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Is Dark Chocolate Good For Your Teeth?

Studies show that dark chocolate is effective at fighting cavities, plaque and tooth decay.   Dark chocolate is a good source of polyphenols, natural chemicals that can limit oral bacteria. They are also able to neutralize microorganisms that cause bad breath and prevent some bacteria from turning sugar and starches into acid, which

When Children Begin To Lose Their Baby Teeth

Erupting permanent teeth cause the roots of baby teeth to be reabsorbed so that by the time they are loose there is little holding them in place beside a small amount of tissue. Most children lose their baby teeth in this order: Baby teeth ordinarily are shed first at about age 6 when

Baby Teething Pain

Discomfort from teething, which may begin as early as 3 months, can wake a baby. The gums around the emerging teeth may be swollen and tender. How To Ease Your Baby’s Teething Pain: Chew Toys Plastic and rubber toys are great for soothing aching gums. Note: Teething necklaces and bracelets are made of

Bad Breath – Halitosis

Bad breath happens. If you’ve ever gotten that not-so-fresh feeling on a date, at a job interview or just talking with friends, you’re not alone. Studies show that 50 percent of adults have had bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives. Is there anything we can do to keep breath

Teething: 4 To 7 Months

Teething usually starts during these months. The two front teeth (central incisors), either upper or lower, usually appear first, followed by the opposite front teeth. The first molars come in next, followed by the canines or eyeteeth. The Timing Of Teething There is great variability in the timing of teething. If your child

How To Prevent Tooth Decay In Your Baby

Baby teeth are important. If baby teeth are lost too early, the teeth that are left may move and not leave any room for adult teeth to come in. Also, if tooth decay is not prevented, it can be costly to treat, cause pain, and lead to life-threatening infections. Tooth decay (called early childhood

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