A new parent asked me the other day if they could use concentrated or powdered baby formula that needed to be mixed with water. That brought to mind the need to discuss fluoride and its importance in developing teeth. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘teeth’
After all the crying, and teething fits, midnight trips to the crib, and endless time soothing and rubbing gums…. it’s finally here. Baby’s first tooth! It’s also time to start thinking about your child’s dental health, and baby’s first visit to the Dentist. (more…)
A major milestone in a your-baby’s first year is the cutting of their first tooth. Babies typically get their first tooth, on the bottom, around four to seven months of age. But it is important for parents to realize that babies develop differently and it is not unheard of for your-baby to cut their first tooth closer to their first birthday. (more…)
Young children given syrup containing the naturally occurring sweetener xylitol may be less likely to develop decay in their your-baby teeth, results of a study hint.
Xylitol, approved in the United States for use in food since 1963, has been shown to be effective in preventing tooth decay by inhibiting the growth of bacteria that cause cavities. These previous studies have primarily involved chewing gum or lozenges used in school-age children with permanent teeth. (more…)
It’s a problem every parent faces: a child may only eat a few bites of a well-planned, nutritious dinner and say they’re full. But then a few minutes later, they have no problem eating a large bowl of ice cream. Now parents can blame it on growing bones. (more…)