Your Child's Teeth: A Complete Guide for Parents [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/21/2013
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.)
British Dentist Journal - J. Kirby

Although the book has been developed for the American parent... it is relevant to parents within the UK. This is indeed a 'complete' guide.

Library Journal
11/15/2013
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421410647
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

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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