March 19, 2015 | Posted in General | By

Shy Kids Shown to Have More Cavities!

Shy Children are More Likely to Develop Cavities!

Recent studies from Montreal’s Health Department have show a link between shyshy children and cavity development. Unfortunately for our cute shy children this means that a trip to the dentist would be strongly recommended.

Surprisingly, almost 73 per cent of kids described as “very shy” have at least one cavity by age eight, while only 50 per cent of those described as “not shy” do.

In order to help children maintain a high level of oral health parents need to demonstrate good dental hygiene to their children, by brushing and flossing daily themselves. It is beneficial to brush for at least two full minutes, brushing every surface of the tooth for at least 10 strokes is the most efficient way to get the plaque off. Since most cavities in the mouth occur between our teeth, flossing is just as important as brushing, although both are key to good dental health.

For more information on these studies please go to the Montreal Gazette to read their comprehensive article.

The good news is that the majority of oral health issues can be prevented simply by keeping a daily routine of brushing and flossing accompanied by regular visits to the dentist.

Talk to your hygienist for quick tips and tricks to help with getting your child to keep good care of their teeth today.

To book and appointment today for you and your little one please give us a call at 403-266-6868

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