Expecting a baby is a most exciting time! Did you know there are special considerations to be made regarding your oral health during pregnancy and breast-feeding? As dental professionals, we see many conditions affecting the mouth and teeth, with pregnancy near the top of the list in relation to gums.
There are so many questions when you have a new little addition to the family, from worrying about how much (or little) the baby is sleeping, to how to cut those tiny fingernails. At the dental office, we get regular phone calls regarding the development of baby teeth. Here are some answers to five of the most common questions we are asked about baby teeth!
What a great excuse to discuss why dental health is even especially important for children! Now is the time to set your little one up for success in dental health today as well as in the years to come. Read on to discover ways you can help to foster great oral health habits!
Dental professionals everywhere have been recommending sweets to their patients – with a catch! These sugary-tasting treats made with a natural sugar substitute called xylitol, actually help to prevent cavities.
It is the scariest time of the year – for teeth! Even if this year is not going to be quite the same as in the past, Hallowe’en traditionally means more treats than tricks.
Ready or not, it is that time of year again! While this school year may be different from others, the importance of a healthy packed lunch remains the same. Nutrient-dense, packable food items that are fun to eat make kids (and parents!) happy! We have rounded up a few choices that are nutritious overall, but also help to keep the teeth healthy.
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.