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Tooth Decay in Children

You might think that since your child only has his or her baby teeth, that you don’t need to worry about tooth decay. Unfortunately, that thought is incorrect. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 48% of children ages 2 to 11 will develop tooth decay, or a cavity, in their baby teeth. And 28% of children ages 2 to 5 develop......
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How Should I Clean My Child’s Baby Teeth?

There are so many questions that come with caring for a small child. When should I feed him? How often does she need to be changed? Is he too hot in that outfit? Does she need a blanket? One common question that Monrovia pediatric dentist Dr. Q hears from her pediatric patients’ parents is, “How should I clean my child’s baby teeth?” Read on for......
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At What Age Should I Take My Child to the Dentist for the First Time?

Many parents ask Monrovia pediatric dentist Dr. Q, “At what age should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?” The answer, for some, is surprising. Toddlers should see the dentist at age 1, even if they are still teething. An early visit to the dentist is a great way to ensure that your child’s teeth are growing in properly, that your......
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5 Baby Tooth Care Tips

A teething baby, while sometimes cranky, is a new milestone for a young family. It symbolizes that their little baby is growing up and will soon be a toddler, eating table food, walking and more. Monrovia pediatric dentist Dr. Q finds that when it comes to baby teeth, many parents are unsure of how to take care of them. Read on for a list of......
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Tooth Care Tips for Children from a Monrovia Dentist

Parents want the best for their children, and oral health is no exception. Fortunately, it’s easy to develop good dental behavior for kids. Here, Monrovia dentist Dr. Q offers her advice for parents and children from birth through the early years. Get started even before your baby has teeth. Infant newborns may not have pearly whites to brush, but it’s still important to care for......
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How To Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

The most important part of kids tooth care begins at home when the baby’s first tooth appears. Even when the baby is on feeding, the probable birth of bacteria in the baby’s mouth can be prevented by wiping baby’s gums with a clean damp cloth. Following the growth of little teeth, a child toothbrush can be used to floss the kid’s gums and teeth to......
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