Sippy cups increase risk of caries in children.

Early Childhood Caries: The Truth About Sippy Cups

Most parents know about Early Childhood Caries (or cavities), also known as ECC. However, did you know covered cups for small children – notably sippy cups – can be detrimental to young teeth, too? Early Childhood Caries also goes by another name: Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. ECC occurs when sugary foods and liquids create the thin…

Teething

Teething, Baby Teeth, and Permanent Teeth Near six months of age, baby teeth (or primary teeth) start to come in. This process is known as teething. In a few years, most often by the age of three, the full set of twenty baby teeth will have grown in and this process will be through. The…

Pediatric Oral Hygiene

Pediatric Dentistry and Pediatric Oral Hygiene Though lost early in life, baby teeth (also known as primary teeth) play a key role in the development of healthy, evenly spaced permanent teeth. Baby teeth help keep teeth lined up right. And they also help kids chew and allow a child to develop proper speech patterns. Without…

Caring for Baby Teeth

Kids in the U.S. suffer from tooth decay more than any other infectious disease. To help reverse this trend, parents and caretakers need to take good care of baby teeth and start healthy oral hygiene habits early. The American Dental Association urges parents to set up their child’s first visit to the dentist within six…

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay (also known as bottle rot) is a name for tooth decay in babies. Babies are at risk for tooth decay from the time their teeth start to grow in (six months of age, more or less). While all of the baby teeth are at risk for decay, the ones most at…