May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3

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September 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 5

mychildrensteethThis spring, the AAPD launched a new consumefocused website: A comprehensive resource for parents and caregivers, gathers together all of the AAPDs articles and information that are useful to the general public in one convenient place.

The AAPD launched the new site in order to meet the growing need for high quality, evidence-based dental information that gives the most up-to-date information on childrens oral health directly to consumers. By focusing on the information parents and caregivers want, they no longer have to sift through information aimed at practitioners to have their questions answered. All content for the site is written with this audience in mind.

Some of parents’ most frequently asked questions of pediatric dentists are answered on the site, such as:

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?

What should I use to clean my babys teeth?

Are baby teeth really that important to my child?

How do dental sealants work?

How safe are dental X-rays?

The site provides access to the AAPDs full line of brochures, covering issues like fluoride, diet and snacking, dental care for infants, toddlers and teens, as well as the importance of regular dental visits. A section on recent pediatric dentistry items in the news, where AAPD members provide important tips and information and address current news stories dealing with childrens dental health, is also available.

The same Find a Pediatric Dentist tool that has connected patients and pediatric dentists since the launch of the original AAPD website in 2002 is also available on Just knowing her ZIP code instantly puts a parent in touch with a AAPD member dentist in her area.