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.
Your Child's Teeth
WebMD provides an overview of children's teeth, including a primary teeth (or baby teeth) development chart.
Oral Health Problems in Children
Children's dental problems may arise from bottle feeding, thumb sucking, lip sucking, and tongue thrusting.
Halloween Candy: 5 Tips for Children’s Oral Health
Your children can enjoy their Halloween candy and good oral health with these five tricks for parents.
Having a Tooth Pulled: What to Expect, Causes For Extraction, and More
WebMD explains why your dentist may need to pull a tooth, or multiple teeth, and what to expect.
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.
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.
Fight Tooth and Nail Against Gum Disease
How can you tell you have gum disease? What can you do about it?
Teach Your Toddler to Brush
A step and stages guide to getting your child to brush their own teeth.
Preventing Bad Dental Habits
Expert advice on stopping bad dental habits before they start.
Teaching Kids to Floss
How to floss: step-by-step.
Good Dental Habits
How to have a successful family oral health strategy.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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.
The Tongue (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Definition, Problems, and More
WebMD's Tongue Anatomy Page provides a detailed picture and definition of the tongue as well as an overview of its function and location in the body. Also learn about conditions, test, and procedures that may affect the tongue.
17 Oral Health & Mouth Problems
Sores, painful gums, bad breath -- what’s going on in your mouth? Found out with our slideshow of the most common mouth problems.