Shark Teeth – And What to Do?

A friend of mine texted yesterday really concerned that her son’s lower baby tooth is loose but not falling out and now she sees the adult tooth coming in behind.  She phoned her dentist and they couldn’t see her son for two weeks. PERMANENT TEETH COMING IN BEHIND BABY TEETH IS NOT AN EMERGENCY, BUT […]

Tooth Decay and Xylitol

Tooth decay happens when bacteria in your mouth consume the sugars we eat. When you eat food containing ordinary sugar (sucrose), it gives bacteria on your teeth energy, allowing them to multiply and start making acids that can eat away the enamel on the teeth. This “acid attack” causes tooth decay and cavities to begin […]

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD YOU TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE DENTIST FOR THE FIRST TIME ?

It has been said that although your baby may not be ready for a dental visit at one year old, your baby’s teeth are ready.  So as a dentist and following recommended guidelines and text books the answer is pretty much any time between 6 and 12 months is a good time for your child […]