Is Fluoride Safe for Children? – American Dental Association

Dr. Brittany Seymour

A Mom’s Guide to Fluoride

By Dr. Brittany Seymour
Assistant Professor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine 

It was my first year out of dental school, and I was treating a two-and-a-half-year-old girl who grew up in a community without fluoride in the water. Her four front teeth were so badly decayed, painful and infected that I had to remove them completely. For a tiny toddler, the lights and sounds of the dental chair can feel terrifying. Although she was scared and crying, she held perfectly still while I treated her. I was so proud of her. read more

5 Fun Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy

5 Fun Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy

For generations, the Tooth Fairy has left a small gift for children who tuck fallen baby teeth under their pillows. This charming tradition is the perfect time to help kids learn more about taking care of their teeth. Here are 5 delightful and inexpensive ways for families to welcome this magical sprite. read more