Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in all water sources, including oceans, rivers and lakes. Fluoride is also added to some community tap water, toothpastes and mouth rinses. Infants and toddlers who do not receive an adequate amount of fluoride may be at an increased risk for tooth decay since fluoride helps make tooth […]
There is an emphasis on flossing because we know where the real dental problems in children start, and we know what it will take to repair the damage of decay between the baby teeth. (They are only called baby teeth because you get them as a baby. They have to last until early teens.) I […]
Lea and Stacey had the pleasure of spending the day at Growing Up at Obici! The kids practiced their brushing techniques on our puppets and enjoyed an episode of Bubble Guppies-A Tooth on the Looth!
The short answer is “First visit by first birthday.” That’s the view of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatricians agree. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children who are at risk of early childhood cavities visit a pediatric dentist by age 1. The idea of such early dental visits is still surprising to […]
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•Begin cleaning your baby’s mouth during the first few days after birth by wiping the gums with a clean, moist gauze pad or washcloth. As soon as teeth appear, decay can occur. A baby’s front four teeth usually push through the gums at about 6 months of age, although some children don’t have their first […]
!!Today is Pink Day in our office! We are recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by honoring our very own Dorrie Goss who is celebrating her 12th survivor Anniversary!!
Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1 and should not be included in their diet, according to a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics that marks the Academy’s first change in recommendations on fruit juice since 2001. The policy statement recommendations include: •Intake of juice should be […]
Brush your child’s teeth two times daily: •In the morning after breakfast •At bedtime (nothing to eat or drink afterwards except for water)