Dental Care for Kids Needs to Begin With Baby Teeth, Study Shows

Open wide, little one! Credit: Getty
It may seem painfully obvious, but a new study shows preventative dental care for kids and regular brushing can reduce the risk of cavities.
What makes this study out of the University of North C...
Researchers say you're never too young for dental hygiene.

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Tooth Fairy feels the pinch of inflation

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Good news and bad news at the dentist

I've been spending an awful lot of time in the dentist's chair lately. An old root canal went bad, another tooth needed a crown and my wisdom teeth had to come out. All in all, it's been a painful and expensive year for my mouth. On my last visit, I...

A beautiful way to preserve your child's lost teeth

The excitement of losing baby teeth is definitely one of the highlights of childhood. There is a certain kind of magic to falling asleep and awaking to find money under the pillow. But keeping track of all those many lost teeth can be hard for a pare...

Teething and the power of oxytocin

He's drooling... he must be teething! Fevers? He's probably teething. Oh, look at your baby chomp on those toys! He's surely teething. I've been listening to the old, and not-so-old, wives for pretty much the whole eight-some months of Truman's life....


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