Archive: Feb 2014

Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits for Children

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As new teeth surface, examine them every two weeks for lines and discolouration due to decay. Remember that sweet foods and liquids can attack a new tooth, so ensure that your child brushes their teeth after feeding or eating. We recommend brushing four times each day for optimal oral hygiene : after breakfast, after lunch, […]

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Surfacing of New Teeth in Children

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Your child’s first tooth surfaces between age 6-12 months and the rest of their twenty primary or “baby” teeth typically surface by age Three. In this time, gums may feel tender and sore, causing your child to feel irritable. To help relieve this pain, we recommend that you soothe the gums by rubbing a clean […]

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Preventing Tooth Decay in Children

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Tooth decay is avoidable. Tooth decay is due to sugars left in your mouth that turn into an acid which can break down your teeth. Children are at great risk for tooth decay for a simple reason, many kids and toddlers tend to be lacking in their oral hygiene habits. Proper brushing and flossing routines […]

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