21
Aug

The 4 Worst Foods For Your Kids’ Teeth

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Any parent knows that children are woefully careless when it comes to the food and drinks they consume and how those foods and drinks can affect their teeth. If it were up to most kids, it would be Halloween every day of the year, and they would drink soda and eat candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not bat an eye about ignoring their dental hygiene before bed. People aren’t born understanding good oral hygiene; it is something that has to be taught to them throughout their lives, which is why there are certain foods you need to make sure your children understand are not good for their teeth. Below are 4 of the worst foods for your kids’ teeth. Carbonated beverages and sugary drinks In addition to an unhealthy amount of sugar, carbonated beverages and sodas contain things like phosphoric and citric acid. These enamel-eroding substances, over time,…

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2
Jun

All About Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

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Taking care of your child’s oral health from a young age can set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Many parents wonder when they should take their child to see a dentist. Usually, it is recommended that your child have their first dental visit by the age of one. You can always call up your dentist and ask them as well! By taking your child to the dentist early, you can do more to prevent cavities, as well as catching any potential problems early on. Regular dental visits also help your children learn about good oral hygiene early in life, setting them up with good dental habits that will last a lifetime. What can you expect at your child’s first dental appointment? During this visit, the dentist or hygienist will go over your child’s health history and address any specific questions or concerns you have pertaining…

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5
May

4 Things to Know About Your Child’s Dental Development

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During the early years of your child’s life, many developments and changes happen to their teeth. It’s important to know about these changes, and to take excellent care of your child’s oral hygiene, in order to set them up for a lifetime of good oral health! The most important place to start is with a good dentist who can help you and your child develop a dental program that includes daily oral care and regular visits to the dentist for checkups and cleanings. Your dentist will also be able to answer any questions related to your child’s teeth and dental development. In the meantime, here are some important things to know: Baby Teeth: All of your child’s baby, or primary, teeth should come in by the time your child is 2-3 years old. Your child will have twenty baby teeth, which will come in at different times, usually as early…

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6
Mar

Tips To Get Your Child Excited For The Dentist

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Very few people get excited about going to the dentist, so it should come as no surprise if it’s not your child’s favourite activity. However, oral health and hygiene are important from an early age, and setting your child up with a dentist and oral health routine early will help them have healthy teeth and healthy habits for life. Here are some tips to help conquer your little one’s dislike or fear of the dentist. Do Your Homework If your child has cavities, inflamed gums, or other dental issues, it can make for a painful and taxing dental visit. By practising excellent oral hygiene at home, you can make trips to the dentist positive and painless. Make sure your child brushes their teeth at least twice a day, flosses once a day, and avoids sugary foods and drinks as much as possible. Educate and Explain By explaining how important and…

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27
Feb

5 Common Myths About Your Children’s Dental Hygiene

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Good dental hygiene is an important part of overall health and should be taught from an early age. By making sure your children have excellent dental hygiene, and by teaching them how to take care of their teeth from an early age, you are setting them up for a lifetime of oral health, as well as avoiding costly dental bills down the road! There are many beliefs about children’s dental hygiene, but be careful! Not all should be believed. Here are a few common myths about children’s dental hygiene: Toddlers Don’t Need a Toothbrush Think your child is too young for a toothbrush? As soon as the first teeth surface, you should start brushing your child’s teeth. You can buy toothbrushes that are extra soft and gentle, made specifically for toddlers. You Can Wait to Visit the Dentist Like tooth brushing, your child should start seeing a dentist as soon…

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