Questions about development and health of teeth. See also the tags [teething] and [brushing-teeth].

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When should you start brushing your child's teeth?

My seven-month-old son just cut his first two teeth. When do we start to brush them? Is two teeth enough to brush? Or should I wait until he has more? If so, how many more?
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Is teeth grinding bad for my child?

My one year old daughter will occasionally grind her teeth together for a few seconds. She has four teeth on top and four teeth on bottom, and she will grind them back and forth when she is walking ...
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When to pull loose teeth

My 5 year old is starting to have some teeth become loose. Specifically her lower two front teeth. I just noticed today that one of them is really loose. However, I don't know how loose it should be ...
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How do I stop my child from grinding his teeth while sleeping?

How do I stop my 4 year old son from grinding his teeth while he is sleeping?
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How to brush the teeth of my 1 yr old baby?

My baby who is a 1 yr old who has 8 teeth and enjoys eating chocolate very much. Some of my relatives have suggested that I brush her teeth with a baby toothbrush, but I am confused about whether a ...
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What to do about gnawing when Adult teeth start to come in?

My boy is just closing in on 6 years of age. (thanks to p.se.com, he spits after he brushes his teeth) About a month ago his lost his two front teeth within a week of each other. The new teeth have ...
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Do milk teeth indicate what permanent teeth will be like?

Are milk teeth characteristics such as shape, alignment, spaces between teeth, etc. indicative of what permanent teeth will be like?
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When do baby teeth start falling out?

I am wondering when baby teeth begin falling out. I realize this varies from person to person but there has to be a general rule of thumb as to when it normally begins.
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How to comfort a new born with gum's ache whose teeth are about to grow?

I like to know how to comfort and relax a new born whose primary teeth (or milk teeth) are about to grow. What about soothing the gums with a Teether? What i have read about Teether s is that they are ...
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Dentist for a baby? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At what age should I enroll my child in dental and vision plans? I'm sure this in a question only relevant to the US since we have to think about stuff like this, but ...
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Does a damaged dental brace need repairing?

My son uses a palate expander and the side prong has broken off. Since it's so late I can't call the dentist but my son is very upset because he doesn't want to have to get a new one or prolong the ...