Home Toddler Toddler Teeth

Brushing and flossing

Oral cleansing may begin even before your baby's teeth start to erupt. Wipe the gums with a clean piece of gauze after each bottle or breast feeding. This not only cleans the mouth, but it accustoms your baby to oral cleaning procedures at an early age. The change from...

Flouride for children: yay or nay?

Fluoride works in two ways. It can be incorporated into tooth enamel while the tooth is developing deep in the jaw bone, such as through fluoridated water, or by topical application to the erupted tooth crown, such as with fluoridated toothpaste. Sources of fluoride include: Municipal water...

Regular dental visits for children

Although most children have all their baby teeth by age 21/2, the first dental visit should be planned within six months of the eruption of the first tooth or one year of age at the latest. From the age of 3, the best program for your child is twice-yearly dental...

Dental Drama

Going to the dentist can be a scary experience for many adults so imagine what it’s like for a young child to be prodded and poked with sharp metal tools. Dr. Edward Gelfand, dentist and founder of Dawson Dental Centre in Newmarket, Ont., says most adult dental fear and anxiety...

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

The brushing routine is down pat. You found the perfect toothbrush brand. You’ve got his favourite paste. Now it’s time to make sure all that brushing, rinsing and spitting at home is doing its job. Why go to the dentist so soon? Most children have all their baby teeth by 30...

Tooth and Consequences

TOOTH TRUTHS • Teething can begin as early as three months, but usually occurs between the ages of six to seven months. Some babies won’t get their teeth until close to their first birthday. • The lower central incisors usually appear first and are often followed by the upper central incisors...

Made Possible With The Support Of Ontario Creates