Oral health

is what keeps your child’s smile bright, but good dental care is about more than just looking good. Dental problems are the biggest cause of kids missing school, but developing good oral health starts in infancy. Even before your child’s teeth appear, his or her gums should be wiped with a soft cloth after eating, and he or she should see a dentist by the age of six months. Help your child smile—and succeed—by making oral health a priority.

Beautiful Smiles Start Early

Beautiful Smiles Start EarlyDid you know that your baby’s beautiful smile begins before birth? Regular prenatal care and a healthy diet including calcium help strengthen your baby’s teeth before birth. In fact, experts recommend that expectant mothers visit the...

D+ for Decay

D+ for Decay

D+ for Decay Do you know when it's the right time to take a child to the dentist? Many parents and caregivers say by the time he or she reaches kindergarten. The reality? When a child reaches his or her first birthday, they should have already been examined by a...

Sugar Solution

Sugar SolutionTo be honest, I was worried about restricting my sons’ consumption of sugary drinks. When they are thirsty, juice is the first request! Like most parents, I dreaded the meltdowns that often occur with changes in our children’s lives. I decided to take a...

Baby Teeth: To Brush or Not to Brush

Baby Teeth: To Brush or Not to BrushWe all know the drill, no pun intended. Your child hands you his toothbrush and bares his teeth. He giggles and grins as each tooth is expertly polished. Then he gives you a hug, climbs into bed and sleeps until morning. Oh wait,...

Good Beginnings 1: The Importance of Early Dental Care

Good Beginnings 1: The Importance of Early Dental Care

Good Beginnings 1: The Importance of Early Dental CareExperts call poor oral health the number one childhood epidemic in the country. The first "Good Beginnings" segment featured a visit to the Children's Dental Center in Inglewood, where children as young as 1 year...

Tips for National Children’s Dental Health Month

Tips for National Children’s Dental Health Month

Tips for National Children’s Dental Health Month What do 7 out of 10 low-income children below the age of 5 in Los Angeles County have in common? (Trust us: It’s nothing to smile about.) According to a study funded in part by First 5 LA, some 72 percent of children...

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