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Title:
Your child's teeth : a complete guide for parents
Author:
Sterling, Evelina Weidman, 1970-
Publication Information:
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
Physical Description:
x, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
In "Your Child's Teeth, " health writers Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss team up with pediatric dentists and oral health experts to answer parents' many questions about children's teeth. Topics include: - how thumb sucking and pacifiers affect teeth, how to brush your young children's teeth, how to calm a child who is afraid of the dentist, how to help special needs children get proper dental care, how medical problems affect teeth, how fluoride rinses and dental sealants work, how a root canal is done, and how to make the orthodontia decision.
Language:
English
Contents:
A guide to your child's teeth -- Basic care and cleaning -- The dental visit -- Preventing decay and protecting teeth -- Affording dental care for your child -- Pregnancy and your baby's teeth -- Infants and toddlers (Newborn to age 4) -- Early childhood (Ages 5 to 8) -- Middle childhood (Ages 9 to 12) -- Teenagers and young adults (Ages 9 to 12) -- Teenagers and young adults (Ages 13+) -- Children with special health needs -- Tooth decay -- Gum disease -- Tooth sensitivity and pain -- conditions of mouth, tongue, and jaw -- Orthodontics -- Tooth appearance -- Dental trauma and emergencies -- Oral surgery, extractions, and root canals -- Dental anxiety -- Appendix. My child's dental health record.
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ISBN:
9781421410623

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Children's dental health involves much more than a toothbrush. Dental disease is the number one chronic childhood illness, and avoiding dental disease means paying scrupulous attention to our children's teeth.

In Your Child's Teeth , health writers Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss team up with pediatric dentists and oral health experts to answer parents' many questions about children's teeth. Topics include:
* how thumb sucking and pacifiers affect teeth
* how to brush your young children's teeth
* how to calm a child who is afraid of the dentist
* how to help special needs children get proper dental care
* how medical problems affect teeth
* how fluoride rinses and dental sealants work
* how a root canal is done
* how to make the orthodontia decision

This book will help parents help children develop good dental habits for a lifetime of healthy teeth--from baby's first tooth to the young adult's shining smile.


Author Notes

Evelina Weidman Sterling, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an educator in the field of public health and the author of several award-winning books on health.
Angie Best-Boss, R.N., is a health writer and patient advocate.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Weidman Sterling, a public health educator, and health writer/patient advocate Best-Boss cover everything parents need to know from pregnancy (good nutrition helps a baby develop healthy teeth) to young adulthood in this wide-ranging text. Noting that oral health is strongly linked to overall health, the authors cite the alarming statistic that 60% of American kids are affected by tooth decay, a figure that has increased during the past 15 years. Chronic oral infection, they warn, can lead to heart disease and diabetes, and dental neglect can also result in trouble concentrating in school and psychological problems. The authors walk parents through the ages and stages of tooth care, in separate chapters addressing infants and toddlers, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence and young adulthood. They include current information on topics including: what to expect at dental visits; the use of fluoride and x-rays; the going rate for the tooth fairy; and the risks of tongue piercing. A chapter on special needs children emphasizes the importance of preparing kids for and keeping up with dental visits. Orthodontics and practical advice about dental insurance is also offered, as well as a chapter on dental anxiety, with tips on how to help children overcome their fears. Packed with useful information, this is indeed an accessible and "complete" guide. 12 b&w illus. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Consumer health writers Sterling and Best-Boss team with the National Children's Oral Health Foundation to give parents a complete look at teeth-what's normal, what's cause for worry, and everything related to common circumstances such as cavities, braces, hygiene, etc. Incorporating many sidebars, lots of Q&As, and considerations for children with special needs, the authors do an excellent job of making a boring topic approachable. They dedicate an entire chapter to affording dental care and include useful suggestions for receiving care on a budget. VERDICT While many of us shudder at the mere word dentist, this is a helpful book to have on hand. There is a lack of published titles on pediatric oral health aimed at the general reader, so libraries should consider this offering essential. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Fern Ingber, M.Ed.
Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Part I Introduction
Chapter 1 A Guide to Your Child's Teethp. 3
Chapter 2 Basic Care and Cleaningp. 12
Chapter 3 The Dental Visitp. 27
Chapter 4 Preventing Decay and Protecting Teethp. 45
Chapter 5 Affording Dental Care for Your Childp. 60
Part II Ages and Stages
Chapter 6 Pregnancy and Your Baby's Teethp. 75
Chapter 7 Infants and Toddlers (Newborn to Age 4)p. 84
Chapter 8 Early Childhood (Ages 5 to 8)p. 99
Chapter 9 Middle Childhood (Ages 9 to 12)p. 113
Chapter 10 Teenagers and Young Adults (Ages 13+)p. 120
Chapter 11 Children with Special Health Needsp. 131
Part III Dental and Oral Health Problems
Chapter 12 Tooth Decayp. 149
Chapter 13 Gum Diseasep. 161
Chapter 14 Tooth Sensitivity and Painp. 168
Chapter 15 Conditions of the Mouth, Tongue, and Jawp. 177
Chapter 16 Orthodonticsp. 201
Chapter 17 Tooth Appearancep. 221
Chapter 18 Dental Trauma and Emergenciesp. 229
Chapter 19 Oral Surgery, Extractions, and Root Canalsp. 239
Chapter 20 Dental Anxietyp. 257
Appendix. My Child's Dental Health Recordp. 267
Glossaryp. 269
Additional Resourcesp. 273
Indexp. 275