Caring For Your Preschooler’s Teeth

So hopefully you were able to read the article posted on cbc.ca. Just to summarize: Less than 1% of healthy children receive dental care as recommended by 12 months of age These are Canadian Dental Association’s recommendations Low family income, bottle use during the day or night beyond 15 months of age and drinking a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages were associated with increased risk of...
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What Do Christmas Turkeys & Dental Fear Have in Common?

Christmas is often cited as one of the most stressful times of year and I do wonder if it is actually Christmas Day its self or in fact the huge build up that causes the stress. Chatting with many of our patients it seems that whatever your religious persuasion, a day spent with family, eating nice food and perhaps even enjoying the odd tipple is a pleasant thought for the vast majority and...
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Truth About Cavities

As soon as people find out you’re a dentist, a popular question I get asked is “why do I get so many cavities?”. The simple answer is – bacteria! Cavities are the result of growth of bacteria in the mouth – it is an infection! When certain types of bacteria grow, they secrete acid. This acid eats away at the enamel of the tooth until it reaches the dentin and creates a cavity. Plaque that...
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When are my baby’s teeth coming in?

Parents are always asking me, “when will their baby’s teeth come in?”  Above is a chart with the basic eruption pattern for babies.  But remember parents,  every child is different and if they fall a little outside of the ranges above don’t panic.  Its usually just fine.  If you are concerned, then come on in and we can take a look and put you at ease.  Remember, every...
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Your Vancouver Sedation Dentistry Clinics

Sedation dentistry offers many benefits to both patients and dentists, which is why we offer Sedation Dentistry at SleepAtDentist.com. Many patients deal with anxiety or fear when they visit the dentist, while others are short on time and need options that make it easier to have longer treatment sessions without discomfort. Sedation offers the solution to all of these problems and is an...
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Five Good Reasons To Wear A Mouth Guard

Every year, while playing sport, thousands of children and adults are treated for dental injuries, which could have been prevented, or the severity minimized, by wearing a protective mouth-guard. A mouth-guard is a removable, soft and flexible shield placed over usually the upper teeth. It is made from a strong material to withstand the rigours of sporting injury situations by helping to absorb...
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