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.

Why I Hate Halloween

Why I Hate HalloweenI hate Halloween. I don’t have anything against goblins and ghouls or witches and pumpkins. In fact, I like dressing up and getting (or giving) a good scare. But what I can’t stand is the avalanche of ooey, gooey candy that makes its way into my...

Oral Health: Every Kid Deserves a Great Smile

Oral Health: Every Kid Deserves a Great SmileKeeping a child's smile happy and healthy begins when they are born. Taking good care of your child's gums and his baby teeth will help him grow up healthy and safe from preventable diseases. I'm treated tooth...

Oral Health Tips

Oral Health TipsKnow the FactsKeeping a child’s smile happy and healthy begins at day one! Good care of your child’s gums and teeth from birth helps him grow up healthy and ready to learn. Did you know…A child’s bad tooth or untreated cavity can lead to stomach aches,...

Dental Dictionary

Dental DictionaryLearn the Terms!Cavity - a tiny hole in the toother caused by decayCrown - the top part of the tooth not covered by the gumsEnamel - the hard, shiny cover that acts as the tooth’s bodyguard, protecting the inside partsFilling - a substance used to...

True Tales from the Tooth Doctor

True Tales from the Tooth DoctorThis month we’ve shared a few stories about what happens when they take their children to visit the dentist. Now let’s hear from a tooth doctor: The following giggle-worthy stories are from Dr. Arshia Shingler, a pediatric dentist in...

Give Kids a Smile

Give Kids a Smile

Give Kids a SmileAt 18 months, Allisson Garcia is too young to realize the importance of tooth brushing and regular dental visits. She was still and quiet on her father's lap while dental students in scrubs used an over-sized toothbrush and mouth to show her and...

Best Start Celebrates Oral Health Month

Best Start Celebrates Oral Health Month Best Start has joined with our First 5 LA partner, Ready. Set. Grow! and others to support Best Starts goals by celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month in February. Please join us in learning about and doing more to...

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