Baby Teeth Bargains

For a long time it was thought that the health of baby teeth didn’t matter; only healthy permanent teeth mattered. Wrong! Putting a baby to bed with a bottle of milk or formula or, even worse, juice can lead to tooth decay in infants! That practice can affect the way the child learns to eat or can lead to later dental problems. If a baby must have a bottle while in bed, give him or her water.

Gently clean your baby’s gums and early teeth with a damp washcloth. As your child grows, buy a soft-bristled toothbrush and child-safe toothpaste and teach your youngster how to use the brush properly.

At about age 3, your child can start flossing and brushing alone. (You may have to help for a while.)

Start taking your child to a dentist at about age 2. Look for someone with a family practice or see a pediatric dentist so that the experience is pleasant. The habits you instill in your tiny children will, hopefully, stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.


Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.