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Philips Sonicare for Kids makes it easy to get my kids to brush their teeth

As a parent, I believe helping our children to have a lifetime of healthy oral care habits is a duty and it is important for us to give our children the appropriate and best tool for it. Using this effective Philips Sonicare for Kids will help our children to easily and enthusiastically brush their teeth.

Ask Dr. Marla: Toddler refuses to brush his teeth

This is a habit we want to teach our children from the very start.

The whole tooth

Teething tips, from one mom to another.

Ask the expert: How can I get my toddler to stop grinding her teeth?

My toddler’s molars are coming in and she is grinding her teeth. Is this bad and what can I do to help her stop?

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.

Baby Teeth

The facts:  As a rule, teeth in the lower jaw arrive ahead of teeth in the upper jaw. Girls often get those first teeth - and also lose their baby teeth - earlier than boys. The first tooth will start to appear in most babies at 6 to 7 months of...

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...

Regular dental visits for children

Although most children have all their baby teeth by age 21/2, the first dental visit should be planned within six months of the eruption of the first tooth or one year of age at the latest. From the age of 3, the best program for your child is twice-yearly dental...

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