Four Myths about Baby Teeth

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Hi Everyone! Let’s talk baby teeth myths. Healthy gums and teeth are essential at any age but there are many myths and false information surrounding baby teeth that we will address here to help you learn a little bit more on this topic. 

Myth 1 – You Do Not Need to worry about oral health before baby teeth erupt

This is false because you need to care for your baby’s mouth even before the teeth break through, as the mouth can be a host for several bacteria/fungus. While most babies are only drinking breast milk or formula at this age, it is very important to wipe down your baby’s gums and tongue with a soft washcloth after they drink or eat any solids. This will ensure a clean mouth free of milk residue and bacteria. 

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

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What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay? 

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay or Early Childhood caries is one of the most common chronic diseases  that occurs in children from ages 0-6.  

Baby bottle tooth decay generally happens infants/toddlers as a result of sleeping with the bottle  at night or prolonged exposure to milk from a bottle throughout the day. It also occurs as a result  of increased exposure to sugars at this young age. It typically appears as brown spots on the  front as well as back teeth. If your child uses a bottle frequently and you are seeing such spots  on the teeth, it is very important to bring your child in for a dental checkup with a pediatric  dentist! Both “at-home” and “professional-dentist” measures are necessary for true prevention of  this disease.  

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Tips For a Healthy Halloween

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Ah, Halloween, a dentist’s least favourite holiday! Why? Because the amount of candy and sugar consumed is never a great idea for healthy smiles. However, there are ways for you to enjoy Halloween even from a dentist’s perspective. Follow our tips to thrive this Halloween season!

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Dental Options for Children with Sensory Issues

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Coming to Hifive kids dental might remind you of stepping into your child’s preschool or daycare. At Hifive kids dental, we purposefully create a welcoming, child-friendly environment that includes colorful walls, toys, pleasant music, and smells for our little patients. This helps your little one feel safe while at the same time giving them a sense of ease and comfort.

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Kid’s Dentistry FAQ

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It is normal for parents to have lots of questions about their child’s teeth and that’s why regular 6-month checks are very important! Over the years, we have answered countless questions from concerned parents, so we have created a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand your child’s oral health a little better!

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Teething

Have your baby’s teeth started coming in? Does your baby seem fussy lately? As a concerned parent, you may have many questions about baby teeth and if/when your baby’s teeth are coming in.

Here are the top five things every parent should know about baby teeth:

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The Difference Between General/ Family Dentists and Pediatric Dentists

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All dentists are qualified and trained to provide oral care. However, many parents don’t realize that the sub specialty of pediatric dentistry even exists. Due to our health care system, we are used to the need for a referral to a see a children’s specialist or any other kind of specialist. This is not the case in dentistry and one does not need a referral to take your child to a pediatric dental specialist. You can call to make an appointment at Hifive today without a referral!

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Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay in Kids

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Tooth decay is not just a problem that adults face, it affects almost half of all toddlers and older children. During your child’s dental exams at our office, we discuss various ways to prevent cavities and here, we will share some of that important information with you. 

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All About Braces

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Have you noticed that your child’s friends or classmates are wearing braces? Perhaps you feel that your child’s teeth seem a little bit “crooked” ? Maybe you wondering whether your child needs braces. We would love for you to bring your child for a dental exam so we may discuss everything about their teeth and braces with you!

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Dental Care for Infants and Toddlers

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Dental care for infants and toddlers is crucial to setting up a lifetime of good oral health. While most parents are used to taking older children to the dentist, toddlers and infants are often overlooked. The Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a visit to the dentist by the time first tooth erupts or at least by the first birthday. The recommendation exists so we, the children’s dentist, can do an examination of your child’s teeth and oral tissues and discuss all aspects of the mouth such as nutrition, teething milestones, injury and caries prevention. Lets go over some frequently asked questions

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