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Can Cold and Flu Remedies Impact Your Teeth?

Can Cold and Flu Remedies Impact Your Teeth?

Cold and flu season presents a wide range of challenges. You may face long, sleepless nights with a cough and challenging workdays with a stuffy head and running nose. There are a number of remedies you can try for these illnesses, but these aren’t without hazards of their own. Some of the solutions that are meant to improve your health could end up damaging your teeth. Learn what to watch for and how you can combat these hazards, so you can maintain dental health even as you’re fighting off that pesky bug.

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The Effects of Thumb Sucking and Pacifiers – updated 2018

The Effects of Thumb Sucking and Pacifiers – updated 2018

It’s common for babies and children to suck on their thumbs, fingers, or a pacifier. This is a typical practice because it helps children and babies to feel comforted and is a natural reflex for them. However, as natural as this reflex may be for babies and children, it can cause damage to their teeth and mouths if it is carried on for too long.

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Brushing Is a Team Sport

Brushing Is a Team Sport

Keeping your child’s teeth healthy is very important. Taking care of their baby teeth will help ensure their permanent teeth come in correctly and will allow your child to learn good oral hygiene habits at an early age, which is a vital skill they will use throughout their life. However, getting your child to start practising these oral hygiene habits can be difficult. One of the best ways to help them get in the habit of brushing and flossing their teeth is to do it together as a family every day.

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What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

Nothing’s more important to you than your children. You want them to look and feel their best from now until they’re 120-years-old. Part of your responsibility in this endeavour is taking care of your child’s teeth. You know that baby teeth don’t last forever, but you can still do long-term damage to your kid’s mouth if you’re not careful. Fortunately, dentistry has a special field for kids. These professionals can provide the dental care and hygiene your kids need. Here’s a guide on pediatric dentists.

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The Importance Of Mouthguards

The Importance Of Mouthguards

It’s safe to say that most Canadian children are active, with studies showing that about 84% of kids are involved in some kind of organized sport each year.

In fact, Canadian children’s organized sports make up a whopping $5.7 billion industry, with families paying on average $1,000 each year for their children to participate in various activities.

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Cavities: How and Why Do Dentists Fix Cavities for Children?

Cavities: How and Why Do Dentists Fix Cavities for Children?

Though children are using a set of teeth they will eventually lose, that set of teeth needs to survive until the adult teeth guide them out of the gums, which helps ensure the adult teeth grow in correctly and with enough room. That’s why oral hygiene is important as soon as a baby’s teeth begin to come in, and teaching oral hygiene should begin at a young age. Despite your best efforts to ensure good dental hygiene, sometimes kids end up with cavities. Cavity care for children is very similar to cavity care for adults, because preserving tooth health is the most important aspect.

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Healthy tips for soothing a teething baby

Healthy tips for soothing 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 attempt to reduce the discomfort that comes from swollen and tender gums. Luckily, there are some ways you can help your child ease their teething pain. Read on to discover the best healthy tips for soothing a teething baby.

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How to better manage your child’s fear of the dentist

How to better manage your child’s fear of the dentist

When the time comes for a trip to the dentist, some of your younger family members may be less than enthusiastic. In fact, they may feel downright panicked. Many children feel anxiety about going to the dentist, with emotions ranging from mildly reluctant to extreme fear brought on by just the thought of sitting in a dental chair. It’s important to help your child have the most positive experience that they can while at the dentist.

Being comfortable allows them to build healthy associations and create good oral care habits they can take with them as they grow. Here are some tips for you to try out to help manage your child’s dental anxiety.

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Can you prevent your child needing braces?

Can you prevent your child needing braces?

Children entering their early teen years often find themselves needing braces to correct crooked teeth and other alignment issues. However, this doesn’t mean that braces are a rite of passage that everyone wants to go through.

The discomfort, cost, and self-consciousness that can come with traditional braces can be quite the deterrent. So, is there anything you can do to prevent your child from needing them? Depending on your child’s needs, there are some options and preventative measures that could help them steer clear of metal braces. Read on to find out what they are.

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