Dr. Jennifer Howson-Jones

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is more common than asthma!

Early Childhood Caries or Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is the MOST common chronic childhood disease (even above asthma!). Dental decay is also 100% preventable! We can help establish great oral care habits with you and your child early on to avoid this preventable disease  

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Is toothbrushing in your house a struggle?

Try playing your child’s favourite song or TV show – it can be a great distraction and enable you to do a thorough cleaning of their teeth, especially before bed! Your child’s mouth becomes dry at night time and any food or drink residue remaining on the teeth serve as ‘food’ for bacteria. The bacteria, in turn, produce acid which …

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Pregnant Mom’s oral health is important to baby

Did you know babies often mimic the same bacteria in their mouths as their Mom’s! We all have ‘good’ bacteria in our mouths, but if Mom has a cavity, then there are some ‘bad’ bacteria present. Mom’s often try food for baby with the same spoon for temperature and taste or clean a soiled pacifier with their mouth, this ‘bad’ …

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Summer time sports injuries!

Spring has finally sprung, we think!! Helmets on, mouthguards in and have fun kids! …we are here if you need us for those unplanned mouth bumps. Did you know that if a baby tooth is pushed up into the gums from a fall, it will usually heal and re-erupt into the mouth over 3-6 months? However, if a permanent tooth …

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Why bring your 1 year old to a pediatric dentist?

To discuss home toothbrushing and toothpaste habits, pacifier/thumb habits, trauma experience/preparation, beverage/bottle/sippy cup habits, oral growth and development; to introduce your child to the dental visit; to examine your child’s gums and teeth. Early prevention is key to establishing great oral health for life!  

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Spring has finally sprung, we think!!

Helmets on, mouthguards in and have fun kids! …we are here if you need us for those unplanned mouth bumps. Did you know that if a baby tooth is pushed up into the gums from a fall, it will usually heal and re-erupt into the mouth over 3-6 months? However, if a permanent tooth is pushed up into the gums, …

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All About Baby Teeth

Did you know baby teeth serve many roles! They help our kids chew, speak and develop new sounds; they also play a big part in dental growth and development by holding the place for their adult teeth; a baby toothache is just as painful and can be just as disabling as an adult toothache! In addition, baby teeth are a …

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Tips for Thumb Habits

We recommend ceasing a thumb habit by age 3 in order to avoid permanent tooth movement from thumb sucking. Your pediatrician would suggest sooner to enable proper speech production and for your child to develop social skills with their peers. Breaking this habit can be a challenge for most parents but it is doable! Try these tips and remember it …

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