Dentin Hypersensitivity or Tooth Sensitivity

Definition Tooth sensitivity — also known as dentin hypersensitivity — affects the tooth or exposed root surfaces. This occurs when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner, or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying surface, th...

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Dental Caries (Cavities)

What Is It? Dental caries is the scientific term for tooth decay or cavities. It is caused by specific types of bacteria. They produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel and the layer under it, the dentin. Many different types of bacteria no...

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Protecting Your Oral Care Supplies on the Go

When traveling or otherwise busy, it can be easy to lose site of how you should care for your oral care supplies. If your toothbrush is not properly cared for, microorganisms can build up and have an adverse effect on both your oral and overall healt...

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What Is Gum Disease? How Can It Affect Your Child?

Posted by on October 9, 2018

Nothing makes you melt quite like your child’s smile. But as soon as kids start getting teeth, they start to become susceptible to gum disease, which can attack your child’s signature pearly whites. While some types of periodontal disease...

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How to Care for Your Child After a Tooth Extraction

Posted by on October 8, 2018

How to Care for Your Child After a Tooth Extraction Tooth extractions have become routine procedures for adults and kids, but you must know how to take care of your child after the procedure to ensure their comfort and proper healing. Use this helpfu...

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Cavity Pain: What it Feels Like, Relief & Remedies

Posted by on October 4, 2018

What Does Cavity Pain Feel Like? It could happen to anyone—you are away on vacation or a business trip and notice that familiar ache in your mouth that you’re fairly certain is caused by cavity pain. Tooth decay can hit anytime, and not onl...

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How Long Should a Baby Use a Pacifer

Posted by on October 3, 2018

Binkie, Paci, Cork, Plug, Soothie, Dummy — the pacifier has had many nicknames and has been used by parents all around the world since the 1600s. The original intention behind the object was to “pacify” the child during nonfeeding perio...

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How Teething Fits Into Infant Development

Posted by on October 2, 2018

Tons of future responsibilities can run through your head as you hold your newborn in your arms. But keep in mind that eventually, your child will experience teething symptoms. Teething occurs when the “baby teeth” erupt through the gums,...

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3 Month Old Teething: How Do I Know If My Baby Is Teething

Posted by on October 1, 2018

Determining what’s wrong with a fussy baby is a tough part of parenting. When your baby is fed, changed and otherwise healthy, but still fussing, you may find yourself wondering, how do I know if my baby is teething? Look for these signs and sy...

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Baby Teething: Signs and Treatment

One of your baby’s milestones during his or her first year of life is the appearance of the first tooth, yet baby teething can be a scary time for parents. Often baby can become cranky or irritable as he experiences tooth eruption. Soothing bab...

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What Are Sugar Drinks Doing to Your Teeth?

When it comes to keeping your family’s teeth healthy, it’s important to ensure they brush and floss, but it’s just as important to be mindful of what they put in their mouth. There is a long list of foods and drinks that are bad for...

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Newborn Teeth: Does Your Newborn Have Them?

We don’t usually think of a newborn as having teeth. However, at birth the crowns of the 20 “baby” or primary teeth are almost completely formed, and they are hidden from view in an infant’s jawbones. Teeth The four front teeth—...

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