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Infants and Toddlers

From teething relief and the first dental visit to sippy cup use, this section offers advice for every parent.

8 Dental Care Tips for Moms (and Moms-To-Be)

1-800-DENTIST has 8 dental care tips just for moms (and moms-to-be). It takes more than just brushing your teeth and flossing daily to fight tooth decay and gum disease. 

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Dental Advice for the Expecting Mother

The hormonal changes of pregnancy make expecting mothers especially vulnerable to certain dental problems. Use this guide to learn what you should look out for when you're pregnant.

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Dental Care Checklist - Infants

Think dental care for baby teeth doesn't matter? Think again! Find out how to take care of your infant's teeth and gums during the first year and what dental problems to watch out for.

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Get Smart About Sippy Cups

Sippy cups mark the transition from nursing or bottle feeding to drinking from a cup. But overuse can contribute to tooth decay. Here's how to choose and use sippy cups well.

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Helping Kids Love the Dentist

Kids aren't pre-wired with a fear of the dentist. Check out our five simple ideas to help ensure your little one's relationship with the dentist gets off to a good start.

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Identifying Teething Symptoms and Giving Your Little One Relief

Understanding the symptoms related to teething can help ease this phase for you and your baby. Learn what you can do to give your infant relief when teething symptoms occur.

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Pacifiers and Bottles: Can Comfort Cause Complications?

Many children use pacifiers and bottles for feeding and soothing. But they can pose a threat to your child's baby teeth, permanent teeth and speech development after prolonged use.

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Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay -- Yes, It's Possible!

Baby bottle tooth decay is common among children under the age of 3. But you can help your child avoid cavities by following some very simple dental care tips. 

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Thumb-Sucking Alert: Potential Problems, Possible Solutions

For many infants and toddlers, thumb-sucking is a natural thing to do; many use it to calm and soothe themselves. After the age of 4, it can be harmful. Find out what to do.

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Winning the Toothbrushing Wars

If your little one isn't a big fan of brushing, you're not alone! Here are eight ways to win the toothbrushing war once and for all -- and have a little fun while you're at it.

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Your Baby Teeth Primer: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know

You already know it's vital to care for your baby's overall health. Why should dental care be any different? Discover five things you should know to keep baby teeth healthy.

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Your Child's First Dental Visit: Tips for Moms & Dads

Making your child's first dental visit a positive experience can have a long-lasting impact. Learn how to prepare your child beforehand and what things to discuss with their dentist.

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Use Mouthwash, Avoid a Premature Delivery: 1800Dentist.com

No matter of if you are trying to get pregnant, are already a mother of five or are a man concerned about the well-being of their baby momma, 1-800-DENTIST can connect you with a great dentist up to the task of implementing the right dental care to keep everyone safe and healthy.

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Uses for Baby Teeth: 1800Dentist.com

Overtime, adult teeth will fill the toothless smiles of children and the Tooth Fairy will amass a huge collection of deciduous teeth. Fortunately the devices do not have to take up space in her closet as there are actually practical uses for primary teeth and 1800Denist.com has some up-cycling ideas for you.

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Dental Problems from the Mouths of Babes: 1800Dentist.com

Caregivers interested in finding out more ways to prevent dental problems from impacting the mouth of babes should discuss the issue directly with a dentist specializing in children's dental care. Regardless of if you want to find a family dentist or kid's dentist to assist with the task, one phone call to 1-800-DENTIST will provide you with all the contact information you need to find a dentist up for the task.

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Battle Over Baby Teeth: 1800Dentist.com

Losing baby teeth is a rite of passage for nearly every person on earth and typically nature will kick into gear and allow for the  shedding milk teeth typically starts starting at age six. However, thanks to the rise of tooth decay and cavities in children, more of those teeth are being extracted by professional dentists.

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