What is a mouthguard?

A mouthguard is a device worn over your teeth that protects them from potential trauma during sport. Mouthguards are important for anyone participating in a sport that involves falls, body contact or flying equipment. This can include football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, gymnastics, mountain…

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Fruit and potential impacts on children’s teeth

Most children love eating fruit: in fact, they are a great choice as a snack. They are a valuable source of vitamins and nutrients for your child’s overall health and wellbeing. Some fruits, however, can be high in acid. This high acid content in many…

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Information for parents and referrers: COVID-19

Information for parents and referrers re COVID-19 and changes at the practice¬†   As most of you would be aware due to the ongoing issues with the COVID-19 we have postponed all routine dental care. If you are a new or routine patient of the…

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COVID-19 Related Changes at our Practice

Given the current issues with the COVID-19, we are changing things at the practice so we can continue to provide the best care possible to all our young patients. Alongside this, we are equally committed to ensuring a safe environment by reducing risks for patients,…

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The use of laughing gas in children

Nitrous oxide also known as “laughing gas” is a safe, mild sedating agent that helps children remain relaxed during dental procedures. It is administered with the use of a “mask on the nose” that are often scented to make the otherwise odourless gas more acceptable….

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Dental X-Rays and Why We Take Them

Dental X-Rays (Radiographs) are images that we use to evaluate the health of individual teeth. These radiographs are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This can help us detect abnormalities such as tooth decay,…

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Dental Trauma: Handling a dental emergency

Accidents can happen at any age but knowing what to do when a dental emergency occurs is crucial. If your child’s tooth or mouth get knocked contact your dentist immediately to get some advice or be seen. Children that are learning to crawl or walk…

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Toothpaste: Which one to use for your child

  Although children get their teeth at different times, first teeth usually appear between six and ten months. Generally, by the time children are three years old, they will have all their baby teeth. Brushing from when the first tooth appears twice a day is…

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My friend got told her two-year-old son had holes in his teeth. Is that possible?

Early childhood caries (ECC) or decay affects about one in 10 children under the age of two. Milk and sugars being in contact with the child mouth/teeth for extended periods of times, particularly over the night time can cause ECC. Children also have bacteria in…

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