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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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Is it ok to use a dummy (pacifier)?

Firstly, let accept it – sucking is a basic infantile instinct. According to the British Dental Association and the current evidence suggests there is little reason for concern unless the habit is prolonged or inappropriate. Ok, what does that mean for my child? If the…

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My child has two rows of teeth. Is this normal?

As your child gets older and ready to lose their baby (primary) teeth and develop their adult (permanent) teeth, you may notice that they have two sets of teeth. Moreover, although this may seem a concern, it occurs in almost 30 per cent of children…

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How do I make my child’s first dental visit positive ?

How do I make my child’s first dental visit positive ? We all want the dental visit to be a good experience. As paediatric dentists, we prefer to leave the tooth, if it means creating a positive dental experience! We know from research that parents…

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Trauma in baby teeth

So last week we had young James visit our practice as he had fallen down and pushed his baby tooth quite significantly inwards and his mother asked me a real question which I feel is important for us as parents to know but also one…

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Does teething in my baby cause fevers ?

Parenting an infant and toddler can be challenging, particularly being unable to completely understand what our children are saying to us. Inevitably, it becomes a guessing game between nappies, feed, lack of sleep. Of course if all of these are checked then often teething is…

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