Dr. Jennifer Howson-Jones

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Visit to Dentist within Baby’s First Year Key to Preventing Childhood Caries

A friendly reminder from the Canadian Dental Association about the importance of early dental visits for infants:   Regular and early visits by infants and toddlers to a dentist can help to identify and address the risk for tooth decay that can lead to early childhood caries, says the Canadian Dental Association (CDA).   “Tooth decay is preventable,” says Dr. …

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Helpful Tips for Healthy Smiles at Halloween

Helpful tips from the Canadian Dental Association!   Halloween is just around the corner and we all know that for most children, Halloween means candy and lots of it!   However, when your child consumes sugary food or drinks, the bacteria (germs) in the dental plaque on the teeth mix with the sugars in the candy to make a mild …

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Are trampolines safe for children?

Dr. Jen would like to share this important message from the Canadian Pediatricians regarding trampoline use. Injury can also involve the teeth and face in young children.   Are home trampolines safe? Home trampolines are not safe and the number of injuries related to trampoline use is on the rise in Canada.   Can my child be injured on a …

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: The Big Authority on little teeth

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, today unveiled its new tagline, “America’s Pediatric Dentists, The Big Authority on Little Teeth,” targeted to the lay public. This new consumer branding campaign is an effort to better connect with parents and caregivers and educate them on the critical need for early check-ups and regular …

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Be Thankful for a Thanksgiving Free from Foodborne Illness

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, questions are already popping up about how to prepare the two stars of the Thanksgiving feast: the turkey and stuffing.   Turkey   If you have purchased a frozen turkey, be sure to thaw the bird adequately before cooking. There are three ways to thaw your turkey safely: in the refrigerator, in cold water …

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Breakfast Basics for Busy Families

Another great tip from Eatright.org on helping give your family the healthiest breakfast possible, even on the busiest school days!   Eating breakfast can improve children’s behavior and school performance, as well as help them maintain a healthy weight. But a survey by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation reveals that breakfast isn’t eaten all of the time by …

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Raising Healthy Eaters from Preschool to High School

Over the weekend Dr. Jen was able to meet a renowned dietician, Dr. Terri Lisagor, with special interest in the dental health of children – her husband is a pediatric dentist! The following is great advice for developing healthy eating habits for your children right from the start!   Food, nutrition and eating skills are among the most important things …

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WHO Global Oral Health Programme: Focus on prevention

In recent global news, the World Health Organization develops a Global Oral Health Programme. This recognizes Oral Health as a part of General Health, and that it is integral for all people – children and the elderly are particularly at risk populations. Please read below for the specific objectives of this programme:   The objectives of the WHO Global Oral …

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Helpful Tips for Healthy Smiles at Halloween

The Canadian Dental Association has some great tips and tricks for Halloween, which is just around the corner!   Halloween is just around the corner and we all know that for most children, Halloween means candy and lots of it! However, when your child consumes sugary food or drinks, the bacteria (germs) in the dental plaque on the teeth mix …

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Playground safety

With the kids back in school, or starting his or her very first days in kindergarten, we want to remember the Canadian Pediatric Society’s recommendations on playgrounds!   “Playgrounds can help children be active and healthy. They’re a place where children can run, jump, climb, slide and play with peers.   Adults and caregivers need to take care to ensure …

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