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Make Flossing a Key Part of Early Oral Care

Make Flossing a Key Part of Early Oral Care

Oral health care for very young children has a significant long-term impact on their health. The Healthy Teeth, Healthy MeTM initiative from First Things First Cochise Region is all about highlighting this impact and encouraging families to start dental hygiene early,...

Regular Dental Visits Should Start Early

Regular Dental Visits Should Start Early

The Key to Healthy, Bright Smiles is Bi-annual Dentist Appointments Beginning with your baby’s first tooth or first birthday (whichever comes first) you’ll want to schedule regular dental checkups for your little one. Just like they need routine check-ups with their...

Taking Care of Toddler & Baby Teeth at Home

Taking Care of Toddler & Baby Teeth at Home

There are several simple keys to keeping children’s teeth healthy from home. Most parents and caregivers are surprised to learn that caring for children’s teeth and gums should start when they’re just babies. However, it’s recommended by pediatric dentists to start at...

Keeping Teeth Healthy Means Limiting Sugar

Keeping Teeth Healthy Means Limiting Sugar

Start your children’s healthy habits off right by reducing sweets daily If there is one thing kids gravitate towards, it’s sugar. Unfortunately, sugar is found in many everyday foods, especially sweets such as candy, cookies, flavored yogurt and puddings. Plus, it’s...

Top Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay in Young Children

Top Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay in Young Children

Did you know that tooth decay is preventable? In fact, your baby is born with no germs in their mouth. But, germs are easily passed from yours to theirs when you share spoons, food or lick their pacifier. Do your best not to put things from your mouth into your baby’s...

The Importance of Baby Teeth

The Importance of Baby Teeth

Did you know that your child is born with 20 little teeth growing under their gums? The first one usually appears at about 6 months. Baby teeth help your child chew and eat, speak clearly and smile with confidence. They also hold space for your child’s permanent...

Is Fluoride Good for Children’s Teeth?

Is Fluoride Good for Children’s Teeth?

When you hear the word fluoride, you probably think about toothpaste. But what exactly is fluoride? What does it do? And as the parent of a little one, is fluoride good for children’s teeth? What is fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral. In addition to...