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Encourage Healthy Teeth in Children

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Encourage Healthy Teeth Brushing in Children

Brushing your teeth is a very important part of everyone’s daily routine. As a parent, it is your job to teach your kids many things, which can get stressful at times.

Teaching your child good brushing habits doesn’t have to be difficult and our team at Yazdani Dental is here to help you through the process. There are many different ways you can go about teaching them in fun and interactive ways.

Make Teeth Brushing Fun For Kids: 

Make It A Game
Kids love games and there are many different ideas that you can come up with to make their teeth brushing habits fun. You can try telling them it’s a race against the clock, and you want to see if they can brush their teeth on their own for 2 whole minutes. If you make it sound more challenging than it is, they’ll definitely try and prove you wrong.

You can also find other games and activities online to assist you and make learning fun for your children.

Rewards Are The Best
Another idea would be to reward your kids when they brush their teeth well and on their own. Start by making a chart and hanging it in the bathroom. Use stickers to rate their brushing that day; gold stars usually do the trick.

Technology Is A Beautiful Thing
The number of mobile apps available is incredible, and there is an app for almost everything now. Surprisingly, there are even some for brushing your teeth, including Tiny Dentist, Virtual Dentist, Disney Magic Timer, and Brush DJ. Kids can use these apps to learn teeth brushing techniques the fun way, and these apps are informative and interactive!

Your child can brush along to videos, play dental games, and learn how to properly brush their teeth at the touch of a fingertip.

Brush Along With Them
Kids love copying their parents, this is a universal fact. They want to be just like you so if they see you doing something, they almost automatically want to do the same. Put on a show so they can see how much fun it is to brush your teeth. 

While you’re brushing your teeth together you can tell them funny jokes and trivia facts about teeth that will get them interested.

Show Them The Sugar Bugs
Seeing is believing. This saying is especially true in young children. We remember going to the dentist when we were there age and using the blue dye to show us our sugar bugs. Buy a dissolving agent and let them relive our childhood. It scared us straight.

Make Brushing More Appealing
You can make brushing more appealing by getting your kids fun toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste. There are so many options when it comes to kids dental gear. Try finding a toothbrush in their favourite colour or Disney character.

There is also toothpaste made specifically for kids with fun themes and colours on the tube. If kids have dental accessories specifically for them that they like, they are more likely to use them.

Healthy Competition
If you have more than one little mouth at home then you know how competitive they can be. If you create a game out of brushing like “who can brush the longest” they’ll eat it up. If you have an only child you can also challenge them. The more involved you are the better.

The goal of this is to get your children excited about brushing their teeth. Developing a routine early on is best because these oral hygiene habits will follow them into adulthood.

Our dental specialists have been performing pediatric dentistry for many years and would be glad to teach your child about good oral health during their visit. 

Why Should You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teethAurora Wisdom Teeth Removal

The surgery for Aurora wisdom teeth removal can require time off work, and cause pain and suffering for the patient during the recovery period. A slight pain in the extraction area, swelling, and discomfort are all normal to experience during the healing time.

Every person experiences different recovery times after their wisdom tooth removal. Some people may be ok after a couple days, other patients may need a couple weeks of rest and relaxation. This depends greatly on the patient and whether they had impacted or unimpacted wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth are also known as the third molars, and these are typically the last to erupt in your mouth. Not having them removed can be harmful if they do not emerge properly, leading to oral health problems like infections and pain. 

In addition, many people do not have the space necessary to keep their third molars without causing crowding in the mouth. They have a tendency to emerge on an angle, causing teeth to overlap and crowd in the mouth.

While it is possible to experience no issues with keeping these molars, most patients suffer one or more related complications.

Effects of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

An impacted tooth is one that gets blocked by the gums while it is trying to push through because of the lack of space in the mouth. 

When an impacted tooth tries to come in it may damage existing teeth in the mouth, or the gum in that region may become infected and swollen. Some patients complain of pain in the surrounding area of the mouth, or in the ear on the same side of the face.

Impacted teeth can push on neighbouring ones, leading to tooth movement, decay, or disease. Some people even suffer from cysts or growths in their mouths from impacted teeth.

You may have an impacted wisdom tooth and not even know it. Dentists suggest that patients between the ages of 16-19 come in for a radiograph to determine if their wisdom teeth are impacted because they can be painless and go unnoticed.

The symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include

  • Difficulty opening your jaw
  • Bad breath
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Bad taste in mouth
  • Pain during biting or chewing

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Having your wisdom teeth removed can help prevent inflammation and infection, due to the limited space in your mouth. When inflammation sets in, it is easy for infections to spread to other areas in the mouth.  

If you elect to have your third molars removed, you can keep your beautiful smile aligned. Overcrowding is a huge risk factor and can be avoided with removal. When teeth press on each other, it can cause damage to surrounding ones, and contribute to tooth decay and cavities.

We offer many options for patients interested in Aurora wisdom teeth removal and suggest booking a consultation to see what your options are. Contact our team at Yazdani Dental today to learn more about how we can help!