Dental Care for Children Directory
Taking care of your child's teeth is an important part of taking care of their overall health. Cavities and tooth or gum infections can lead to more serious health problems if ignored. Experts recommend that your child's dental care start at 12 months of age, or when their first teeth appear. As your child gets older, he or she should have their teeth professionally examined and cleaned by a dentist every 6 months. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about dental care for children and get tips on how to care for your child's teeth, what to do in a dental emergency, and more.
Nutrition and Your Child's Teeth
What your child eats affects his or her teeth. Keep your child's teeth in tip-top shape with these tips.
Easing Children's Fears of the Dentist
Parents and dentists each play an important role in preventing your child from developing fear of the dentist. Get tips on making the first visit go smoothly from the experts at WebMD.
Your Child's Teeth
WebMD provides an overview of children's teeth, including a primary teeth (or baby teeth) development chart.
Caring for Teeth With Braces and Retainers
Get tips on caring for teeth with braces and retainers.
What Should You Know About Your Child’s Oral Health?
When should you take your child to the dentist? How can you protect against kids' cavities? WebMD asked an expert.
When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?
The best time to take your child to the dentist may be earlier than you think, our expert says.
Trick or Treat ... or Cavities?
Use Halloween as a time to teach your children important lessons about nutrition and dental care.
9 Ways to Wean a Child Off Thumb Sucking
Got a preschooler who won't stop thumb sucking or finger sucking? Find out what to do about it.
Teach Your Toddler to Brush
A step and stages guide to getting your child to brush their own teeth.
Teaching Kids to Floss
How to floss: step-by-step.
Preventing Bad Dental Habits
Expert advice on stopping bad dental habits before they start.
Good Dental Habits
How to have a successful family oral health strategy.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Top Problems in Your Mouth
Sores, painful gums, bad breath -- what’s going on in your mouth? Found out with our slideshow of the most common mouth problems.
Slideshow: 19 Habits That Wreck Your Teeth
Don't let bad habits steal a beautiful smile. Learn about these top teeth-wrecking culprits, as well as tips to protect your teeth and gums.
The Teeth (Human Anatomy): Diagram, Names, Number, and Conditions
WebMD's Teeth Anatomy Page provides a detailed diagram and definition of the teeth, inlcuding types, names, and parts of the teeth.
Picture of Baby Yeast Infections
Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus, also known as yeast. Candida infection is not limited to the mouth; it can occur in other parts of the body as well, causing diaper rash in infants or vaginal yeast infections in women.