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

A dental emergency can happen at any age but knowing what to do when trauma 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 teeth and develop their adult 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 we see….

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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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