Helpful Dental Information For Parents in Calgary

We care about the oral health of your little one. Stay up-to-date with dental tips and other information for parents to keep your children's oral health on track between visits to our Calgary dentist's office.


Why Are Primary Teeth Important?

Why Are Primary Teeth Important?

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Primary teeth allow children to eat and speak properly, and guide the permanent teeth into the correct positions as they grow.

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When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth?

When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth?

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The initial growth period for primary (baby) teeth begins in the second trimester of pregnancy (around 16-20 weeks).

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When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit?

When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit?

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The American Academy of dentistry (AAPD) suggests that parents should make an initial “well-baby” appointment with a dentist approximately six months after the emergence of the first tooth, or no later than the child’s first birthday.

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What’s the Best Toothpaste for My Child?

What’s the Best Toothpaste for My Child?

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Selecting an appropriately sized toothbrush and a nourishing, cleansing brand of children’s toothpaste is of paramount importance for maintaining excellent oral health.

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The Eruption of Primary Teeth

The Eruption of Primary Teeth

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The eruption of primary teeth (also known as deciduous or baby teeth) follows a similar developmental timeline for most children.

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What is Pulp Therapy for Children?

What is Pulp Therapy for Children?

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In children, tooth decay or traumatic injury lead to painful pulp exposure and inflammation. In these cases, the dentist will undertake pulp therapy to save the tooth and relieve pain.

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Tongue Piercing & Oral Health

Tongue Piercing & Oral Health

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Unfortunately, tongue piercings can have a serious impact on health, and can even be deadly. Dentists routinely advise adolescents to avoid intraoral or perioral piercings for a number of good reasons.

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Tobacco Use & Teens' Dental Health

Tobacco Use & Teens' Dental Health

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Teens are at a high risk for using tobacco. Here, our Calgary dentists provide information, tips and advice in why tobacco is so harmful, and how you can prevent your teen from using it.

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Sippy Cups & Tooth Decay in Children

Sippy Cups & Tooth Decay in Children

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Although sippy cups are a helpful transitional tool, many dentists believe that frequent, prolonged sippy cup use contributes to tooth decay in children.

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Dental Sealants & Cavity Prevention

Dental Sealants & Cavity Prevention

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Dental sealants are an important tool in preventing caries (cavities) and tooth decay in children.

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Perinatal & Infant Oral Health

Perinatal & Infant Oral Health

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Pregnancy is an exciting time. It is also a crucially important time for the unborn child’s oral and overall health.

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Pacifiers & Thumb Sucking

Pacifiers & Thumb Sucking

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For most infants, the sucking of thumbs and pacifiers is a happy, everyday part of life. Since sucking is a natural, instinctual baby habit, infants derive a sense of comfort, relaxation, and security from using a thumb or pacifier as a sucking aid.

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Mouth Guards for Children

Mouth Guards for Children

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Mouth guards, also known as sports guards or athletic mouth protectors, are crucial pieces of equipment for children participating in potentially injurious sports or recreational activities.

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Preventing Dental Decay in Children

Preventing Dental Decay in Children

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Childhood cavities, also known as childhood tooth decay and childhood caries, are common in children all over the world. There are two main causes of cavities: poor dental hygiene and sugary diets.

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Your Child's First Visit to the Dentist

Your Child's First Visit to the Dentist

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According to AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) guidelines, infants should initially visit the pediatric dentist around the time of their first birthday. First visits can be stressful for parents, especially for parents who have dental phobias themselves.

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How Often Should Children Visit the Dentist?

How Often Should Children Visit the Dentist?

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advises parents to make biannual dental appointments for children, beginning approximately six months after the first tooth emerges.

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Diet & Dental Health

Diet & Dental Health

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A child’s general level of health often dictates his or her oral health, and vice versa. Therefore, supplying children with a well-balanced, healthy diet is more likely to lead to healthier teeth and gums.

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All About Fluoride

All About Fluoride

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Fluorine, a natural element in the fluoride compound, has proven to be effective in minimizing cavities and tooth decay in children.

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Emergency Dental Care for Children

Emergency Dental Care for Children

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If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, the dentists at our Calgary dental office will make room in the schedule to take care of it as soon as possible.

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Care for Your Child’s Teeth

Care for Your Child’s Teeth

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Oral care for children has two main components: preventative care at the dentist’s office and preventative care at home.

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

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Maintaining the health of primary (baby) teeth is exceptionally important. Although baby teeth will eventually be replaced, they fulfill several crucial functions in the meantime.

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