“Happy Visit” Dental Orientations

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your child should see a children’s dentist at least twice a year, starting six months after the first tooth appears.  Typically the first teeth begin to emerge between 6 months and 10 months. A ride in the chair, smiling for the doctor and having their teeth counted are instrumental in establishing comfort and familiarity. Choosing a prize for a successful visit is a vivid memory for many.

Like all good habits, it is best to instill them early on. Establishing a proper regimen can help kids to establish good habits that will help maintain excellent oral hygiene for a lifetime. Waiting until your child is in pain or has problems to seek care, can cause anxiety that can be hard to overcome. Regular visits to the dentist can help children avoid pain and discomfort caused by cavities and decay.

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Composite (Tooth Coloured) Fillings

White in colour, composite fillings are synthetic resins that are used to fill a cavity after all of the tooth decay has been removed. Unlike Amalgam fillings, composite fillings are bonded to the dentin and enamel of the tooth and thus require less removal... Read More

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Cavity prevention

Your mouth is a busy place. Bacteria – tiny colonies of living organisms are constantly on the move on your teeth, gums, lips and tongue. Having bacteria in your mouth is a normal thing. While some of the bacteria can be harmful, most are... Read More

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Stainless steel crowns

A crown is a cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. A primary (baby) tooth that is severely decayed is often fitted with a stainless steel crown that is shaped and functions like a normal tooth. It is important to... Read More

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Space maintainers

Space maintainers may be used when a primary tooth is lost prematurely or if a permanent tooth is missing to keeps the space open until the permanent tooth comes in. Teeth may be missing due to trauma, severe decay or infection or missing from... Read More

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Generally speaking, keeping your natural teeth in your mouth whenever possible is the best option.  However certain circumstances require a tooth or teeth to come out.  In cases of advanced gum disease, loose or badly decayed teeth, fractured or broken teeth, crowded teeth, or... Read More

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