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When should my child first see a dentist?
Your child should visit a dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between six and twelve months of age. Establishing good dental and hygiene habits with early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile in the future.
Do you have any advice on teething?
How can I prevent tooth decay from a bottle or nursing?
Why do children lose their baby teeth?
Should I worry about thumb and finger sucking?
When should I start cleaning my baby’s teeth?
Why is preventive dentistry important?
What to do if my child is very anxious?
Why visit the dentist twice a year when my child has never had a cavity?
What types of problems could my baby develop?
Will X-rays be taken at every appointment?
How will the dentist calm my anxious child?
Why all the fuss? Baby teeth fall out eventually out on their own!
What if my child misbehaves during treatment?
Which teeth should be sealed?
What is conscious sedation?
When should preventive dentistry start?
How do I know if my child should be sedated?
What is the treatment like?
What is preventive dentistry?
Why do you use conscious sedation?
What to do before and after a sedation appointment?
What role do parents play in prevention?
What should I do if my child’s permanent tooth is knocked out?
What happens in a dental check-up?
What is enamel fluorosis?
What are sealants?
What if my child has a toothache?
If my child has sealants, are brushing and flowing still important?
What if a tooth is chipped or fractured?
How often should a child see the dentist?
What about a severe blow to the head or jaw fracture?
Emergency Care- What should I do if my child’s baby tooth is knocked
How much does it cost?
Can dental injuries be prevented?
How long to sealants work?
How does a lost baby tooth cause problem for permanent teeth?
Why are my child’s teeth discolored?
How do sealants work?
What causes discolored teeth?
Why is enamel fluorosis a concern?
How does Kids Dental help prevent dental problems?
How do you treat discolored spots on teeth?
How can I help my child enjoy good dental health?
How do you restore a discolored tooth to its natural color?
What is microabrasion?
What if microabrasion doesn’t work?
Should I avoid fluorides for my child altogether?
How can enamel fluorosis be prevented?
Can enamel fluorosis be treated?
How safe is fluoride?
What is topical fluoride?
What type of toothpaste should my child use?