Monthly Archives:February 2011

Is Thumbsucking a Problem ?

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 It is generally normal and healthy for a child to suck their thumbs, fingers and/or pacifiers, however if it  continues beyond the age of 5 when the permanent teeth begin to erupt and develope , serious problems can occur. Depending on the frequency, intensity and duration of the sucking, the upper

Dealing With Traumatized Baby Teeth

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Does Your Child Need Fluoride ?

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The answer is an emphatic YES ! YES! I know there has been and still is public controversy over the use of fluorides to help prevent tooth decay. That said however, as a practicing Dentist for over 40 years, I know that the  daily use of a controlled amount of fluoride

Oral Health Tips for Children (cont)

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A healthy smile is a good indication of a happy child ! Here are some children’s oral health tips that if adhered too, will help prevent any child from suffering the unnecessary embarrassment and pain of tooth decay. Start early! When that first tooth erupts, approximately at 6 months of age, clean the

Oral health Tips for Children

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According to the Center of Disease Control, tooth decay is one of the most common infectious diseases among U.S.children . That said, these statistics usually can and will apply to children in Canada and other  Western countries of the world! This is a sad statement in my view because this health problem is

Useful Teeth Whitening Tips!

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If you have neglected your regular dental care , consumed staining drinks like coffee, black tea or have a  bad habit of smoking, tobacco chewing or have taken ome forms of medication which may have caused your teeth to be yellow or brownish, YOU might benefit from  one or more of the

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