The Most Common Pediatric Dental Questions Answered As a parent, you want nothing more than to see your child grow up healthy and happy. But for first-time parents, watching your child’s many stages can cause you to wonder “Is this normal?” Discover which dental curiosities are actually quite common below! ‘Why are my kid’s teeth…

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Losing baby teeth is a rite of passage for every child. For parents, it can be bittersweet to see that first lost tooth under their child’s pillow in anticipation of a visit from the tooth fairy, and it’s a celebration in many homes.  Yet, not every baby tooth is jostled loose at the right time.…

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A Brief History of the Myth and the Money. If your kids are starting to lose teeth, there’s a good chance you have the tooth fairy on your mind. It’s tradition for children in Canada and around the world to tuck newly lost baby teeth under their pillows and for their parents to exchange those…

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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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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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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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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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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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Staying on top of everything your kids need can feel like a near-impossible feat, and it’s easy to sweep a few tasks under the rug. But managing their oral hygiene is a must! Our very own Dr. Meg Ling has a few tips for preparing your kiddos for those ever-important youth dental visits. Early Bird…

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