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Tricks for Tooth Friendly Treats This Halloween

If the thought of all that Halloween candy is sending shivers down your spine, you’re not alone! Halloween is one of the most popular holidays here in Canada, and the stores are already full of decorations and of course copious amounts of candy. As dentists in Oshawa, we definitely don’t promote regular consumption of the sweet stuff, but it’s unreasonable to expect kids not to indulge in a few treats on Halloween. However, with a bit of thought it’s possible to cut down on candy consumption without making your child feel deprived. Sugar-Free Chewing Gum Sugar-free chewing gum will not hurt teeth, and especially if you can find a brand containing xylitol which helps to reduce levels of harmful bacteria in the mouth. Chewing sugar-free gum can help to satisfy an urge for something sweet, and the action of chewing helps to stimulate saliva production. This is great for dental…

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Oct 4, 2019 | Posted by
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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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