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Teething and Early Oral Health for Babies & Toddlers

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Healthy teeth are an important part of your child's overall health.
Air Date: 12/10/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Krol, MD
krol davidDr. David Krol, a pediatrician, is a Senior Program Officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, David was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.  He currently serves as the chair of the Section on Oral Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Teething and Early Oral Health for Babies & Toddlers
Teething usually starts between four and seven 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 best way to protect your child’s teeth is to teach them good dental habits.

With the proper coaching, they’ll quickly adopt good oral hygiene as a part of their daily routine.

Listen in as David Krol, MD, discusses your child's early teething habits and their early oral care.
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