Teeth First! Teeth First!

December 2013

Eliminating Childhood Dental Disease: The Power is in Our Hands

Written by: Steven Brown, DMD

When TeethFirst! reached out to me to write this post, I responded with an enthusiastic “yes!” because I feel very deeply invested in improving children’s oral health. In fact, I support the overall goal of encouraging age one dental visits because as an oral surgeon, I’ve seen too many youngsters coming to me in need of surgery for disease that could have been prevented if a dentist had only been involved in the child’s care sooner. This growing number of young patients has prompted me to reach out to you now.

A Fun Place to Learn About Your Child’s Teeth and How to Take Care of Them

Our blog and website here at TeethFirst! offers you lots of great resources that will help make taking care of your child’s teeth easier.  Sometimes, that means sending you to other websites that we think will be fun for you and your child to use. One of our favorites is called 2min2x.org. It has great information about your child’s growing teeth and how to care for them, but it also has fun stuff for kids!  We think you’ll enjoy it and find it very useful.

Here’s what you’ll find there.

Un Lugar Divertido Para Aprender Sobre los Dientes de su Niño y Cómo Cuidarlos

Written by: Steven Brown, DMD

Queremos usar el sitio Web Primerolosdientes y el blog ToothTalk para brindarle excelente información que le ayudará a cuidar los dientes de su niño. Algunas veces, compartimos otros sitios Web que pensamos serán divertidos para usted y su niño.  

Uno de nuestros sitios Web favoritos se llama 2min2x.org.   ¡Tiene información sobre los dientes que crecen de su niño y cómo cuidarlos y también muchas cosas divertidas para los niños! Pensamos que lo disfrutará y encontrará muy útil.

Esto es lo que encontrará.

La Primera Vista Dental de mi Bebé: Relato de una Mamá

Written by: Angie, La Mamá de Gabriella

Antes de que mi bebé Gabriella tuviera su primer diente cuando tenía siete meses, cuidé sus encías limpiándolas con un trapo suave luego de cada comida. Sus primeros tres dientes salieron todos al mismo tiempo; fueron momentos difíciles para todos. Los cepillé con un cepillo y pasta dental especial hechos para bebés. Pensé que era todo el cuidado que necesitaba su boca hasta que fuera más grande y tuviera más dientes.

My Baby’s First Dental Visit: A Mom’s Story

Written by: Angie, Gabriella's Mom

Before my baby Gabriella got her first few teeth when she was seven months old, I took care of her gums by wiping them with a soft cloth after every feeding. Her first three teeth came in all at once­—it was a hard time for everyone! I brushed them with a special toothbrush and toothpaste made just for babies. I thought that was all the care her mouth would need until she was older and had more teeth.

TeethFirst! Creating healthy smiles for a lifetime.