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!