Accidents happen, and oftentimes, teeth are involved. Whilst there are ways to prevent injury during sporting games and training (see this article on Mouthguards), the fact is that many injuries to teeth occur away from organised sporting events.
February is back to school time, and we would like to help make the transition a little easier as well as healthier. We’ve put together some tooth-friendly lunchbox options that your children will love. Sandwiches are always an easy option for a boxed lunch. Starting with good, whole-wheat bread, tortilla or pita will help your […]
In January 2014, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule commenced around Australia, allowing eligible children aged 2-17 to access dental care via private dental practitioners. The schedule provides basic dental services, including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealants, fillings, root canals and extractions. The Schedule does not cover services like orthodontics (plates and braces) or cosmetic dental […]
Flossing teeth is a habit not just for adults; kids also benefit from regular flossing. But when should kids start flossing? As soon as your child’s teeth start to fit together, it is time to floss their teeth. You will need to do it for them to start with as it often takes many years before […]
How should parents clean a child’s dummy? This is an interesting question with lots of schools of thought. Parents might boil a dummy, or wash it with detergent and rinse it with tap water, or just rinse it. And some parents are very happy to just suck the dummy clean. This research article written in May […]
Brushing can be a boring task for kids so parents often have to be creative to encourage children to brush, let alone brush longer! Perhaps the solution is to sing as you brush! Some children are quite happy to brush while watching a timer count down two minutes- others find this isn’t enough to hold […]
When it comes to the oral health of babies and children, there is a lot of bad information available! It’s important for parents and caregivers to be aware of the facts and to avoid subscribing to the myths. For instance, do you know the answers to the following questions? Is it okay for babies to […]