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health & safety topics

Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Your Kid's Teeth


Does your child need braces? Find out when braces are necessary, what's involved in caring for them, and how to find low-cost orthodontic care in your area.

Bruxism (Teeth Grinding or Clenching)

Gnashing and grinding teeth, called bruxism, is common in kids, and often happens during deep sleep or while a child is under stress.


Keeping kids' teeth healthy requires more than just daily brushing. Learn about fluoride, a substance found naturally in water that plays an important role in healthy teeth.

How Do I Care for My Baby's Teeth?

Proper dental care begins before a child's first tooth appears. Each day, run a clean, damp washcloth or an infant toothbrush over their gums to clear away harmful bacteria.

How to Take Care of Your Child's Teeth (Video)

Good oral health starts even before your child's first tooth comes in. Learn how to instill good habits that will last a lifetime.

Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy

Here are the basics about how to care for your child's teeth and when.

Teething Tots

Teething can be a tough time for babies and parents. Here are the facts on teething, including tips for baby teeth hygiene and relieving pain.

TMJ Disorders

Kids with these jaw disorders often have difficulty chewing or talking due to problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Symptoms can resolve on their own, or with treatment.

Tongue Tie (Ankyloglossia)

Tongue tie (ankyloglossia) is when a band of tissue connects the tip of the tongue to the floor of the mouth, which keeps it from moving freely.