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. Peter Doig, President of CDA. “Infants should visit the dentist by age one, and regularly thereafter. These early visits can identify and address signs of tooth decay, promote good oral health habits, and are an investment in lifelong health.”   The [...]

Visit to Dentist within Baby’s First Year Key to Preventing Childhood Caries2013-11-18T18:58:16+00:00

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 acid. This acid attacks the hard outer layer of the tooth, called the enamel. If the dental plaque isn’t removed every day by brushing and flossing, over time, the enamel gets soft and a cavity forms. The damage to the tooth [...]

Helpful Tips for Healthy Smiles at Halloween2013-10-31T18:45:19+00:00

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 oral care for children. **Tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease among children in the United States (and Canada!), affecting 42 percent of children aged 2 to 11 years. Furthermore, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [...]

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: The Big Authority on little teeth2013-10-10T20:08:11+00:00

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 Health Programme (ORH)   Noncommunicable chronic diseases, which continue to dominate in lower-middle and upper income countries, are becoming increasingly prevalent in many of the poorest developing countries. They create a double burden on top of the infectious diseases that continue [...]

WHO Global Oral Health Programme: Focus on prevention2013-09-23T16:51:29+00:00

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