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Take Care of Your Child’s Teeth

Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases. Learn what you can do to keep your child’s teeth healthy.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FAQs: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center and informational requests concerning oral health issues.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

Milk, formula, juices, and other sweet drinks such as soda all have sugar in them. Sucking on a bottle filled with liquids that have sugar in them can cause tooth decay. This easy-to-read tip sheet presents advice on how to protect your baby from tooth decay.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

ADA (American Dental Association) for Kids

This page provides links to videos and puzzles on the topics of visiting the dentist, primary vs. permanent teeth, brushing, flossing, and more.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

American Dental Association

Braces

Find out how braces work and how to take care of your teeth while wearing braces.

Review Date: January 02, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Dental Care of a Child with Cleft Lip and Palate

Children with clefts may have special problems related to missing, malformed, or malpositioned teeth and require early evaluation by a dentist who is familiar with the needs of the child with a cleft. Learn about proper dental care for children born with a cleft lip and/or palate.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

Cleft Palate Foundation

Finding Low-Cost Dental Care

This fact sheet suggests various local, state, and federal sources of low-cost dental care. Information on accessing treatment through clinical trials and dental schools is also provided.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

What's a Cavity?

A cavity develops when a tooth decays, or breaks down. A cavity is a hole that can grow bigger and deeper over time. Cavities are also called dental caries, and if you have a cavity, it's important to get it repaired.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

The Nemours Foundation