Take Your Child’s Oral Health under Control This Christmas

Take Your Child’s Oral Health under Control This Christmas

Children are crazy about sweets and holidays increase the level of excitement in them for sweets. Their cravings rise and all they think of is eating unhealthy food. Christmas is one of the major festivals in our culture and kids wait for this festival all year long. You cannot restrict them from unhealthy eating habits at least this time of the year. So how can you improve dental health or keep the oral hygiene under control? Here are some habits for healthy teeth that might help your child.

Brush Twice Every Day

This is the most common tip but it has a tremendous effect on the mouth. If your child brushes twice a day, the chances of oral illness are greatly reduced. The food particles will not produce bacteria that can cause infection or bad breath.

Flossing is Important

If your child is above 12, flossing once a day or two is fine. Make it their habit to floss and brush to remove all the remaining food particles.

Regular Visits to the Dentists

Once a month, take your child to a dentist for regular checkups. Sometimes you might not witness any problems but the dentist can examine and prevent any bad situations from occurring.

Consider a Healthy Diet for Your Kids

The most important thing to keep under control is the diet. The healthier your kid’s diet is, the healthier will be the mouth. While you might not be able to control their chocolate craving, you can always try out tips for this Christmas.

Dental Sealants Can Be Helpful

Just to avoid any serious problems at an early age, dental sealants can help. The dentist will apply a thin coat on your child’s teeth and they will be safe from any dental problems.

Some Tips for the Christmas and Healthy Teeth

Festivals mean irregular diet and sweets every now and then. You still need to control your child before they suffer from some serious dental problems. Here are some tips to help you control your child this Christmas.

Give Them Alternatives for the Sweets

Everything has substitutes and so do sweets. You can offer some other food items made at home. You can bake confectionery at home and replace white sugar with stevia which is healthier.

Limit Them Every Time They Eat Sweets

Limiting them from eating sweets is not an unethical practice. Being a parent, it is your responsibility to control them. The best thing you can do is set a time for them. For example, you can allow them to eat confectionaries between 6pm and 7pm.

Keep Rewards as an Appreciation

Everybody needs appreciation. You can appreciate your kids for following the rules perfectly by rewarding them with a cookie or a toy. For the sake of rewards, they will control their bad eating habits.

Setup Games or Other Activities

Christmas is a break for kids from school and homework. You can plan other activities for them or different games to keep them occupied. They will be busy and would not ask for sweets or any other unhealthy food.

The Link between Your Mouth and Other Body Parts

It sounds surprising but your mouth is directly linked to all other body parts. It is a gateway to other body parts. An unhygienic mouth is responsible for a lot of other health risks like diabetes. Here is how your mouth and other body parts are linked.

Your Heart May Be at Risk!

The bacteria in your mouth can travel to your heart and cause some serious trouble. The plague reaches the coronary arteries and cause different heart diseases like endocarditis. The chances of heart attacks are also increased.

Unhealthy Mouth Gives Rise to Dementia

Nobody wants a memory loss. Cases of early dementia are rising day by day. One of the major reasons is bad oral hygiene. The plaque can damage the brain. Inflammation in the vessels can welcome memory loss at a very early age.

Save Your Bones!

Your unhealthy mouth can cause osteomyelitis as well. Sounds weird but it is true. The space under the tongue transfers essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream. The bad bacteria can travel through the same path and affect your bones. The treatment is antibiotics or sometimes surgery.

Your mouth serves as a gateway to the rest of the body. You can save all other body parts from diseases by maintaining a good oral health.

We are opening with changes to keep you safe!

We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.

Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.

Here’s what to expect:

To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:

Call the office line:

Be prepared to answer the following questions;

  • Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
  • Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
  • Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?

What we will need from you:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and be patient as we follow rigorous and mandated Covid 19 protocols including a health screening prior to your appointment. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive.
  • Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
  • Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
  • Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
  • If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.

Waiting Room:

  • Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.

What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:

  • Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
  • Hand Sanitization station-please sanitize your hands when you arrive
  • Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
  • Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
  • Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
  • All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
  • All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize before handling

The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.

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