We have previously discussed ways to make brushing and oral health care fun for little ones, and one of the ideas was to download an oral care app that engages children. In a world where there is now an app for everything, we have checked out and will report on some of the good ones for improving oral hygiene!
Many of us have been home – working or otherwise – for a week or more now. With the kids out of school and safe at home with parents you may be noticing that kids (parents too!) are starting to get bored and a little bit restless! We have come up with a list of 5 things to do to help you stay entertained!
This week’s dental blog is about a pretty hot topic not just in the dental world, but in our Barrie dental office as well! As dental professionals (and parents!) who are regularly seeing children in our practice, we have some tried and true methods for getting kids interested in caring for their teeth.
Tongue and lip piercings have become more popular in recent years. As dental professionals, we see many patients with mouth jewelry - and the risks to the teeth associated with this form of self expression.
Does your child need a filling in a primary tooth? We now have the option of sparkly, coloured fillings for use in children! Not only does this make kids excited about coming to the dentist, but it will make keeping their teeth clean fun as well!
Did you know that the natural grooves in permanent molars are a very common place to find that a child has developed a first cavity? These grooves are so narrow that even with very good tooth brushing skills bacteria, food and stain can get inside and cause decay. What if you could prevent cavities from forming in the deep grooves of your child’s newly erupted adult molars?
With Halloween right around the corner, many parents begin to dread the amounts of candy that come home in the Halloween bucket as well as the inevitable sugar crash that comes after! Cavities are directly related to high sugar foods and can be prevented by following a few important tips.
Dr Mikhail and the team at Simcoe Family Dentistry would love to welcome the Barrie Community to our 2nd Annual Community BBQ in support of the Barrie Food Bank on July 27th in our parking lot at 11 Ferris Lane! This free family event was such a great success last year that we thought we would do it again this year – but bigger and better!
What an exciting time! Your child is ready to go to the dentist! The Canadian Dental Association recommends children are seen by a dental professional within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, or by the age of 1 year. Now you may be thinking “there is no way my child will sit still for a dental appointment”!
We were recently given a wonderful opportunity to help instruct four Grade 1 classes at Alcona Glen Elementary School in oral hygiene. It was a fun-filled morning with an entertaining video, colouring activity and hands-on instruction. We learned about what causes cavities (bacteria in plaque) and what we can do to prevent cavities!