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Health Topics - Babies/Toddlers 0-3

  • Dental Safety/Emergency

    Here are some ways to protect your child’s teeth: Always use infant car seats and seat belts when you drive. Babies will chew on almost anything. Keep them away from hard things that could crack their teeth. Children fall a lot when they are learning to walk. Teeth can break, crack, get knocked out or […]

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  • Dentist

    Your child needs to see the dentist by age two or three, when all the baby teeth have come in. Here are some reasons to take your child for dental check-ups: Check for signs of early childhood tooth decay Give you tips on cleaning your child’s teeth Talk to you about good eating habits Talk […]

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  • Fluoride

    Fluoride is a mineral found in nature. It makes the hard outer layer of teeth (called enamel) stronger. When the outer layer is strong, teeth are less likely to get cavities. Children get fluoride in 4 ways: In the water In fluoride treatments In fluoride toothpaste In fluoride supplements (pills they chew or in a […]

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  • Space Maintainers

    A baby tooth acts as a guide for the permanent tooth that replaces it. If a primary tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth loses its guide and can drift or erupt incorrectly into the mouth. Neighbouring teeth also can move or tilt into the space, so the permanent tooth can’t come in. The […]

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  • Taking Care of Tiny Teeth

    Prevent Early Childhood Tooth Decay Newborn to 6 years Parents play an important role in caring for their child’s teeth. Research has shown that tooth decay rates among children two to four years of age are increasing. Establishing regular mouth and teeth cleaning habits right from birth will help greatly reduce the risk of decay. […]

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  • Teething - What can I expect?

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version A baby’s first teeth appear before his or her first birthday in a process called teething. Do not confuse teething with illness Fever, stuffiness, runny nose or diarrhea are not signs of teething. Blaming teething for these symptoms could delay the diagnosis of an ear infection, urinary tract infection, meningitis or other […]

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