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Help docs! my one year old won't let us brush her teeth. Any tips?

Help docs! my one year old won't let us brush her teeth. Any tips?

Washcloth: Try using a washcloth to brush the teeth. I also read about using gauze or muslin with a little toothpaste. I also recommend trying to let the baby hold the toothbrush. Often the child will try to brush their own teeth. ...Read more

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My 5 & half year old, her tooth is shaking and when I checked her teeth I noticed there's another tooth growing inside (behind) the one shaking is it?

My 5 & half year old, her tooth is shaking and when I checked her teeth I noticed there's another tooth growing inside (behind) the one shaking is it?

Loose teeth are: Normal in a 5 year old. I suspect it's the lower front tooth. The baby tooth is exfoliating to allow the permanent tooth to erupt. The other tooth growing in is the normal pattern. Sounds normal to me, but have your dentist comment on this at your child's next checkup or sooner if it will relieve any concern. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a one year old baby no teeth, is that normal?

What to do if I have a one year old baby no teeth, is that normal?

Not typical, but: That's not typical but within normal limits. It's about time for you to take your child to a pedodontist for his\her first check-up anyway. Often, teeth can be felt below the gum line by a dentist when they may not be apparent to you. ...Read more

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My one-year-old hates it when I brush his teeth. What should I do?

My one-year-old hates it when I brush his teeth. What should I do?

Brush them: Unfortunately, not a whole lot, most children hate to have their teeth brushed. It is just something you have to do as a parent and have them cry until they figure out its not that bad and they make it a habit. Things that may help is getting a good tasting baby toothpaste and making a game out of it, rewarding your child after your done. ...Read more

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What happens with a cracked baby tooth? While brushing our three year old son's teeth last week, i noticed what looks like a crack on one of his teeth. It doesn't seem to hurt him at all, and i've made an appointment with our dentist. I'm just wondering i

What happens with a cracked baby tooth? While brushing our three year old son's teeth last week, i noticed what looks like a crack on one of his teeth. It doesn't seem to hurt him at all, and i've made an appointment with our dentist. I'm just wondering i

See the Pro: Hopefully it's minor, but teeth do break. Kids fall down and get bumped all the time. Cavities can also cause fractures. It's important that kids start seeing dentist as soon as 1st tooth comes in. If your dentist has seen your child regularly, he will know so much more about your son's individual dental needs. You did the right thing by scheduling an appointment. ...Read more

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Can children wear night guards? Our seven year old son grinds his teeth at night, and i've worn a night guard for bruxism for many years as an adult. Do they have the same things for kids, and if so, do they have to always get new ones due to growth? .

Can children wear night guards? Our seven year old son grinds his teeth at night, and i've worn a night guard for bruxism for many years as an adult. Do they have the same things for kids, and if so, do they have to always get new ones due to growth?


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Many : Many children grind their teeth. It is normal, and is a part of jaw and muscle development. It i also our bodies' reaction to stress, and as a parent, you know that growing up is stressful. Follow the advise of dr. Davantzis: lots of love and regular visits to the pediatric dentist are exactly what the doctor ordered. Best wishes, dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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