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Dental Health in Children

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Anatomy

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Teeth- Children- Primary Dentition

  • What are teeth used for?
  • Types of teeth and their location in the mouth
  • Teething- when each tooth comes through the gums

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Advice on dental health

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Teething troubles

  • When primary teeth come through the gums
  • Problems babies experience during teething
  • Signs that a baby is teething
  • Relieving a baby’s pain during teething

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Dental hygiene in babies and young children

  • Why it is important to care for children’s primary teeth
  • Causes of cavities in early childhood
  • Keeping primary teeth healthy
  • When a baby or child should visit the dentist

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First aid: oral trauma (mouth and teeth injuries) in infants and toddlers

  • Types of oral trauma
  • First aid for oral cuts
  • First aid for tooth injuries
  • First aid for oral burns
  • Follow up care for oral trauma

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Importance of Regular Dental Check-ups

  • Why visiting the dentist regularly is important
  • When children should visit the dentist
  • How the dentist examines teeth

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Nutrition and dental health

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Nutrition for healthy teeth

  • How what people eat affects the health of their teeth
  • How sugary foods affect teeth
  • Foods that protect teeth
  • Eating guidelines for healthy teeth

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Dental Health and Nutrition During Pregnancy

  • How nutrition affects a pregnant woman’s dental health
  • How nutrition affects the dental health of the foetus
  • Nutritional guidelines for dental health in pregnancy

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Effects of Nutrition on Dental health from Birth to One Year of Age

  • Breastfeeding and Dental Health
  • Promoting dental health during the transition to solid foods.

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Effect of Nutrition on Dental health from One to Two Years of Age

  • How different snack foods affect dental health
  • How different main meals affect dental health
  • How sugary foods affect dental health

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Effect of Nutrition on Dental health from Two to Five Years of Age

  • How different foods affect dental health
  • Overview of nutrition for dental health

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Dates

Posted On: 23 February, 2010
Modified On: 28 June, 2016
Reviewed On: 7 June, 2016

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