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Help Your Child Visit the Dentist! | 10 AMAZING HACKS in 2020!

Regular dental visits are essential in helping your child maintain good dental hygiene. For kids, however, visits to the dentist can be incredibly stressful and scary. Imagine it from your child’s perspective. She is sitting in a strange chair in a strange office with unfamiliar, scary-looking tools and sounds all around her. Strangers are poking cold metal objects into her mouth and possibly even causing pain during cleanings or treatments. Though these experiences can be scary for children, there are several things you can do to help relieve your child’s fear of dental practitioners. In this post, we’ll show you how to help your child visit the dentist! Let’s get cracking.

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5 Easy Foods for Healthy Gums and Teeth | EASY FOLLOW FACTS

Your oral health is determined by far more than just your brushing and flossing habits. Even the most diligent oral hygiene in the world cannot undo the damages caused by the constant consumption of sugary beverages, sticky breakfast pastries, and other ultra-sweet, empty-calorie foods. Maintaining a healthy, nutrient-dense diet is a critical part of nourishing, supporting, and caring for your teeth. In this post, we’re going to show you a quick guide to healthy gums and teeth. Let’s get cracking.

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Wisdom Teeth | 3 ANSWERS FOR A SUPER MUM

Wisdom teeth are a common dental concern for teenagers and young adults everywhere. They may speak of them with dread and expect a painful visit to the dentist because of them. There is no reason to fear these teeth! It can be helpful for every mum to have a good understanding of what these teeth are and why they are commonly such a problem. In this post, we’re going to show you the facts on wisdom teeth. Let’s kick things off with strategy #1

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5 Questions to Ask (at Your Child’s Back-to-School Dental Visit)

Back-to-school dental exams are required in some instances and are highly recommended for all. Back-to-school dental exams are mandated by some school districts. It’s hardly surprising when you stop to consider all of the alarming research out there about chronic dental disease in school-age children. Chronic dental disease, including tooth decay and caries (cavities), account for over 51 million school hours missed each year.

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Curious What Kids Under the Age of 5 Should Drink? | 2020 GUIDELINES

As a parent or caregiver of kids under the age of 5, you have a major responsibility to help them learn healthy habits that protect their overall wellbeing. Over the years, food and beverage trends have come and gone, and you may be wondering exactly what you are supposed to be giving your child to quench their thirst. While juice boxes and flavored kinds of milk might be advertised all over parenting websites and magazines, the truth is that you need to be cautious about what your child puts into their mouth. In this post, we’re going to show you how to satisfy your angel’s thirst. Let’s dive right in.
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Emergency! (Are My Teeth Supposed to Move Like This?)

Emergency, are my teeth supposed to move like this? When your child feels self-conscious about their smile, you want to do everything possible to ensure that this does not become a lifetime reality for them. Orthodontics can do a world of good for your child’s smile. And is something that you’re going to find to be helpful in a variety of ways. This is why it is a good idea to make an appointment for your child to be seen by an orthodontic professional specializing in pediatric care so that you know they are getting a treatment plan designed specifically for them.

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All The Facts on Teething (EPIC LIST)

The appearance of a baby’s first few teeth are momentous occasions for parents, but the pain caused by erupting teeth usually makes babies very cranky. Cutting and growing milk teeth is not a pleasant experience, and babies express their pain and discomfort by becoming more irritable. Babies may manifest a lot of symptoms while they’re cutting and growing teeth, but they’re not always due to the process of new teeth coming through.

Your tiny bundle of joy may develop many viral illnesses during their first year of life, so symptoms of these ailments may coincide with those caused by new teeth. Your new arrival is a source of joy and excitement, so parents do their best to make things better when the baby’s not feeling well. There are many ways to help babies feel more comfortable and ease their pain, but be prepared for lots of fussiness and sleepless nights in the interim.

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Anxious About Your Preteen’s Teeth (Falling Out?)

Keeping your preteen’s mouth healthy is one of your most important jobs as a parent. Oral health affects almost every other aspect of your child’s health, so keeping their teeth and mouth clean can help keep the rest of their body up to snuff by limiting exposure to dangerous bacteria and infections that can arise from cavities and other situations resulting from improper oral care.

 

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Your Home is a Child Tooth Injury Nightmare (7 FACTS)

Over 50 percent of children sustain some type of injury to the tooth in their lifetime. These injuries are more common among boys 2-4 years of age, and boys and girls between the ages of two and three. Injuries more are common among these age groups because this is the age when motor coordination is developing. In addition, children in this age group are more active and involve themselves in rough play. Falls, fights and sports injuries are the most common causes of tooth injuries in children at home.

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What Can I Do [If My Child Is Missing a Permanent Tooth?]

If your child has started to lose their baby teeth, you should begin to see the eruption of their permanent teeth. This is usually a joyous occasion. But, it’s possible that one or more of their permanent teeth won’t come in like they’re supposed to. Which can make for a stressful situation. There’s also the possibility that a permanent tooth could fall out because of an accident or injury. In any case, it’s important to know what to do if your child is missing one or more permanent teeth.

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