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Do You Have a Decent Sports Mouthguard to Protect Your Teeth?

If you or your child plays sports, you have probably invested quite a bit of money in equipment and protective gear, but what about protection for teeth? Many dental and facial injuries in sports are preventable, or their severity can be reduced with a well-fitting sports mouthguard. Popular sports like hockey, rugby, soccer and martial arts can all damage teeth. Also, it will soon be the season for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. All these sports are high risk for dental injuries in Oshawa, and it can be a false economy to skimp on an ill-fitting mouthguard. Sports mouthguards are mandatory for most amateur football, minor hockey leagues, amateur rugby and martial arts, boxing and lacrosse. However, some people will try to use over the counter or stock mouthguards that cost only a few dollars. These mouth guards tend to be one size fits all, and often the wearer…

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Sep 13, 2019 | Posted by
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Caring for Your Child’s Baby Teeth

A baby’s smile becomes even cuter once those first few teeth start to poke through their gums. These teeth typically begin to erupt between age six months and one year. By the time a child is three, they usually have a full set of 20 primary teeth. Usually, the first teeth come through are the bottom two and top two front teeth. Your child’s primary or milk teeth are critical for their health and development. When your child begins to get their first set of teeth, they can begin to chew and will start to enjoy a greater range of foods, ensuring they get all the nutrition needed to continue growing and developing. Baby teeth hold open the correct amount of space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are developing underneath the gums. If a child loses a baby tooth to soon, the remaining teeth can drift towards the…

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Aug 23, 2019 | Posted by
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Back to School Dental Tips

It is nearly that time again, and preparation for the new school year is well underway for many. While you may have been busy buying new backpacks and other essential school supplies, what about your child’s dental health? Is it ready for the brand-new semester? Listed below are a few easy tips to make sure your kid has a healthy smile when they go back to school. Book Regular Dental Checkups The summer vacation is a great time to schedule a dental checkup and hygiene appointment, but time is running out fast! A dental checkup and professional dental cleaning in Whitby will help to ensure your kid goes back to school with a super clean and healthy mouth. Also, make sure your child is up to date with any recommended dental treatments. Make Sure Your Kid Has a Regular Dental Routine Everybody will benefit from sticking to a regular dental…

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Aug 16, 2019 | Posted by
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Why That Age One Dental Visit is Important

Margolian Dentistry is very much a family-oriented dental clinic, and we always go out of our way to look after little ones. The Canadian Dental Association recommends arranging that first dental visit within six months of your child’s first tooth emerging. We like to see children for their initial dental visit when their first few teeth are erupting and between age one and two years of age. Why See a Dentist in Whitby so Early? The idea is to prevent dental problems before they occur. By seeing your child while they are still very young, we can make sure any small problems are detected early. Also, it is a great way for a very young child to get accustomed to seeing the dentist regularly. What Are the Advantages of Early Dental Care? When you bring your child to see us, we can discuss their oral care routine at home, and…

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May 17, 2019 | Posted by
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How to Survive Easter Without a Sugar Overload

Over the years, Easter has become irrevocably connected with sweet treats, but this holiday doesn’t have to be this way. Although the stores would like us to believe otherwise, Easter is about far more than merely chocolate. While it is almost inevitable that you and your family will indulge at least a little over this holiday, it is worth concentrating on other, family-oriented activities that don’t involve the sweet stuff. Doing Something Different at Easter Easter can be an excellent opportunity to spend some time with your children doing other activities. For example, there are lots of craft projects online for creating Easter baskets, bonnets or bunny ears. On a rainy day, grab an Easter oriented book to read with your kids and learn about the Easter bunny and spring together. Alternatively, look for Easter-themed recipes and get cooking as a family. There are plenty around that aren’t chocolate-oriented! If…

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Apr 12, 2019 | Posted by
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