with “going under”?

Teach your kids good dental hygiene

With rising cavity rates, you should be worried about your kids' dental hygiene.

Permanent Teeth

The facts:  The first permanent teeth to erupt are the first permanent molars, often called six-year molars, since this is the approximate age when they appear. They almost always erupt without any symptoms. These are permanent teeth and will not be replaced, so great care must be taken to immediately include...

Tooth Decay in Children

Almost all decay can be prevented, although some children are more susceptible than others. The surfaces of the teeth are sites for continual deposits of plaque. Plaque consists of a combination of bacteria and salivary proteins which stick to the teeth. The bacteria in plaque ferment and produce acids...

Brushing and flossing

Oral cleansing may begin even before your baby's teeth start to erupt. Wipe the gums with a clean piece of gauze after each bottle or breast feeding. This not only cleans the mouth, but it accustoms your baby to oral cleaning procedures at an early age. The change from...

Flouride for children: yay or nay?

Fluoride works in two ways. It can be incorporated into tooth enamel while the tooth is developing deep in the jaw bone, such as through fluoridated water, or by topical application to the erupted tooth crown, such as with fluoridated toothpaste. Sources of fluoride include: Municipal water...

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