28Oct, 2015

The Sweet Tooth Needs a Parachute: A parent’s guide to a healthy Halloween!

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Halloween is surely creeping in. While candy and other various treats will fill their bags, our little ghouls won’t be receiving dental floss and toothpaste on their annual journeys throughout neighborhoods, shouting “Trick or Treat” at every door. Instead, they will be handed all of the chewy goodies dentists’ fear the most, so we’ve taken the time to relay some health tips to parents to keep this year’s All Hallows experience safe and healthy (courtesy of the American Dental Association). • Consume sugary treats shortly after mealtimes. Once activated during […]
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26Jun, 2015

Preventing Dental Decay in Young Children

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Every parent wants their child to have perfect health and oral hygiene. What many parents don’t know is that dental decay is the most common childhood disease worldwide. Although you may think your child isn’t at risk, sometimes limiting sugar and keeping up a good routine is not enough to shield them. So what can you do to protect your child? 1. Check the Sugar Content Although you may think that you are limiting your child’s sugar intake (especially if your child is still a baby), you’d be surprised to […]
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12Jun, 2015

4 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Your Child

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Children are often reluctant to participate in hygienic activities and unfortunately, dental care is usually no different. If your child has begun brushing their own teeth you probably know how frustrating those four minutes of the day can be. What many parents don’t know is that there are ways to get your child excited about brushing their teeth. Yes, excited. In order to make teeth brushing time easier on both you and your child, try out these simple tricks: 1. Let them pick out their toothbrush Allowing your child to […]
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27May, 2015

3 Tips For Your Child’s First Dentist Visit

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Your child’s first visit to the dentist can often be a stressful experience, especially if your child is anxious around strangers, unsure about this new experience, or unwilling to sit still for very long. There are so many questions and concerns that surround it: at what age should I bring them? What can I do to ensure the visit is a good one? Here are 3 tips to consider before you book an appointment! 1. Go when they are 1 year old, or when first tooth emerges Each dentist will […]
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