Baby Teeth When They Come In, When They Fall Out Parents Baby Teeth When They Come In, When They Fall Out Parents Your Single Tooth Implant Dental Treatment Your Single Tooth Implant Dental Treatment Why Do I Need a Bridge? Dental Treatment Why Do I Need a Bridge? Dental Treatment Your Child’s Teeth from Birth to Age 6 Parents Your Child’s Teeth from Birth to Age 6 Parents Why Do I Need a Crown? Dental Treatment Why Do I Need a Crown? Dental Treatment Your Dentures Dental Treatment Your Dentures Dental Treatment Removable Partial Dentures Dental Treatment Removable Partial Dentures Dental Treatment Your Child’s Teeth Helpful tips for parents and caregivers Parents W173 | Page 70 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB077 W301 | Page 71 IMPLANTS EXTRACTIONS BABIES AND CHILDREN RESTORATIVE TREATMENT W303 | Page 71 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB078 W117 | Page 72 Spanish, W244 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB007 W119 | Page 74 Spanish, W243 Chinese, W310 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB008 W304 | Page 72 W293 | Page 75 12pg Brochure, DAB032 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB090 W100 | Page 76 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB095 W127 | Page 74 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB010 W239 | Page 78 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB039 W177 | Page 79 Spanish, W230 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB091 W140 | Page 72 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB013 W216 | Page 77 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB080 W236 | Page 78 Chinese, W312 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB036 W106 | Page 73 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB005 W104 | Page 73 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB003 W139 | Page 73 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB012 W196 | Page 76 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB020 Thumb Sucking, Finger Sucking and Pacifier Use Parents Thumb Sucking, Finger Sucking and Pacifier Use Parents Keep your name and contact information in front of patients’ eyes and on their minds. ADA personalized brochures reinforce your reputation as a trusted caregiver, from your practice to patients’ homes. Personalize your message with up to 9 lines of text and clip art from our library! Personalization is also available on the front cover at no extra cost! Get online proofs at DAB090 | 3 Tooth Replacement Options see p. 75 DAB093 | Your Smile: An Owner’s Manual see p. 56 DAB092 | Periodontal Disease: Your Complete Guide see p. 53 DAB091 | Your Child’s Teeth see p. 79 BABIES AND CHILDREN SAFETY SEALANTS W166 | Page 81 Spanish, W266 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB017 W291 | Page 83 Spanish, W223 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB019 W290 | Page 80 Spanish, W206 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB030 W110 | Page 81 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB006 W218 | Page 80 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB099 W510 | Page 82 W191 | Page 83 W276 | Page 82 Tooth decay often occurs on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The good news is that sealants can help protect these surfaces from tooth decay and improve your chances to stay filling-free. What causes tooth decay? Your teeth are coated with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque (pronounced PLACK). The bacteria convert the sugars you eat and drink into acids that attack the strong, outer layer of your tooth, called enamel. Over time, this can weaken the enamel and cause cavities. What is a sealant? A sealant is a applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, which have deep pits and grooves. The material flows into these pits and grooves and then hardens. Once your teeth are sealed, food and plaque cannot get in. The sealant forms a barrier against acid attacks. How are sealants applied? Your teeth are cleaned and the chewing surfaces are prepared to help the sealant stick to your teeth. The sealant is painted onto the chewing surface where it bonds to your tooth and hardens. Sometimes a special light is used to help the sealant harden. It usually takes only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Tooth groove Toothbrush bristle Sealants Quick Reference Even a toothbrush bristle is too big to reach inside a groove in the tooth (magnified). Chewing surface of a molar before a sealant is applied. Image ©Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Chewing surface of a molar protected by a sealant. Image courtesy of Dr. Adam Francois. Prevention Get personalized booklets! Ordering ADA Personalized Products is now easier than ever! Visit to select your items, save your contact info, and see digital proofs. BEST SELLER REVISEDmaterial BEST SELLER BEST SELLER BEST SELLER BEST SELLER BEST SELLER BEST SELLER BEST SELLER BEST SELLER BEST SELLER Your Helpful tips parents and caregiversforTeethParentsChild’s Personalize it! W147 | Page 82 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB016 W234 | Page 69 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB023 BEST SELLER W282 To order additional copies, call 800.947.4746 or visit ©2017 American Dental Association All rights reserved. · Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. · Clean between your teeth daily. · Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks. · See your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease. ADA Healthy Smile Tips For more information about taking care of your mouth and teeth, visit, the ADA’s website just for patients. Prepared in cooperation with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Initial decay photo courtesy of David M. Hassan, DMD. Baby teeth are just as important as adult teeth. Baby teeth (also called primary teeth) help your child chew and speak. They also give the face its shape and hold space for adult teeth to come in the right way. That’s why it’s smart to take good care of baby teeth. How baby teeth develop When your baby is born, they already have 20 baby teeth hidden in their jaws. Your baby’s first tooth begins to come in (or “erupt”) as early as 6 months after birth. The front 2 upper and 2 lower teeth usually appear first. Most children have a full set of 20 baby teeth by the time they are 3 years old. As your child grows, their jaws also grow to make room for their adult teeth. By the age of 5 or 6, their adult teeth begin to erupt. Why Baby Teeth Are Important A healthy start is smart PARENTS In this brochure: The purpose of baby teeth Tips on how you can keep your child’s teeth healthy What can happen if you don’t keep baby teeth healthy Baby (Primary) Teeth Upper Teeth Erupt Shed Central incisor 8-12 mos. 6-7 yrs. Lateral incisor 9-13 mos. 7-8 yrs. Canine (cuspid) 16-22 mos. 10-12 yrs. First molar 13-19 mos. 9-11 yrs. Second molar 25-33 mos. 10-12 yrs. Lower Teeth Erupt Shed Second molar 23-31 mos. 10-12 yrs. First molar 14-18 mos. 9-11 yrs. Canine (cuspid) 17-23 mos. 9-12 yrs. Lateral incisor 10-16 mos. 7-8 yrs. Central incisor 6-10 mos. 6-7 yrs. Early Childhood Adult teeth start to form under the baby teeth. Adult teeth Baby teeth Holding space for permanent teeth Sometimes a baby tooth is lost before the adult (permanent) tooth beneath it is ready to come in. If a baby tooth is lost too early, nearby teeth can shift into the open space. And when the adult tooth is ready to come into the space, there may not be enough room. The new tooth may be unable to come in. Or, it may erupt crooked or in the wrong place. If your child loses a tooth early, the dentist may recommend a space maintainer. This is a plastic or metal piece that holds open the space left by the missing tooth. The dentist will remove this plastic or metal piece once the adult tooth begins to appear. A space maintainer holds space for a permanent tooth. W282 | Page 77 PERSONALIZE IT! DAB079 REVISED BEST SELLER REVISED Periodontal Periodontal Disease Your Complete Guide PATIENT EDUCATION 48 ORDER BY PHONE: 800.947.4746 BROCHURE INDEX ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 49
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