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Dr. John Comisi
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Child Dental Health (Overview)

Child dental health refers to the treatment and health maintenance of children's teeth.


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Is sucking on a pacifier any better for a baby's dental health than sucking on a thumb? Our daughter sucks her thumb all of the time, and we've heard about the damage it can do to a child's teeth. Since pacifiers are softer, we were hoping we could someho

Is sucking on a pacifier any better for a baby's dental health than sucking on a thumb? Our daughter sucks her thumb all of the time, and we've heard about the damage it can do to a child's teeth. Since pacifiers are softer, we were hoping we could someho

Pacifier better: But it is likely too late. Your child always has access to the thumb, and it can do significant harm especially if respiratory patterns and facial growth pattern is genetically problematic. Pacifier usually smaller and bears less weight than the thumb. Any sucking habit will tend to narrow the upper jaw and cause front tooth occlusion to be harmed. ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
128 doctors shared insights

Child Dental Health (Overview)

Child dental health refers to the treatment and health maintenance of children's teeth.


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What is systemic dental health condition?

What is systemic dental health condition?

Almost any.: As much as we've tried, health care providers haven't been able (over the last 100 years) to separate oral health from systemic health. Research continues to point out how oral conditions affect the whole body & systemic conditions affect the mouth. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, many different cancers, and health birth outcomes are all tied to a healthy mouth. Floss & see your dentist ;-). ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Tip)

Improving Oral Health

For your toddlers first dental visit don't give them too much information, do not make them anxious. ...See more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
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What is the definition or description of: dental health?

What is the definition or description of: dental health?

No bleeding gums: Healthy non-swollen gums with no bleeding. No dental caries. No loose teeth, nor any missing teeth. No bone loss, with teeth in proper alignment providing good esthetics and proper function in speech, chewing, and lip support. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Tip)

Improving Oral Health

For dental appointments, mark your calendar or add it as a reminder to your smartphone. ...See more

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How good is the waterpik for dental health?

How good is the waterpik for dental health?

Helpful adjunct...: The water pik can be part of the regimen to maintain good dental health. But it is not necessary to accomplish this, and if other techniques are not followed, it is not enough (see prior answers about good basic dental care). As for peroxide, would not use straight peroxide on any part of skin or mucous membrane or in mouth: too astringent. Perhaps diluted, or combined with baking soda, may be ok. ...Read more

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Can poor dental health causes disorders in fetus?

Can poor dental health causes disorders in fetus?

YES: Poor oral health is the primary causes of low birthweight and premature deliveries. ...Read more

Dr. Hedi Kermani
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Dental Health (Definition)

Healthy non-swollen gums with no bleeding. No dental caries. No loose teeth, nor any missing teeth. No bone loss, with teeth in proper alignment providing good esthetics and proper function in speech, ...Read more