Frequently Asked Pediatric Dentistry Questions

What should I use to clean my baby's teeth?


When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?


What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?


Are baby teeth really that important to my child?


What should I do if my child has a toothache?


Are thumb sucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child's teeth?


How can I prevent decay caused by nursing?


How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?


Toothpaste: when should we begin using it and how much should we use?


How do I make my child's diet safe for his teeth?


How do dental sealants work?


How do I know if my child is getting enough fluoride?


What can I do to protect my child's teeth during sporting events?


What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?


How safe are dental X-rays?


How can parents help prevent tooth decay?


At what age should I bring my child to the pediatric dentist?


My 2-year-old child has a cavity in a tooth. Should the tooth be filled?


When will my baby start getting teeth?


Is there anything I can do to comfort my baby while he is teething?


Why do the permanent teeth look so much yellower than the baby teeth?


My child has a double row of front teeth. Why is this, and what should be done about it?


Is it all right for my child to remove her own baby teeth when they become loose?


What about the big space between my 8-year-old's two upper front teeth?


My child's baby teeth had a lot of decay. Does this mean that the permanent teeth will be just as bad?


What causes nursing caries and baby bottle tooth decay?


Why should the baby teeth be filled, since they will be lost anyway?


When should I start cleaning my baby's teeth?


Should I use an electric toothbrush on my child's teeth?


What toothpaste is best for my child?


Why is it necessary to take my child to the pediatric dentist every six months?


What causes decay?


Why is fluoride so important?


Should I worry about thumb or finger sucking?


What is a sealant?