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DENTAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR KIDS WITH BRUXISM

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DENTAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR KIDS WITH BRUXISM Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding or clenching. According to research, about 2 to 3 out of every ten kids develop this habit at some point or another. It is not uncommon for kids with bruxism to develop dental problems. These dental dilemmas can range from […]

SHOULD I GET MY CHILD’S BABY TEETH REMOVED?

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SHOULD I GET MY CHILD’S BABY TEETH REMOVED? Children typically experience the growth of 20 temporary teeth – 10 on the top and 10 on the bottom. Between the ages of 5 and 7 years, these primary teeth are replaced by 32 secondary adult teeth. The process of a child losing their baby teeth continues […]

WHEN DO YOU TRANSITION FROM FLUORIDE-FREE TOOTHPASTE TO REGULAR TOOTHPASTE?

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WHEN DO YOU TRANSITION FROM FLUORIDE-FREE TOOTHPASTE TO REGULAR TOOTHPASTE? As a parent, it is difficult to hold back the excitement of seeing your child’s first tooth, and you would want to dive in and start caring for it the best way possible. Before doing this, you need to be cautious that fluoride can cause […]

HOW CAN I GET MY CHILD EXCITED ABOUT BRUSHING THEIR TEETH?

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HOW CAN I GET MY CHILD EXCITED ABOUT BRUSHING THEIR TEETH? Brushing your child’s teeth can be pretty simple when they are very young. However, it can be more challenging as they enter their toddler phase and become more independent. When this happens, it is vital that you create a positive relationship between your child […]

WHAT AGE SHOULD YOU HELP BRUSH YOUR CHILD’S TEETH UNTIL?

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WHAT AGE SHOULD YOU HELP BRUSH YOUR CHILD’S TEETH UNTIL? For both children and adults, not brushing teeth properly and thoroughly can lead to cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Young children need help brushing their teeth because they do not yet have the skills and coordination to do a thorough job themselves, but even […]

DANGERS OF NOT HELPING YOUR CHILD BRUSH LONG ENOUGH

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DANGERS OF NOT HELPING YOUR CHILD BRUSH LONG ENOUGH Up to a certain age, children need help brushing their teeth. Teaching your child proper brushing technique is very important for establishing good oral hygiene habits in them from a young age. Read on to learn more about why you need to help your child brush […]