From the day their first tooth pokes through, children rely on their parents to guide and role model good dental health. In this Children’s Channel video, Jeffrey Berlin, a pediatric dentist in the Celeste Myers Dental Clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of brushing, flossing and establishing a child’s dental home.
For kids with diabetes, taking care of teeth and gums is an important part of managing the disease. People with diabetes in general have a higher prevalence of gum disease. That’s because high levels of sugar in saliva cause bacteria to grow, which increases plaque buildup. Plaque that isn’t removed from teeth can lead to […]