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Root canal on a baby tooth?

At my son's last dental appointment, his dentist recommended a root canal for one of my son's baby tooth. I understand that root canals are meant to save the natural tooth, but...

How long should my child be brushing their teeth?

My daughter brushes her teeth very quickly, just a little under a minute. I realized this the other day right before she went to school. I know that she should definitely be...

My daughter still hasn't gotten her first tooth. Is this normal?

My daughter is 14 months old, so over a year, and she still doesn't have any of her first teeth. We thought that she was teething, because it seemed like she had all of the signs...

How long should my child go to her pediatric dentist?

My daughter is 15 years old, and I'm beginning to think she's a little too old to go to her child dentist. I'm considering taking her to mine, especially since she has all of...

My son is sucking his thumb with adult teeth. What can happen?

My son sucked his thumb with his baby teeth, and we brought this up to the dentist but he said it was okay as long as he doesn't have adult teeth yet. Now that he's 7-years-old,...

What happens if my son's baby teeth don't come out?

This actually happened with my aunt, and she still has some of her baby teeth (she actually has to eat so carefully because of it too). I just had a baby boy, so I might be thinking...

Ways to soothe teething?

My daughter is teething, and she's constantly crying because of it. She does have a few teething rings, and we've tried Motrin, but these only work temporarily. Are there other...

Can tooth grinding be a serious issue for kids?

I heard my daughter grinding her teeth while she was sleeping a few nights ago. I didn't really think anything of it because I know it's a common thing, and that she'll most likely...

Why is my child's tongue white?

I was helping my daughter, who's five years old, brush her teeth, and I noticed that her tongue is white. I've also noticed some white along her gums and the inside of her cheek....

What are the rubber bands on braces for?

My son needs to have braces soon, and I've never really paid attention to how they looked or what they included until his dentist mentioned it to us. I was just wondering, what...

How many times a year should kids get a teeth whitening?

My child goes for their checkup at least once every three months. How often should I take her to get her teeth whitened? She's 10-years-old.

Can I use dental floss for my 4 year old?

My son is 4 years old. Can I start using dental floss on his teeth as part of his toothbrushing routine?

My child accidentally ate toothpaste. What should I do?

My daughter is 7 years old, and has been brushing her teeth on her own for about two years (me and my husband would help her when she was younger). She told me she accidentally...

Is delayed teething in kids normal?

My son is 10 months old and has not yet started teething. While my pediatrician says its normal, I'm still worried. I need a second opinion. Is this normal? And is there really...

Are teeth whitening toothpastes actually good?

I have been seeing commercials for a ton of teeth whitening toothpastes. Are these really good and do they actually work?

Are mouthwashes safe for kids?

Is it safe to use mouthwashes for kids? Are there any chemical ingredients that I should watch out for?

Are bleeding gums in kids a cause of concern?

My son's gums are bleeding, especially when he brushes his teeth. He is 14 years old. Should I be concerned about his bleeding gums, and what should I do to help him?

My baby is 7 months old and has 4 teeth. Should I use a brush to clean his teeth?

My baby is 7 months old and his first two teeth came in recently. How should I clean them? Should I use a kids toothbrush?

Is there a safe mouthwash for toddlers?

What should I look for when buying a mouthwash for a toddler? Is there any particular mouthwash that you would recommend?

My 3 year old daughter grinds her teeth. Is this okay?

My daughter is 3 years old and has a habit of grinding her teeth, especially at night. Is this normal? Also, is it likely to harm her teeth in the long run?

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