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.
Your Teeth and Cavities
Cavities happen as a result of tooth decay. Learn more about cavities and taking care of your teeth.
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.
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.
Good Dental Habits
How to have a successful family oral health strategy.
Preventing Bad Dental Habits
Expert advice on stopping bad dental habits before they start.
Teaching Kids to Floss
How to floss: step-by-step.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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.
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.