What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by the frequent and long-term exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing sugars. Among these liquids are milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas and other sweetened drinks. The sugars in these liquids pool aro...


Bruxism: What is it and how do I treat it?

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is just the technical term for teeth grinding. Coming from your child it can sound a bit disconcerting but it is common in children under the age of seven. It will typically stop after the permanent molars come through. Why d...


Common dental terms

Abscess A complication of tooth decay or trauma (such as a broken or chipped tooth). Openings in the tooth enamel allow bacteria to infect the center of the tooth (the pulp), which can lead to infection and cause a toothache. Cavity A hole in the too...


Tooth Tip – Traumatic Dental Injuries

Many parents will have to deal with an injury to their child’s mouth at some time. It can be hard to know if the problem is serious or not, so here are some guidelines. Injuries to the baby teeth occur frequently, especially as children are learnin...


Teething Common Concerns

If your baby is teething , you may have questions that many other parents ask. Are my baby’s symptoms caused by teething? When teething, many babies drool. Teething happens during the same time that babies are putting “everything” i...


Tonsillitis

What is tonsillitis? Tonsillitis is an infection or inflammation of the tonsils . The tonsils are balls of lymph tissue on both sides of the throat, above and behind the tongue. They are part of the immune system, which helps the body fight infection...


Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is not a medical procedure—it does not result in healthier teeth—but it can result in whiter teeth and a brighter smile. This in turn can make people feel better about themselves. There are two types of teeth whitening: Bleaching ...


Teething Products

There are many ways to help your baby who is teething . You can help relieve discomfort by offering your baby safe objects to chew or suck on. Teething rings, teethers, and toys specifically for teething A wide variety of teethers and toys are made o...



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