23 Jul · Leanne · No Comments

TEETH GRINDING! Is it a problem?

What is teeth grinding and can it cause harm to infants? Most of the time parents are happy just to get their kids to fall asleep, but have you ever noticed your child grinding their teeth? Teeth grinding, or commonly known as “bruxism” is a problem that can lead to dental complications in adults. Bruxism …

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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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17 Jul · Leanne · No Comments

Winter is here and so is the Flu!

It’s that time of the year again! Winter is here and can be a magical time of the year, but we are also in the height of flu season. Your child may not be feeling their very best and it will be easy to let their oral hygiene routine fall by the wayside.   At …

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3 Jul · Leanne · No Comments

Did you know the average teen eats nine times a day? Choose wisely!

Even though your schedule is hectic and you eat on the run, you can select fresh fruits and vegetables instead of junk foods. Cheese, air-popped popcorn and yogurt are healthy alternatives to high-fat or high-sugar snacks. For the sake of your dental and overall health, do not let snacks take the place of nutritionally balanced …

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3 May · Leanne · No Comments

What to do about that wobbly, loose tooth?

  What to do about that pesky loose tooth.   Wobbly baby teeth are one of the important developmental milestones for any child and parent. It can be an exciting time to look forward to, with the arrival of the big adult teeth, but can also spark anxiety and discomfort. This will usually start around …

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3 May · Leanne · No Comments

What are 6 Year Old Molars and how to help during their eruption?

What are the 6 year old molars? The first adult molar erupts between 6-7 years of age, commonly termed the “6 year old molar” or “first molars” and they represent new growth, meaning they don’t replace any baby teeth.  These first molars help to determine the shape of the lower face and affect the position …

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3 May · Leanne · No Comments

What are SHARK TEETH and should I be worried?

What are SHARK TEETH?   SHARK TEETH is a term used to describe the situation when the permanent adult teeth are coming up behind the baby teeth before they have fallen out, resulting in two rows of teeth. This usually occurs between the ages of 5-7 years old. Commonly seen on the lower incisors (bottom front …

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3 May · Leanne · No Comments

What are Fissure Sealants and why should my child have them?

Some great information about Fissure Sealants from one of our wonderful Oral Health Therapist – Chandra Setiawan.   What they are and how they will help the health of your child’s teeth! When children are learning how to clean their teeth, there are often areas that get missed such as the back teeth (molars). The …

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