Hamilton Pediatric Dental Care Blog

4 Simple Tips to Get Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

July 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Rullo @ 6:02 am
Father brushing his teeth watching his young daughter brush hers at a bathroom sink

It can be a struggle to get your children excited about brushing their teeth. You’re not alone. However, with a little bit of guidance and the proper motivation and products, they’ll learn to build their own oral hygiene routine in no time. When their smiles look great and stay problem-free for years to come, they’ll thank you for teaching them how to protect their oral health! Here are 4 tips you can use to get your child to brush their teeth.


How a Lip or Tongue-Tie Can Affect Your Baby’s Transition to Solid Foods

June 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Rullo @ 6:48 pm
feeding baby soft food

As parents, we are well aware of the challenges that come with introducing solid foods to our babies. Watching our little ones take their first bites and explore new flavors is a joyous milestone. However, what if there’s an unexpected roadblock in this exciting journey? Lip and tongue-ties, commonly known for affecting breastfeeding, can also have surprising implications on your baby’s transition from baby food to solid foods. Read on to learn more about the impact of lip or tongue-ties on your baby’s diet!


Foods to Improve Your Children’s Oral Health

May 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Rullo @ 12:26 am
little kid eating fruit

Instilling good oral care habits in children from an early age is paramount for their long-term oral health. Emphasizing the importance of brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and going to regular dental check-ups every six months are essential aspects. However, it’s equally important to consider the impact of their diet. Discover three types of foods that can contribute to enhancing your children’s oral health, helping them attain beautiful and healthy teeth.


3 Unique Ways to Get Your Child Excited About Oral Hygiene

April 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Rullo @ 3:12 am
child brushing gator’s teeth

Do you find it challenging to get your child to stop running around for five seconds just to brush and floss their teeth? You’re not alone. Many parents struggle to get their young ones into the bathroom and engage in good dental habits. Fortunately, there are helpful ways to make oral hygiene fun for kids. Read on to learn more about these three unique methods that will make your child eager to take care of their smile.


Will a Pacifier Affect the Development of Your Baby’s Teeth?

March 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Rullo @ 12:54 pm
a baby sucking a pacifier

From the moment babies are born, they want to be soothed. They are always searching for the comfort that comes with the feeling of being fed. That’s what led to the invention of pacifiers. Once known as the “baby comforter” at the turn of the 20th century, these self-soothing creations keep babies calm and happy. However, you may be concerned if they will negatively affect the development of your baby’s developing teeth. Here’s what to know about the connection between pacifiers and your little one’s oral health…and when it’s time to move on from the “baby comforter”.


What Are “Two-Year Molars,” And How Do You Help Them Grow?

February 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Rullo @ 5:38 pm
Dentist looking at a baby’s molars

The so-called “terrible twos” can be a challenge for any parent to deal with. Babies start to toddle around, become more vocal, and—worst of all—are in the midst of teething.

Babies’ “two-year molars” can represent crossing a threshold—they’re some of the last teeth to come in, and some of the most useful in chewing up harder foods. If you want to know more about these molars, and how you can make their arrival as easy as possible for your child, here’s a guide that may help you.


3 Benefits of Teaching Your Child About the Dentist Through Toys

January 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Rullo @ 4:01 pm
a parent reading to their child

The Canadian Dental Association recommends that your child visit a dentist within six months of their first tooth’s eruption, or by the age of one. As a parent, it can be difficult to prepare them for their appointment since the pediatric dental office will be a new, unfamiliar environment that can feel scary. One great way to help ease some of their anxiety is to introduce them to dentistry through toys! Read on to learn three benefits of teaching your child about what they can expect during their first pediatric dental visit through toys.


Will Thumb-Sucking Negatively Impact My Child’s Oral Health?

December 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Rullo @ 8:55 pm
child sucking their thumb

Many parents want to know if thumb-sucking is harmful to a child’s oral health. It’s natural to be curious, especially if your little one is continuing to practice this habit beyond their toddler years. The truth is that if it is allowed to continue, there could be potentially harmful effects that manifest through facial and oral development. A pediatric dentist explains why it’s best to stop this habit before it becomes a serious problem.


3 Easy-to-Follow Steps for When Your Child Knocks Out a Tooth

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Rullo @ 10:55 pm
a child with a knocked-out tooth in Hamilton

If your child suddenly experiences a displaced tooth, the world might seem to come to a screeching halt. But you have no reason to panic, as help is readily available at your child’s dentist in Hamilton! Here are three easy-to-follow steps for when your child unexpectedly loses a tooth so that you’re quickly getting their smile the urgent care it needs.


3 Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy into Your Home

October 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Rullo @ 4:44 pm
Child in bed, dreaming about the Tooth Fairy

One of the best things about having kids is getting to share with them the traditions you grew up on. When your child gets excited about the tooth fairy, it can bring you back to a time when you believed too. It’s also a great opportunity to help your child think about their oral health and the condition of their teeth. Here are three ways you can welcome the tooth fairy into your home and bring good dental hygiene along with her.

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