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Tooth care is the same for everyone, right? Not quite. Many patients are surprised to find that children and women have special physiological considerations when it comes to their oral health.

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Special Dental Considerations for Women & Children

Children and women have special physiological considerations when it comes to their oral health. For children, this means addressing the components of fear and emotion that can make visiting the dentist a frightening experience.

Dentistry for Kids
“When is My Child Ready to See the Dentist?”
From the moment teeth begin to show, parents should pay close attention to how they are “erupting” in the mouth. By the age of two-and-a-half to three years in age, your child should be seen by a dentist to check on their development and any potential complications, such as cavities and overcrowding. You should also look out for any complaints of tooth pain or sensitivities, as these may signal a potential problem.

From the very first visit, it is our goal at Dentistry On Wilson that your child associates a visit to the dentist as a positive experience, and one in which they are provided with gentle, compassionate care. All of our hygienists interact well with children and are not simply “tooth cleaners.”

Choosing a Toothpaste for Your Toddler
Before your child has mastered the art of brushing, rinsing, and spitting, children should be encouraged to use fluoride-free “training toothpaste” that is safe if it is swallowed. These are available at most pharmacies and shopping centres and come in an assortment of flavours.

Helping Moms & Dads “Find the Time”
As parents often have a difficult time balancing childcare and appointments with the dentist, we would be happy to have an ECE graduate or comparably qualified person entertain your child while you receive dental work.

Please call us and ask what options are available.

Dentistry for Women: More Important than You Think
In the dentistry profession, there is an urgent need to recognize that women face unique challenges in managing their oral health. Physiological changes, such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause not only cause hormonal changes, but alter the blood flow and chemical makeup of the gums. These factors can play a role in the development of periodontal diseases such as gingivitis, as well as swelling and bleeding from the gums.

So, why is this important?

Some studies have shown a positive correlation between pre-term, low birthweight babies and periodontal infections in the mother. That is why it is essential to include periodontal care as part of your prenatal care.

If you are pregnant, undergoing menopause, puberty, or taking oral contraceptives, please relay this information to your dentist.
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