Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are a plastic material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often.
Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth. But toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by "sealing out" plaque and food.
Tips on weaning your child from the pacifier, including different approaches that can reduce stress for both kids and parents when trying to “ban the binky!” By AAPD President Dr. Ed Moody Many parents are thankful for the invention of pacifiers that can help calm and soothe fussy babies. Infants often use a pacifier or suck on a thumb for comfort, security or simply as a method to make contact with the world. In fact, some babies begin to suck on their fingers or thumbs even
It’s completely natural that your tween wants to rush into all the things he or she sees older kids doing. But slow down. Just because a particular choice is the “norm” these days doesn’t make it a good choice. Think about these ten areas where you may need to hold your child back—for her own good. We’ve put together a list of 10 things 10-year-olds should not do to help you spot the danger zones for kids of this age range. We realize that all children mature at different rat
Dr Hamilton claims he has the secret to calming down a crying baby.#HolyGrailofParenting From Mashable.com Since the beginning of time, parents have been trying just about everything possible to calm a crying baby. Everyone has their own technique and secret, however, Dr. Robert Hamilton, a pediatrician from Santa Monica, California, has his own trick — and it may not be a method you'd think of on your own. Hamilton, who has been practicing pediatrics for about 30 years, i