7 Aug · Leanne · No Comments

Dental Emergencies and After Hours Support

ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL   Royal Children’s Hospital Emergency Department 50 Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052   TELEPHONE (03) 9345 5522   Any child who has suffered a Dental Injury that has resulted in facial swelling or trauma. We would recommend going straight to The Royal Children’s Hospital Emergency Department for medical attention. The Emergency Department at …

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5 Aug · Leanne · No Comments

Dental Sports Injuries

Contact and sometimes non-contact sport can often lead to Dental Emergencies and generally involve the front teeth. Dental Emergencies can involve a chipped tooth or a tooth that has been “knocked out”, commonly known as an avulsed tooth. Avulsed teeth are one of the most serious dental emergencies for permanent (adult) teeth. However, the damage …

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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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13 Feb · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Is it OK to put my baby to bed with a bottle?

We’re often asked by parents “Is it OK to put my baby to bed with a bottle?”   Whilst this can be calming to an overtired or distressed child, the bacteria in the mouth thrive on the sugar that is found in liquids such as milk, formula and juice.  Couple that with the decreased flow …

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