Parent's Resource - Dental and Oral Health Care for Children
From Lora Dodge, former About.com Guide
We all want to ensure that our children develop, and maintain, a consistent oral hygiene routine that will continue into adulthood. Learn about pediatric dentistry, and discover everything you need to know about children's dental and oral health, including how to teach your child to brush and floss in a way that is fun and enjoyable for everyone involved.
- Children's Dental Care 101
- Parent's Guide to Baby Teeth
- Your Child and Braces
- Dental Activities For Kids
Children's Dental Care 101
Everything you need to know about children's dental care, from cavities, gum disease, and early childhood tooth decay to brushing, flossing, and dental examinations for children.
- Brushing and Flossing for Children
- What is Fluoride?
- Why Do Children's Baby Teeth Fall Out?
- Are Baby Teeth Important?
- Teenagers and Bad Breath
Parent's Guide to Baby Teeth
Information that will help you prepare yourself, and your little one, for the long-term commitment to oral hygiene. From brushing and flossing, to the monumental experience of losing his first baby tooth, learn how to teach your child about why oral hygiene is important -- and prepare him for the joys (and pain) of losing his baby teeth.
Your Child and Braces
Understanding braces and orthodontics doesn't need to send you into a tailspin. Here, you will find everything you need to know about braces and orthodontics, from why your child may need braces to how to fix a broken bracket.
- Does Your Child Need Braces?
- What Your Child Should and Shouldn't Eat With Braces
- My Child's Braces Are Loose - What Should I Do?
- What Are Orthodontic Records?
- What Are Rubber Bands and Why Are They Used?
Dental Activities For Kids
Dental games, puzzles, crossword puzzles, science experiments; the list goes on and on. For your convenience, I have put together a collection of the best free dental activities from around the web, for your enjoyment. Do you know of a dental activity that deserves to be on this list? Send me an email , for consideration, with a link to the activity.