3 Sep · Leanne · No Comments

Healthy Snacks for Healthy Teeth

Tooth decay (dental caries) is a diet-related disease. Sugars in the food and drinks you consume are broken down by germs (bacteria) in the plaque that produce acids. The acid attacks the outer layer of the tooth (enamel) causing it to soften resulting in tooth decay. These attacks can last for up to 20 minutes …

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28 Aug · Leanne · No Comments

Lifestyle Choices and your Oral Health!

Oral health is essential to general health and well-being at every stage of life. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines oral health as “a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infection and sores, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that …

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27 Aug · Leanne · No Comments

Tooth Decay – Learn to spot the warning signs

How does tooth decay develop?   Tooth decay is a diet-related disease that damages the teeth. Teeth are covered in plaque, a sticky film that contains bacteria. When we eat and drink, the bacteria produce acids that break down the outer layer of the tooth (enamel). This is how decay develops. Dental decay can be …

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20 Aug · Leanne · No Comments

Encourage good oral health with your children!

How to encourage good oral health with your children As any parent knows, it’s easy to second-guess yourself when it comes to the best way to care for your child. There’s a wealth of information out there on everything from how much screen time they should have to the best diet and educational tools. One …

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23 Jul · Leanne · No Comments

When should I start flossing my child’s teeth?

I floss my teeth, but when should I start flossing my child’s teeth? Tooth brushing every day can help with removing most dental plaque, however brushing alone cannot remove plaque in places a toothbrush cannot reach, especially in between teeth. By flossing your teeth, you reduce the amount of dental plaque in between your teeth …

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17 Jul · Leanne · No Comments

BATTLE OF THE TOOTHBRUSH

Electric Vs Manual toothbrush, which is better for my child?   Tooth brushing either with an electric toothbrush or manual toothbrush helps physically reduce plaque build up in our mouths. There is evidence revealing that electric toothbrushing may assist with reducing plaque build-up provided that it is used correctly. Thus, electric toothbrushes are generally recommended …

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16 Nov · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Floss is Boss

Why Should Children Floss?   We all know it’s essential that children brush their teeth twice a day but it’s just as important that we teach them to floss at least once a day.  Bacteria, plaque, and food can become stuck in between teeth, potentially leading to gum inflammation/disease, tooth decay, and bad breath.   …

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19 Sep · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Brushing – Support your child to learn to brush

  Here at Kiddies Dental Care we get many questions about how parents can best support their children when first learning how to brush their teeth. How long should you brush children’s teeth for? Simply remember our 2×2 motto…brush for 2 mins twice a day.  Many families use a count down timer on a phone …

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