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.
Choosing the Right Dental Care Products
Choosing from dozens of dental products can be daunting. Find out which toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes are best for your teeth.
Foods and Drinks Best for Your Teeth
Your diet can affect your oral health. WebMD tells you what you need to eat - and avoid eating - to ensure a healthy mouth.
An Overview of Dental Insurance Plans
Dental health insurance plans vary widely. Learn what to look for when selecting a plan.
Tips to Prevent Tooth and Mouth Injuries
Learn how to protect yourself from tooth and mouth injuries.
Ordinary vs. Powered Toothbrushes
They come in colorful shapes and sizes, and kids love them. Powered toothbrushes may be the way to get stubborn children to brush.
Trick or Treat ... or Cavities?
Use Halloween as a time to teach your children important lessons about nutrition and dental care.
Oral Health: The Mouth-Body Connection
Find out why the health of your mouth just may help protect you from diseases of the body.
What Your Dental Health Says About You
What can your teeth and gums tell you about your overall health? Common oral problems have been linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature birth, and more.
Ask the Dentist on WebMD
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.
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.
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 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.
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.