Many of us may have experienced this before…an annoying, nagging pain that wakes us in the middle of the night and just won’t stop? No, I’m not talking about a toothache, I’m referring to our children likely asking us for yet another snack. We as parents are now expected to be teachers, caregivers, nutritionists, psychologists, housekeepers and now dentists! In today’s world, a routine trip to the dental office is something we do not have the luxury of experiencing. The high rate of aerosols distributing respiratory droplets into the air poses a health concern for the spread of COVID-19, therefore, it is best to limit the exposure during this time. I hope to clarify how to best care for your children’s teeth to prevent problems and how to deal with them if they arise.
The best way to avoid difficulties with our teeth is to prevent them. This has always been our practise philosophy and holds true now more than ever. Here are some tips to keep your family’s teeth in top shape for your next check-up. Remember that we are our children’s teachers – it is our role to model healthy habits.
The Royal of College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario has limited us to treating only true dental emergencies until the state of emergency in the province has been lifted. Therefore, it is important to identify which situations are emergencies, and which can be managed best from home.
Dental Concerns that are NOT emergencies:
Dental Concerns that are emergencies:
Please contact us so that we can provide advice based on your specific symptoms and dental history.
The goal is to prevent problems from arising and to manage mild conditions from home until it is safe to treat them. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have questions and require advice, we are always here for you! You are doing a fantastic job with your children and please don’t forget to take care of yourselves (and your teeth 😊)!
We hope to see you all again very soon,