Prolonged breastfeeding has long been blamed for contributing to tooth decay, but there is strong evidence which suggests otherwise. There are a variety of factors which cause Early Childhood Caries (ECC) but breastfeeding does not appear to be one of them.
About Fluoride Fluoride, a natural mineral, is an essential part of our daily oral health routine and is important in dentistry. Its role is to strengthen tooth enamel which, in turn, helps to prevent tooth decay. The use of fluoride in Australia is supported by all public health and dental authorities. Most capital cities in Australia have ideal …Read More
The appearance of a baby’s first tooth is always exciting for parents as it is often a sign that a child is growing appropriately. These primary teeth have usually all fallen out by the time a child is 11 or 12 years of age: however, while they are in the mouth they play an extremely important role …Read More
This article is a review of the video “Protecting Tiny Teeth”, produced by Best Practice Productions for the NSW Government’s Health Centre for Oral Health Strategy. The script has been written by Peter Lloyd King BDS MDS BArts.
It’s lovely to be able to keep a record of the comings and goings of little teeth— each one of them is a very special milestone signifying the growth and development of a very precious little person! To make it easier to record arrivals and departures we’ve created this downloadable chart: just download, print and use!
This month Corinna Dental will be focusing on children’s oral health, from age 0 until 12 years. Seeing that first tooth peek from your baby’s gums is an exciting moment for parents. But it can also be an anxious time witnessing if your child experiences any discomfort while they are teething. When Do Teeth First …Read More
It’s nearly summer! As the temperature in Canberra rises, it may be tempting to grab a bottle of chilled drink—but beware! Some drinks that you might choose to consume to cool down or rehydrate may well do your teeth more harm than good.
May is all about Mums here at Corinna Dental Group as we explore some topics related to mothers and oral health care—theirs and that of their children. From pregnancy to postnatal, a mother’s oral health is important not only because infection can be transferred from mums to infants but also because mothers are very often …Read More
It’s important to maintain good oral health during pregnancy. It is just as important to look after your teeth once your newborn arrives. If you experienced gum problems due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, or if you didn’t manage to see your dentist whilst expecting, a dental checkup must be a priority (as well as …Read More
Today is Autism Awareness Day. Autism is a developmental disability that is characterised by difficulties in social interaction. Some individuals with Autism are able to live independent lives whilst some have accompanying learning abilities and may need assistance and support. In 2009 an estimated 64,600 Australians had Autism according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.