Brace For It: The Pros & Cons of Hidden Braces for Teens

Teenagers are grumpy creatures at the best of times, but when it comes to braces, the idea of having metal in the mouth creates a whole new level of anxiety. Now your child knows their teeth need professional dental intervention to get them straight, what options do you have to do this when traditional braces have your child not wanting to smile for the next two years? Hidden braces fitted behind the teeth are one answer, and these are the pros and cons your child needs to know. [Read More]

Why Adherence to Teeth Whitening Product Guidelines Is Important

Some people may wish to get quicker tooth whitening results by exceeding the dosage of dental whitening products. Such people may not know the risks of not following the usage guidelines that are provided by the manufacturer of the product. This article discusses some of the dangers that may occur when you don't follow the instructions provided on how to whiten your teeth using a certain product. Increased Dental Permeability [Read More]

Toothbrush Hygiene Tips to Give Your University-Bound Child

If you have children who are about to go off to university, it is important to know that their dental hygiene is as important as their studies. Since university life is characteristically communal, the collective use of washrooms and dormitories is likely to increase the spread of germs and bacteria if hygiene is anything to go by. Therefore, dental hygiene is crucial, but it should start with proper toothbrush care. However, this is only possible if your kids avoid making some common mistakes when handling toothbrushes. [Read More]

Helping your child deal with tooth extraction

Children can need to get their teeth extracted for a number of reasons, including accidental damage, decay, overcrowding or a failure of the baby teeth to fall out when the adult teeth erupt. The extraction process can be very stressful for some children. Here are some ways to help your child deal with tooth extraction.  Have the dental staff explain procedure Removing a part of the child's body can seem very stressful for a child. [Read More]