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Are you wondering what causes bad breath in young children ? Bad breath also known as halitosis is caused by poor oral hygiene habits and or may be related to some health issues. Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco can ...

Diet plays an important role in maintaining good oral/overall health.  Eating a balanced diet helps you maintain an overall healthy body.  A balanced diet compromises  of a variety of fruits, veggies, whole grain and protein rich foods. Not ...

Click on  the link below to check out the pediatric guide book to children’s oral    health from the American Academy of Pediatrics. You will certainly find all the information you need to know about your child’s tooth eruption, how to ...

The pH of the mouth is different in everyone; sometimes 5,5-6,0, however, on an average basis, it is 7, or neutral. It is generally recognized that a saliva pH range of 6.5 to 7.5 is considered healthy.  Low ph can be a precursor to calcium ...

Things to know about a space maintainer – learn from the ADA – Q and A. Q. Why do children lose their baby teeth ? A. A baby tooth usually stays in until a permanent tooth underneath pushes it out and takes its place. Unfortunately, ...

Fluoride, used both systemically and topically, is the most effective preventive measure to reduce cavities. If your water supply is NOT fluoridated, check with your pediatric dentist  or pediatrician for the proper supplemental dosage. The ...

Dental caries (tooth decay) is an infection caused by bacteria which destroys tooth enamel. A deep cavity in your child’s primary (baby) tooth may cause the infection to go into the pulp (nerve) of the tooth. In such cases, a pulpotomy is ...

After an infant is born the activities of the mouth quickly become the center of his/her universe! The sucking urge provides pleasure and nourishment and is a normal part of infant development. Because sucking is also comforting, many babies ...

Early childhood caries, which include baby bottle tooth decay, nursing caries, and rampant caries, is terminology now proposed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention to identify a specific dental disease affecting the ...

Dental Caries (cavities)  and gingivitis are complicated oral infectious diseases that begin in infancy when bacteria start to inhabit the mouth. These bacteria produce acids and toxins harmful to the teeth and gingiva (gums). They increase in ...