Posts in the ‘Dentistry Tips for Kids’ Category


The Ugly Duckling Phase: Why Does My Baby Have Two Rows of Teeth?

Primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, are the first teeth to arrive. These teeth can appear at any time between the ages of four and eight, usually arriving at around five or six. Holding space for permanent teeth that arrive a bit later, the roots of these teeth are slowly dissolved by the permanent


How to Cope with Dental Anxiety

If dental anxiety is making it harder to stick to your scheduled check-ups and appointments, you are not alone. A huge number of people harbour anxieties and fears relating to dentists. This often goes back to childhood, or it could be rooted in a negative experience at some point during the formative years. In this

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Preventing Tooth Decay in Children – A Parent’s Guide

As a parent, you may wonder what you can do to prevent tooth decay in children. The good news is that there is a lot that parents can do to help kids look after their teeth, from as early as one year or even younger. Often, good dental hygiene comes down to habit. When children

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Why Do We Need to Brush Our Teeth Twice a Day?

Have you ever wondered why it is so important to your oral health that you brush your teeth twice a day? Every dental ad and toothpaste infomercial you have seen likely talks about the importance of twice a day brushing. Is it really so important to have a good dental routine in place?   In

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Sports and Teeth: A Never-Ending Battle

Whether you are a professional athlete or simply someone who enjoys a variety of sports, it is essential to protect your teeth when playing sports that put your dental health at risk. Sports such as rugby, soccer, boxing, kickboxing, martial arts, hockey, netball, basketball, skateboarding and roller-blading can all put your teeth and jaw at

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Sugar and Your Teeth: The Truth Exposed

If you thought that the link between sugar and teeth was not anything to worry about, think again. There have been numerous studies on the effect of sugar on cavities, gum disease and various other dental issues. Drinking too many sugar-loaded soft drinks, sweets or other products can do plenty of damage. Some of the

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Dental Tips for Pregnant Moms & Babies

Whether you have just found out that you are expecting, or you recently gave birth, these simple yet effective dental tips are designed to last you throughout your pregnancy and into your baby’s first stages. One of the most common challenges for pregnant women is hormonal changes that put you at risk of gum disease.

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Kids First Visit To The Dentist: A Game Plan

Child friendly dentistry has gone a long way in helping to create a calm, pleasant environment for your child’s first visit to the dentist. Many modern Dental practices in Durban and surrounds, such as Gateway Dental, have highly trained staff and carefully designed rooms that further take away the stress of early dental appointments. While

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Why is Dental Fluoride Important for Teeth?

Dental fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in many foods, as well as water and toothpaste. Diet plays an important role in fluoride consumption. It is vital for both children and adults to eat a diet rich in fibrous and wholegrain starches, fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, dairy, meat, fish and other

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When Should Children Go to the Dentist?

Children can have their first dentist appointment from the age of two years. But, that does not mean you should assume that babies and toddlers do not need any sort of dental care. You can start preparing your child for their first visit from a very early age, while also doing your part to keep

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