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How Can I Get to the Dentist When I Have Children to Look After?.

Parents of little children may be overdue for their dental check-up, and may find it challenging to get it done. This is one of the common problems that mums and dads face.Many of us that work at Sailors Bay Dentistry are parents too, so we can understand how hard it could be to juggle everything. W.....
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Does my child need a mouthguard?.

Only if you want to protect their front teeth from a lifetime of dental work! One in five children suffer trauma to their adult teeth, and the peak time for this is when they start playing sport, around eight to ten years of age. The upper front teeth are the most commonly damaged.The dental profess.....
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Thumb Sucking.

Why Do Children Suck Their Thumb?Thumb or finger sucking is a common habit amongst children. The compulsion to suck is often comforting for the child, and can begin in-utero or when they are very young. Prior to the age of five or six, thumb sucking is not concerning. However, after this age the adu.....
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When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?.

Experts recommend taking your child to see the dentist for the first time when their first tooth becomes visible or when they reach 12 months of age – whichever comes first. If your child has an accident or you are worried about the look of anything in their mouth, you should bring them as soon as y.....
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