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HELP! My 2 year old refuses to have her teeth brushed…

HELP! My 2 year old refuses to have her teeth brushed…

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Kids / Oral Hygiene

Brushing your toddler’s teeth can definitely be a challenging task that most parents would rather avoid. I’m suremost of usunderstand the importance of Oral Hygiene and a daily brushing routinebut what if your 2-year-old JUST REFUSES to have her teeth brushed and this...


Pacifiers may disrupt infantile emotional development

Pacifiers may disrupt infantile emotional development

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Kids

by Dental Tribune International . MADISON, Wis., USA: While health organizations have already called for limiting pacifier use owing to its association with dental abnormalities and ear infections, a new study has found that heavy pacifier use as a young child affects emotions in children...


Cavity Fighting Candy?

Cavity Fighting Candy?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cavities / Kids

Oral Biologists Use Chemistry To Formulate Cavity Fighting Mints . November 1, 2008 — Oral biologists formulated a mint that fights cavities with an ingredient called Cavistat. Cavistat contains two main components that protect the teeth. First, the amino acid arginine metabolizes certain...


Dental Health Experts At Nationwide Children’s Hospital Remind Parents About Scheduling Toddlers For Dental Visits

Dental Health Experts At Nationwide Children’s Hospital Remind Parents About Scheduling Toddlers For Dental Visits

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental IQ / Diet / Kids / Oral Hygiene

While infants under 12 months old may only have a few teeth, experts say they should been seen by a dentist within the first year of life. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s revised guidelines on infant oral health recommend infants 6 to 12 months old should to be seen by a...


Gum Disease in Children

Gum Disease in Children

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Kids

Many people think ofperiodontal diseaseas an adult problem. However, studies indicate that nearly all children and adolescents have gingivitis which is the first stage of periodontal disease. There are several types of periodontal disease that children can get. Chronic gingivitisis common...