Kids Dental Health

Ask the kids’ dentist: when should I expect permanent teeth to replace baby teeth?

The emergence of permanent teeth is often heralded by a third set of molars that appear between your child’s sixth and seventh birthdays. These molars are permanent adult teeth that do not replace any baby teeth. Shortly thereafter, your child will develop the gap-tooth smile of the typical first grader …

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When should my child have dental x-rays?

The American Dental Association recommends the following dental x-rays for children. Age of child Recommendation Child prior to the appearance of the first permanent tooth Only if there is evidence of disease Child with at least 1 permanent tooth Individualized recommendation of dentist Adolescent before 3rd molars appear Posterior bitewings …

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How to care for your baby’s teeth

According to the American Dental Association, you are caring for your baby’s teeth by choosing to eat healthy foods throughout your pregnancy. As baby teeth come in—from six to thirty-six months—here are other ways to care for your baby’s teeth. Wipe gums with a wet gauze pad after each feeding …

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