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Get the kids excited for brushing and flossing!

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Have you heard the saying “old habits die hard”? It’s true – it’s hard to break habits, even the good ones. If you make brushing and flossing a non-negotiable rule in early childhood, as your children grow they’re more likely to keep taking care of their teeth.So how do you establish great habits that will protect your kids’ teeth? By making brushing and flossing a fun and positive experience when they are little!Here are some ideas: Brush your teeth at the same time. Kids love copying mum and dad, especially when you make a big deal about it. Add some … Continue reading

How to prevent tooth decay

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Cavities take quite along time to develop, in fact, with regular visits, your dentist can often detect changes in your tooth enamel long before a hole develops. Holes in teeth begin when bacteria that is fueled by sugars in your saliva starts eroding the good minerals in your teeth and breaks down tooth enamel. As the enamel wears away, cavities start to develop. Eating or drinking sugary or starchy foods feed the bad bacterial that attacks tooth enamel and causes an ‘acid attack’. If you eat sugary or starchy foods often, and you don’t clean your teeth after eating these … Continue reading