25
Apr

6 Tricks To Teach Your Kids Good Oral Hygiene

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Cultivating good oral hygiene habits in children is very important to ensure that they maintain good oral hygiene habits throughout life. Be a Role Model. One of the most important things you can do in order to teach your kids good oral hygiene is being a model of such behaviour yourself. Make an effort to ensure that your toddler sees you brushing their teeth both morning and evening. For example, brush your teeth at the same time they do. You can even let them help you brush your teeth in the same way that you help them brush theirs. Another good idea is to watch a YouTube video of a child having fun while brushing their teeth – they will relate to them. Turn Their Toothbrush into a Toy (Go Electric). One of the number one tips that both dentists and parents alike recommend as a way to motivate children…

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18
Apr

5 Things To Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

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Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of potential problems. Here is everything you need to know about wisdom teeth. Why Are They Called Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth were originally called “teeth of wisdom” in the 1600s but this was later changed to “wisdom teeth” in 1848. They were given this name because they typically don’t grow until people are between the ages 17 and 24, so they are associated with entering adulthood and therefore developing more wisdom. Interesting fact: Wisdom teeth are the only teeth that don’t develop until after birth. What is the Purpose of Wisdom Teeth? Our ancestors initially needed the extra set of wisdom teeth in order to chew their diet of tough meat, tree bark, nuts and roots. However, cooking eventually made it much easier to chew food, thus eliminating the need for wisdom teeth. In addition, our brain size has increased in size from that…

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11
Apr

4 Common Dental Problems You Can Avoid

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Most people will encounter some type of dental problem in his or her lifetime – however, a large majority of dental problems are actually ones that can be avoided with good dental hygiene habits, including brush twice per day and flossing daily. Regular dental cleanings are also an important part of good oral health. Tooth Decay. In fact, tooth decay is not only one of the most common dental problems amongst both children and adults. Tooth decay can occur from eating carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk or cakes, which cause plaque to form on the teeth. Bacteria then begin to feed on the plaque, which produces acid, which ultimately destroys enamel and leads to tooth decay. However, this can be avoided by ensuring that you brush your teeth twice per day, floss at least once per day and have regular checkups every 6 months. In addition, ensure that…

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4
Apr

Important Facts About Pregnancy And Oral Health

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Maintaining oral health during pregnancy is important because the increase in hormones during this time can increase the risk of dental problems, including periodontal (gum and bone) disease. These are potential problems that can also harm your baby. Remember that it is safe for pregnant women to have their teeth cleaned during pregnancy, although x-rays should only be performed in an emergency. Untreated Oral Infections Can Affect the Health of your Child. It has been estimated that 40% of pregnant women have some form of gum disease or tooth decay. However, if left untreated, pregnant women with periodontal disease can increase the risk of premature birth, low birth rate and also increase the risk that your child will also have dental problems later in life. Babies who are born prematurely have a higher risk of developmental complications, asthma, and ear infections, among other complications. Morning Sickness Can Cause Tooth Decay.…

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