Healthy Teeth for Kids: A Preventive Program: from Pre-birth Through the Teens

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Kensington Books, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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In "Healthy Teeth for Kids", Dr. Jerome Mittelman, a holistic dentist, and Beverly Mittelman, a nutritionist, deliver the first book to detail a holistic approach to dental care for children of all ages. In this comprehensive handbook, parents will learn about:
-- The top nutrients and foods for prospective mothers
-- Breastfeeding -- how it makes you and your baby healthier
-- Brushing a baby's first teeth
-- Pacifiers -- how they can be used as an oral exerciser
-- Plaque-busters -- the most effective methods of keeping kids' teeth healthy
-- The first visit to the dentist -- when to start going and how best to prepare for it
-- The best diet for a child's dental health

The book also takes an in-depth look at such controversial subjects as:
-- The dangers of caffeine during pregnancy
-- Mercury fillings and alternatives.
-- Fluoride -- how effective, how safe?
-- Orthodontics

 

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Contents

CHAPTER
7
CHAPTER
10
CHAPTER 4
46
CHAPTER 5
66
Sugar and Other Sweet Dangers
92
CHAPTER 9
144
CHAPTER 10
183
2
211
Appendixes
239
Bibliography
256
Index
281
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