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    Healthy Foods for Healthy Teeth

    We’ve heard of foods that enhance brain development. And we know which foods lead to strong bones. But are there specific foods that promote a healthy mouth and ensure good dental care? You bet your pearly whites! And thankfully, the foods that assist with oral hygiene are also excellent foods to …Read More

  2. First Tooth = First Dental Visit

    The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within six months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit a dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth. In most cases, a dental exam every six month…Read More

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    High Sugar Diets

    In our society, it’s very common to have a high sugar diet. From sweets brought in to work or to schools to bakeries in the grocery store, it’s impossible not to find sugar somewhere. Additionally, it is also in foods that you wouldn't necessarily expect to have any sugar in such as beans or cor…Read More

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    How Parents Influence Children’s Oral Health

    It may come as a surprise to some parents that dental caries, more commonly known as tooth decay, has been found to be the most common disease affecting children. This can have a huge impact on the child in terms of enduring pain and discomfort, inability to eat properly, embarrassment due to damage…Read More

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    How Thumb-sucking Affects Children’s Teeth

    Dental care does not just start when we’re knowledgeable enough to know what not to do to our pearly whites. In fact, dental care starts as toddlers, which is why it’s important for a person no matter the age to come visit the local dentist. One of the most detrimental activities a child can do …Read More

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    Sedation and children’s dentistry

    You have heard the usual tips for good children’s oral health: brush your teeth twice daily, floss, use fluoride, avoid sugar, etc. These are common practices are to encourage good oral health. But what happens when dental care is neglected? What if a child takes good care of his/her teeth, but de…Read More

  7. Tips for calming a teething baby

    Teething refers to the time when a child’s teeth begin to grow in and break through the gum line for the first time. This happens between 6 and 24 months of age and can be quite painful and aggravating for the child. During this time, children are drawn to putting things in their mouth in an attem…Read More

  8. Your baby’s dental care: start early

    You can't go wrong with an early start caring for your child's teeth and gums. In fact, dental care should begin in earnest when their first tooth appears. You should begin by gently cleaning your infant's gums and new teeth after each feeding with a clean, water-soaked washcloth or gauze pad. Once …Read More

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    WHO urges curbs on online food marketing to children

    Governments must do more to protect children from sophisticated online methods used to market unhealthy foods to them, the World Health Organization in Europe said in a report released Friday. By using digital analytics and geo-location data, companies were defining their audience with great precisi…Read More