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.
8 Tips to Protect Your Child's Teeth
Teach your child how to take care of his teeth and prevent cavities.
Your Child's First Visit to the Dentist
WebMD tells you what to expect the first time you take your child to the dentist.
Oral Health Problems in Children
Children's dental problems may arise from bottle feeding, thumb sucking, lip sucking, and tongue thrusting.
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.
Don’t Cut Plaque Any Slack
Want to attack tooth plaque and keep it from coming back? Here’s how you can.
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.
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.