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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth also known as third molars form under the gums of children for many years as they grow up and become fully formed in the late teens or early twenties. They either erupt into the mouth or can often become partially or fully impacted due to improper positioning. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can cause crowding, damage to adjacent teeth, cause damage to the jawbone, or even the nerves. Wisdom teeth can become stuck in various positions and angulations and never fully come into the mouth. Sometimes if the wisdom teeth are completely impacted under the gums and bone and causing no problems they can be left alone. However if they erupt partially into the mouth it can cause problems. Food and debris can get caught under the gums of the partially exposed tooth and cause swelling, infection and pain. This is a condition called pericoronitis and is resolved…

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Jun 29, 2016 | Posted by

When to start flossing kids teeth?

Many parents are under the impression that kids don’t need to floss in between their baby teeth. For some this is the case in the primary dentition if the baby teeth are spaced out and all surfaces of the teeth are accessible to clean with brushing alone. However, for many children there are minimal spaces between the teeth and flossing as early as 2 or 3 years old can be beneficial to prevent cavities forming between the teeth. Watch for the spacing in your kids teeth as they come in and ask your dentist if flossing is necessary for your your child. By age 6 all children should have introduced flossing as the adult teeth begin to come in and spaces begin to close. For more information contact our office at 905 436 2400.

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Jun 14, 2016 | Posted by