Is your child scared of going to the dentist? Follow this advice to help your little one relax before the next dental checkup.
Parents should use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth twice daily as soon as they erupt, instead of waiting until children are older, according to new guidelines by the American Dental Association. That advice overturns the A.D.A.’s decades-old recommendation to start using a pea-size amount at 24 months. Once children are … Continue reading “Dental Group Advises Fluoride Toothpaste before Age 2”
Dental screening could save your life. We all know about the importance of sleep, and we know we should be getting more of it. When we wake up exhausted, drag ourselves to work or hit that afternoon slump, we blame ourselves: “Should have gotten more sleep last night.” But instead of “Did I get eight … Continue reading “Dental screening that could save your life”
About 19,000 Canadian preschoolers per year require day surgery under anesthesia to treat cavities and severe tooth decay, a new report finds. Thursday’s report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information looks at the treatment of preventable dental cavities in children under age six. “Early childhood caries,” the technical term for or rotting baby teeth, … Continue reading “Severe Tooth Decay Top Reason for Preschoolers’ Day Surgery”