Is Mouthwash Safe for Kids?

Is Mouthwash Safe for Kids?

When it comes to our children, we always want to ensure that the products they are using are safe. Specifically, as a parent, you brush your child’s teeth until they are old enough to do so on their own, but do you use mouthwash? At what age is mouthwash safe? There are many different types of mouthwashes that tackle different problems. While some are made for bad breath, others are made for swollen gums. Let’s figure out how you can know which ones are safe for your child, so you can pick out the best one!

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Why a Pediatric Dentist Makes Sense for Children

Why a Pediatric Dentist Makes Sense for Children

Parents work hard to find the best pediatrician for their child’s needs. And, the same research and time should be spent on finding a reputable dentist as well. Children fare better when parents choose a pediatric dentist for their dental needs. Once your child’s teeth begin to grow in, it’s time to start the process of finding a top-rated dentist and scheduling appointments. Here are some pros to selecting a pediatric dentist for your child.

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Causes of White Spots on Teeth

Causes of White Spots on Teeth

If you’ve noticed a bright, chalky white spot or appearance on your child’s teeth, it could be a number of issues at play. While white spots on the teeth may seem like just a cosmetic concern, it can certainly hinder a child’s smile and may lead to the deterioration of the teeth. Generally, white spots on teeth indicate that there is a loss of mineral on the enamel of the teeth, known as hypocalcification.

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Other Causes of Toothaches (Besides Cavities)

Other Causes of Toothaches (Besides Cavities)

Toothaches are never fun, especially when the patient is a child. And, as a parent, you never want to see your kids in pain. Unfortunately, toothaches are common in children. And, often times the first thought is that the pain is a result of a cavity. However, that is not always the case, as there are other causes of toothaches to consider. Read on to learn why your child may be experiencing tooth pain, aside from the traditional cavity.

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2018 National Children’s Dental Health Month

2018 National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 3, 1941. The once single day observance officially became a week-long event in 1955. Then, in 1981, the program was extended to a month-long campaign known today as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Since 1941, the campaign has grown into a nationwide program. Each month, the NCDHM messages reach thousands of people in communities across the country. To increase exposure, the American Dental Association (ADA) displays posters, coloring and essay contests, health fairs, free dental screenings, museum exhibits, classroom presentations by dentists, and dental office tours.

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