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Getting a Healthy Start…

Dr. Meg Specializes in Oral Appliances for Families with Restless Children. As every parent knows, when your child doesn’t sleep, you don’t sleep. Being the parents of five young kids, my husband and I understand this all too well. Last year, we began to notice that our 6-year-old son was regularly struggling to focus in…

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Helping Your Baby Find Relief From Teething

Many sleepless nights and screaming fits can result from teeth erupting from a baby’s gums, but with gels, toys, and teething rings, it can be hard to discern which option is best for relief. As a dental expert and a mom to five children, Dr. Meg has a few tips to help! Unfortunately, numbing gels…

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How Regular Dental Visits Can Save You Money

Life is busy. You may think there’s no way you could possibly fit a regular dental exam in between juggling your family’s schedule, completing tasks for your job, and maintaining a clean home. Think again! In fact, your finances may require it. Attending regular dental cleanings is the best way to prevent costly and painful…

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Invisalign vs Braces – Which Teeth Straightening System Is Best For You?

If you’re looking for Invisalign in Hamilton, ON, and if you’re not happy with the way your smile looks in photos, it might be time to do something about it.  If you’ve noticed that your teeth have shifted, especially if you’ve had braces in the past, then they might continue to shift in the future. …

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Autumn’s Journey…

Autumn’s journey began after months of fighting illnesses, constant trips to the doctors; becoming lethargic; losing her appetite; pale skin; back pain; blacking out; bruising and more!  Her family doctor ordered blood work and Autumn – aka Squeaks – was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (standard risk B-ALL) at just 5 1/2 years old. At…

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When the Pacifier Becomes a Problem…

Prolonged use of your child’s ‘binky’, ‘soother’ or ‘pacifier’ can impact the proper growth and development of the mouth, teeth and jaws. Due to the sucking action during pacifier use, the roof of the mouth/palate begin to change shape. Instead of the ideal U shape, the roof of the mouth becomes more V shaped, narrow…

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How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?

As a parent, you’re busy. You have to prepare lunches, get your kids ready and sent to school on time, and remember that there’s piano practice tonight and youth group tomorrow. When you get a message from our dental practice that it’s time to schedule your next dental appointment, you may think you don’t have…

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Facts About Your Child’s Smile

As children age, it seems like they hit a new milestone every day! This is the exciting, bittersweet part of parenthood, and one of the most fascinating and perplexing parts of a child’s development can be found right inside their mouth. For starters, parents often discourage sweets to prevent cavities from painfully rotting their children’s…

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The Message Your Bad Breath May Be Trying to Tell You

We’ve all been there. After a particularly onion – or garlic – filled lunch, our breath reeks. We’re one invasion of personal space away from causing someone to pass out! This is usually mended by brushing our teeth, popping in some sugar-free gum, or rinsing our mouths out with water, but if you struggle with…

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Packing Teeth-Friendly Snacks for Your Children

Getting your child to eat a snack that they enjoy and is good for them can feel like an impossible feat. As the mother of five children, Dr. Meg understands this challenge. She has compiled a list of teeth-friendly snacks for the whole family, so you can enjoy the sweet sounds of happy eaters. Lots…

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