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Children's Dental and Oral Health

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.

Where Can I Find Free Tooth Brushing Charts?
Do your kids need a little help remembering to brush and floss their teeth? Give one of these free brushing charts a try!

Create a Healthy Dental Craft and Snack
Help your children create this cute and healthy dental craft and snack, that is edible too!

Fun Dental Activities For the Whole Family to Enjoy
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.

Where Can I Find Free Dental Coloring Pages and Crafts?
Are you looking for free dental coloring pages? I have compiled a list of the best dental coloring pages from around the web.

Show Off Your Art Work!
Share your kids dentally inspired artwork on dentistry.about.com.

Where Can I Find Free Printable Dental Games and Puzzles?
Are you looking for free printable dental activities? I have compiled a list of the best dental games and puzzles that are free.

Where Can I Find Free Dental Science Experiments For Kids?
These free dental science experiments will surely help your kids become enthusiastic about caring for their teeth.

Baby Teeth - When Did Your Child Get Their First Baby Tooth
When did your child get their first baby tooth? Share your baby teeth stories here.

Children's Dentistry Basics
Knowing how to care for your child's teeth properly will ensure they grow-up with healthy teeth and gums. Oral health care basics for children are explored.

Children's Dentistry- Brushing and Flossing for Children
Tooth brushing requires good manual dexterity, something most children do not develop until around age six. Learn how to brush and floss your children's teeth and discover handy tips on how to make this often difficult task an exciting adventure every morning and before bed.

Children's Dentistry- Oral Hygiene for Infants and Older Babies
Oral health care begins well before a child's first tooth appears, and continues into adulthood. Taking the time to develop good brushing and flossing habits from an early age will make this often monotonous task part of their daily routine, for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Give Your Little Valentine a Tooth Friendly Treat
Are you looking for a way to reduce the amount of sugar in your child's diet, especially this Valentine's Day? This helpful tip will put Cupid to shame! Your little valentine will be too busy devouring these sweet, sugar-free treat alternatives, to realize they are protecting their teeth from cavities at the same time. Happy Valentine's Day!

Halloween Candy - Halloween Candy Tips
How do you manage your kid's Halloween candy? Share your tips and tricks here!

Kids Teeth - Teaching Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth
Teaching your kids to brush and floss their teeth when they are little is often rather amusing, certainly adorable, and almost always a challenge; to say the least. How did you teach your kids to brush and floss?

Parents Guide to Baby Teeth

This parents' guide to baby teeth 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.

Tooth Fairy - Tooth Fairy Rate
What do you think the tooth fairy's rate should be? Share your thoughts here.

Top Halloween Candy Tips for Healthy Teeth
Learn how to keep your kid's teeth healthy this Halloween.

What are Baby Bottle Cavities?
Early Childhood Caries (ECC), more commonly known as "baby bottle tooth decay" is a condition that affects children up to the age of three, or as long as they remain using a bottle. Find out how to prevent this devastating condition in children.

What is Fluoride?
Find out why fluoride is used in toothpaste and at the dental office. Learn about the benefits of fluoride and why it is recommended by the American Dental Association for the benefit of healthy teeth for people of all ages.

When Do Children's Baby Teeth Fall Out?
Find answers to questions about baby teeth, when children's baby teeth fall out and when their permanent teeth will erupt.

Why Are Primary Teeth Important?
Many people often wonder why a child's primary teeth, or "baby teeth" are so important. Find out why "baby teeth" are just as important as "adult teeth".

Top Halloween Candy Alternatives
Tired of giving away candy at Halloween? Looking for something to trade with your kids for their Halloween candy? I have put together a list of the op Halloween Candy alternatives that will keep the fun in Halloween and the scare out of your kids mouths!

Rubber Dam - Do You Have Trouble Wearing a Rubber
Do you have trouble wearing a rubber dam during dental treatment? Share your story with readers that may have similar problems with wearing a rubber dam during dental treatment.

Canker Sore Product Reviews
There are many products on the marked that are meant to ease the pain from, and in some cases "cure" your canker sores. If you've tried a canker sore product share your experience with the product and review it here.See submissions

Are There Canker Sore Treatments and Remedies That Work?
Canker sores are painful lesions that develop inside the mouth. Find out how to treat canker sores at home, plus find out when you should see your dentist for treatment.

Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are just as effective for adults as they are for children and teenagers. What are sealants and why are they recommended by dentists.

Ingredients to Keep Your Smile in Top Shape
These key ingredients will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy. They are readily accessible and can be used in many different recipes.

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