Teething is an often-difficult rite of passage for infants and toddlers (and let’s face it, for their parents, too). Taking care of a youngster’s discomfort during this time and learning how to care for new teeth once they emerge requires some patience—and maybe a little research. Use this Web guide to help answer your teething-related questions.
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Dental hygiene starts well before infants get their baby teeth. Learn how to care for their teeth and gums properly using the Web sites below.
For dental care supplies …
sells soft toothbrushes, fluoride-free toothpaste, teething tablets and other supplies you may need to care for an infant or toddler’s teeth.
focuses on the early stages of dental care, providing tips on keeping a baby’s gums clean and when to start flossing.
The Academy of General Dentistry
answers several questions about caring for young teeth, including scheduling a child’s first visit to the dentist. Also look for information about monitoring an infant’s fluoride intake, preparing a child for a dental exam, promoting good brushing habits and more.
For dental problems to watch out for …
aims to answer some of the questions parents may have about the potential problems youngsters can cause to their teeth by sucking on their thumb, fingers or pacifiers.
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