Pediatric Dental Disease

pediatric dental diseasePediatric dental disease is the #1 chronic childhood illness. If left untreated, pediatric tooth decay can lead to devastating consequences that extend beyond dental health. Tooth decay can negatively impact a child’s overall health, inhibit their social development and even compromise growth.

Pain and infection from tooth decay can lead to eating, speaking and learning issues. Pediatric dental disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia and more problems. But tooth decay is preventable. Unfortunately, dental care is an unmet health need of children in the US. This is for many reasons, such as lack of dental insurance.

To find out more about pediatric dental disease and ways that you can make sure your child sees a dentist, read the article here: Facts About Tooth Decay.

How To Brush A Toddler’s Teeth

If you have a toddler, you know that brushing their teeth is not always an easy task. In an article from Babycenter, they offer tips on how to brush a toddler’s teeth.

Toddlers love to copy everything their parents do, so one ideas is to buy matching toothbrushes and brush together. Another tactic is to let toddler brushingthe child stand on a stool to see himself in the mirror. Another is to let them pick the flavor of toothpaste.

No matter what route you take, don’t take brushing lightly.  It is important for your toddler to brush as their teeth are coming in and they are eating more solid foods. See the full article from Babycenter here:

How can I get my toddler to cooperate when I brush his teeth? | BabyCenter.