Four Steps to Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

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It is so important that children have good teeth when young, to set the standard for their adult teeth. Just because they fall out, doesn’t mean they should be neglected! Giving your children a healthy mouth is so important to their overall wellbeing and health.   Follow these tips to keep your child’s mouth healthy.   Get in a good habit of brushing twice a day, with fluoride toothpaste-use a children’s paste with a reduced fluoride content. This will physically remove decay causing plaque, whilst also providing the correct amount of fluoride for tooth development. Reduce the amount and frequency … Continue reading

Why Should My Child See a Dentist at Such a Young Age?

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Medical and dental professionals agree: A child should see a dentist by his or her first birthday (or whenever their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first.) Although this may seem a bit premature, there are some very good reasons why early dental care is the best thing for your son or daughter. Preventing a Phobia of the Dentist How many people do you know that are afraid of the dentist? Waiting until your child has pain or a cavity means their first impression of the dental office will be a negative one. Because modern dentistry is preventive in nature, it’s … Continue reading

Benefits of Straightening Your Child’s Smile

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Do children really need to get braces at a young age? As your child is growing and their oral anatomy is developing, this may be the best time of all to address problems like tooth alignment. Here’s why: Encourage Adult Teeth to Erupt Properly The eruption patterns of a child’s permanent teeth are largely impacted by the positioning of their baby teeth. These primary teeth act as guides that lead the underlying adult teeth into the correct location. Crowding, premature tooth loss, or other types of bite discrepancies in a child could unfortunately lead to more extensive orthodontic problems that … Continue reading