5 Surprising Benefits of Tooth Extractions

May 11, 2024

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Happy young girl holding her extracted tooth

No one likes the idea of getting a tooth removed. Extractions might be particularly challenging for kids! Of course, you can expect your child’s dentist to do everything they can to make sure that your little one does not lose any teeth prematurely. However, circumstances might arise that make it necessary for your child to undergo one or more extractions. Fortunately, while this procedure is usually a last resort, it does come with some noteworthy benefits for young smiles:

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Minimizing Fear: How to Prepare Your Child for Dental Sedation

April 25, 2024

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a child receiving nitrous oxide dental sedation

Does your child experience dental anxiety that has left them feeling especially anxious about going to their checkup and cleaning or getting a treatment they need? While dental sedation for kids can be an excellent way to help calm the nerves while they’re in the treatment chair, preparing your child for what sedation feels like can help soothe their worries before their appointment. Read on to learn some worry-free ways to help you describe dental sedation and how to approach speaking to them about what they can expect.

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Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

April 22, 2024

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parent wondering if it hurts to get dental crown

Do you have a child who is preparing to get dental crowns? Understanding dental procedures can sometimes raise concerns, especially when considering potential discomfort from treatments such as dental crowns. It’s natural to want to know what to expect to make the best choices for your little one’s oral health. Keep reading as we delve into whether getting dental crowns could be painful for your child as well as address common concerns and provide insights to help them feel more at ease about undergoing this procedure.

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Metal vs. Tooth-Colored Fillings: Which Are Best for Kids?

February 22, 2024

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As a parent, nobody walks you through all of the best treatments and practices to boost your child’s oral health. In fact, you’ll likely find yourself overwhelmed by the endless amounts of conflicting information online! However, one person you can rely on when it comes to taking care of your favorite smile in the world is their pediatric dentist in Pickering. Read below to find out more about your child’s cavity treatment options and learn which may be best for them.  

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Why Have My Teeth Shifted Over Time?

January 12, 2024

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Woman thinks something over

The human body is always going through changes, and the mouth is no different. Much to the chagrin of many former orthodontics patients, a person’s teeth can shift out of position as time goes by. This can happen for reasons like illness, injury, and the natural aging process. While it’s normal for teeth to move around a bit over time, there are things you can do to control and mitigate this. Here’s why your teeth might be moving around and how you can help your teeth stay in alignment.

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How Safe Are Teething Rings?

December 13, 2023

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Smiling baby

Teething is a big milestone on the path of growing up, but the process can cause a child a lot of discomfort. Teething usually begins when a baby is between four and seven months old as the primary teeth begin erupting from the gums. Many parents turn to teething rings and other toys to soothe their little one, but do these playthings carry any risks? Here’s how to safely use teething rings so your child’s smile can come in beautifully.

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What You Should Know About Children’s Tooth Extractions

December 7, 2023

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dentist talking to parent and child about children's tooth extractions

For numerous kids, the anticipation of a wiggly tooth is a source of excitement, signaling the imminent visit of the tooth fairy. However, what if there’s a need to extract a tooth that isn’t naturally loose? The extraction of a tooth might be essential for safeguarding your child’s oral well-being, yet the prospect can be daunting for both kids and parents alike. Delve into insights about four prevalent reasons for tooth extractions for children and discover ways to assist your little one in getting ready.

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The Silver Bullet for Cavities: A Closer Look at Silver Diamine Fluoride

November 17, 2023

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A child smiling in the dentist chair after being treated with SDF

In spooky stories about werewolves, it’s a silver bullet that does them in. The same can now be said about cavities. These little monsters can cause pain and discomfort in children, and possibly alter the formation of their adult teeth! But now, there’s a treatment of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) that has been proven to prevent 80 percent of all cavities!

If you want to learn more about this remarkable silver bullet for cavities, continue reading.

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Is My Child a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

October 4, 2023

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a child receiving nitrous oxide sedation

As a parent, ensuring your child’s well-being is a top priority and something that should always be on your mind, especially when it comes to their dental health! That said, dental procedures can sometimes be intimidating for young children, and it’s not uncommon for them to feel anxious or frightened about visiting the dentist. This is where sedation dentistry comes in handy—in such cases, nitrous oxide can be used as an option to ease your little one’s dental-related anxiety and make their experience in the chair much more pleasant. Continue reading to learn more about this option and to learn if your child might benefit from it!

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Two-Year Molars and the Terrible Twos: A Guide for Parents

September 13, 2023

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Tooth

Comedians, sitcoms, and parents have lamented “the terrible twos” for generations. You’ve undoubtedly heard stories about constant crying, mischief, and other frustrating behaviors, and some of these can be due to the stress of new teeth emerging. Teething is an unpleasant experience for a child, and the two-year molars are the last set of baby teeth to erupt. Here’s some information from your dentist about what a parent should know about making life easier while the two-year molars are emerging.

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