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Growing Teeth 6-12 years

Impacted Teeth

Impacted teeth are a relatively common teeth problem in children as the permanent teeth replace their baby teeth. What causes impacted teeth? An impaction occurs when one or more teeth fails to grow in the correct position and is held below the normal gum line. The teeth can be completely […]

What Does Your Child Drink?

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Many children seem to prefer juice, milk, flavoured milks, cordial or even soft drink instead of water. However drinking these high sugar drinks frequently is not only bad for your child’s overall health, it is very bad for their dental health. Baby teeth are not as strong as adult teeth […]

Fissure Sealants: Seal Out Decay!

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When your child’s adult molars erupt, it’s crucial that they remain healthy and decay free. Children can be more prone to having active decay in their mouths, especially if they consume a high sugar diet. Many molars have deep grooves in the biting surface of the tooth. These groves look […]

Are Dental X-Rays Safe For Children’s Teeth?

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Many parents ask whether it’s safe to use x-rays on children’s teeth, and are unsure of the reason an x-ray may be needed. While dentists can see the outside of your child’s teeth, x-rays allow us to see between the teeth and under the gum line. X-rays help the dentist to […]

Tooth Decay in Children

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Children’s tooth decay is becoming more common. The number of children under 12 years of age with fillings is rapidly increasing, and has more than doubled since 1970. Baby teeth (also called ‘deciduous teeth’) decay more quickly and easily than adult teeth. High levels of sugar and acidity in your […]

Should my Child Wiggle Loose Baby Teeth?

Lost tooth

Many parents are concerned about children wobbling their loose baby teeth, as they fear it may be harmful to the tooth or gum. Generally, if your child has loose baby teeth, it’s okay for them to ‘wiggle’ them. This is not usually harmful to their teeth, however there are a […]

Is Fluoride Safe for Kids?

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There is a lot of controversy and differing opinions surrounding the issue of fluoridation and whether or not fluoride is safe for consumption, especially for children. At My Kids Dentist, we recommend topical fluoride treatment every 3-6 months when you have your regular check-up and clean, regardless of age. We […]

Teeth Accidents – Trauma and Impact on Children’s Teeth

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Teeth accidents happen, and they happen frequently with kids! If your child falls over or knocks a tooth, it’s normal for you to worry. However, there isn’t always need to stress. Sometimes trauma to a tooth will have almost no effect whatsoever on your child’s baby teeth or adult tooth, […]

Local Anaesthetics and Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

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We understand that dental treatment can be uncomfortable for adults and kids, but it doesn’t have to be! Dentists now have many safe ways to relieve the discomfort of dental treatment. There are three things dentists use in their practice to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. -        Topical […]

Are you Afraid of the Dentist?

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Do you have fears and anxieties from previous bad experiences at the dentist? You’re not the only one. Many of our adult patients suffered from traumatic or stressful experiences at the dentist or orthodontist when they were young. We are able to help you overcome these anxieties with nitrous oxide […]

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