Superior Nibbles – July 2017 Issue

How to Make Flossing Fun for Kids

While cool cartoon character toothbrushes and sparkly toothpastes can help get kids to brush their teeth, flossing can sometimes be a battle. Here are some ways to encourage your children to floss each day:

Floss as a family. When your kids see you floss you’re creating healthy oral hygiene habits.

Incentivise. Consider making a flossing chart. Every time your child flosses mark it on the chart with a sticker. At the end of the week, if they flossed each day, consider a reward of an extra story, a fun family outing, or a special meal.

Sing or tell stories. Think about making up a silly song about flossing or creating a story with a flossing superhero. Your kids will be so busy listening that they’ll forget that they’re flossing at the same time.

Need to brush up on flossing techniques? We’ll be happy to show you at your next appointment!

Protecting Your Teeth When You Can’t Brush

Brushing your teeth between meals is one of the best ways to help ensure that you maintain optimal oral health; however, there may be times when you can’t brush. Here are some ways to keep your mouth healthy until you can clean your teeth:

Drink water. Water can help to wash away cavity-promoting bacteria. Also, avoid any sugary drinks such as sodas or juices.

Keep dental floss on hand. Flossing can remove food particles between teeth until you can brush. It’s a good idea to floss once per day.

Chew a piece of sugar-free gum. Chewing gum promotes saliva production, which can toughen tooth enamel. It’s important though to choose varieties that contain a remineralising agent called CPP-ACP. This agent comes from a milk protein (casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate complex).

Of course, one of the best ways to protect your pearly whites is to see your dentist for regular checkups!

Spruce up Your Smile With Veneers

Dissatisfied with your smile due to chips, stains or other imperfections? Consider enhancing your smile with veneers. These thin new tooth surfaces are custom-made to fit your teeth and address your particular condition(s). They are bonded directly to the tooth surface to whiten or align teeth, close up spaces, repair chipped or damaged teeth, or cover tooth enamel that is worn from the aging process or from teeth grinding. Veneers have many benefits:

Natural appearance. We can match veneers to your natural tooth shade for a seamless appearance.

Durability. Because they’re made from strong material, veneers can offer an added level of protection to vulnerable, weakened teeth.

Long-lasting results. Your veneers may last for many years and, in some cases, a decade.

Simple to maintain. Just keep up your normal oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing to maintain your restored teeth.

If you’d like to beam with confidence, consider veneers!

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