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Pediatric Dentistry – How to Maintain Good Oral Health

Pediatric Dentistry – How to Maintain Good Oral Health

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Pediatric Dentistry

Maintaining good oral habits is very important to oral health. Teeth, like other body parts, requires regular maintenance to stay clean and healthy. The best thing to do is to start developing healthy habits from a very young age.

During infancy stage (before the age of 2), the teeth of babies are still rather fragile. Therefore, teeth should be cleaned gently using a damp cloth on a regular basis. When the infant grows older to 2 years old, a tooth brush with soft bristles is highly recommended. As for tooth paste, try not to use products that are meant for adults. These products tend to be too heavy in fluoride. Pediatricians recommend using products that are developed specifically for children. Such products tend to be milder and are more suitable for young children. Also, avoid using fluoride mouth washes for children.

Good teeth cleaning habits start from a very young age. For example, you can teach a child to clean his teeth after every meal. Brushing teeth twice a day will be sufficient.

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How to Select a Pediatric Dentist

Friday, April 20th, 2018

How to Select a Pediatric Dentist

If you’re seeking a Pediatric dentist in Kitsilano Vancouver, the team at Vancouver Dental Group have the expertise and care you expect when dealing with dentistry for children. Located in Kitsilano in Vancouver, our clinic is conveniently located to serve clients located in downtown Vancouver, Olympic Village, Kitsilano and otehr surrounding areas.

What exactly is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists specialize in providing complicated, therapeutic and preventive oral care for children (ranging from infants to teenagers), as well as those with special needs, the mentally challenged, the chronically ill or those that are disabled in any way. Pediatric dentists are also great choices for adults that may require special needs. Commonly, adults that have Down syndrome, HIV infection, Cerebral Palsy (CP), cleft lip or cleft lip palate, hearing or vision impaired, seizure disorders or any other conditions that affect the skull and or learning development may also benefit from pediatric dental care.

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Early Childhood Caries

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Early Childhood Caries

Early childhood tooth decay can occur in infants as a result of ‘early childhood caries’ (ECC). This term is also referred to as baby bottle tooth decay, baby bottle caries or bottle rot.

What are the causes of Childhood tooth decay?

ECC is an infective process inducted by the transmission of oral bacteria from mother to infant and is a very common bacterial infection. The primary culprit for ECC is a group of bacteria called Streptococcus mutans. If that bacteria has been transferred (which can be transferred from the use of shared utensils or from the mother cleaning the baby’s pacifier with her mouth), it can easily multiply.

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Pediatric Dentistry – How to Maintain Good Oral Health

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Maintaining good oral habits is very important to oral health. Teeth, like other body parts, requires regular maintenance to stay clean and healthy. The best thing to do is to start developing healthy habits from a very young age.

During infancy stage (before the age of 2), the teeth of babies are still rather fragile. Therefore, teeth should be cleaned gently using a damp cloth on a regular basis. When the infant grows older to 2 years old, a toothbrush with soft bristles is highly recommended. As for toothpaste, try not to use products that are meant for adults. These products tend to be too heavy in fluoride. Pediatricians recommend using products that are developed specifically for children. Such products tend to be milder and are more suitable for young children. Also, avoid using fluoride mouth washes for children.
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Teething Babies – What you Should Know

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Your baby’s first tooth is an exciting event. While there are no totally accurate methods for determining when that first pearly white will arrive, most babies will get their first tooth at around the seven month mark, although the age range can vary significantly from 2 or 3 months to a year or later. Along with the emergence of this tooth, parents will notice physical and behavioural changes. So what should you know about teething babies?

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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Friday, October 6th, 2017

A pediatric dentist is someone who specializes in the oral health of children. Pediatric dentists are dedicated professionals who work with kids from infancy through adolescence to ensure the healthy teeth, gums, and mouth of your child. They have advanced training and qualifications that allow them to assess and treat oral conditions throughout the various stages of childhood.
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Protecting Your Child’s Teeth During Competitive Sports.

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Dental Health – Sports Safety and Injury Prevention for Children

If you have kids, most likely they are or will be enrolled in some type of sports activity. While it is easy to help your child learn good dental health and dental hygiene habits at home, it’s not quite as easy to prevent injuries that may occur on the playing field. There are some simple precautions that you can take and teach your child to try to prevent sports related dental injuries.

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Tips For Teaching Kids Dental Hygiene

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Your Vancouver dentist provides tips and tricks to help your children enjoy brushing their teeth in this informative dental article!

Tricks for Teaching Your Kids Good Dental Hygiene Practices

While most of us have some degree of apprehension when we know we’re going to be visiting the dentist, children are particularly fearful, especially if this will be their first time having an actual dental procedure performed.

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Thumb Sucking And The Effects on Teeth

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Thumb sucking is something that most of us consider normal in babies and younger children. Usually a result of the child feeling hungry or bored, nervous or perhaps even tired, it seems to be a practice that keeps the child feeling calm and secure. In fact almost 90 percent of children between two and four will suck their thumbs.

While the practice is probably safe in children whose permanent teeth have not yet come in, for those children who continue the practice after about the age of four, there are many negative side effects to thumb sucking that all parents should be aware of to help prevent dental problems when the child gets older.

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