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Tooth Decay in Preschoolers

A study from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) states that every year, about 19,000 Canadian preschoolers require day surgery to treat cavities and tooth decay.

Tooth decay, also known as dental caries, is a disease caused by germs and is easily spread in families. When a mother eats from the same spoon as her child, the bacteria from her mouth can cause the enamel of the baby's teeth to break down, leading to cavities and opening the door for other oral diseases.

Tooth decay in children can cause their teeth to grow in incorrectly, but poor oral hygiene can also affect them psychologically. Children with caries are prone to behavioral problems, have trouble keeping up in school, and experience sleep loss, affecting their overall well being.

To avoid these consequences, let's look at some preventive measures.

Preventive Steps:
  • Drink water with fluoride
  • Avoid sugary snacks and beverages
  • Brush and floss teeth regularly
  • Use antibacterial mouthwash
  • See your dentist!

While baby teeth will eventually be replaced with permanent teeth, losing baby teeth prematurely can cause alignment problems in the future.

To make sure your toddler has good oral hygiene, follow these tips and make sure to ask us about other preventive measures you can take.

To learn more, read the original source for this information here (PDF).

Fees and Financial Information

Our fees are based on the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for General Practitioners for general dental services and the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for Specialists for specialty dental services.

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We Follow the Ontario Fee Guide

At Kaydental, we believe that a fair fee is one of the key features in building a strong patient-doctor relationship. At our North York dental office, we follow the suggested fee guide for General Practitioners from the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) in order to maintain pricing stability and keep patients in the know about the price of every service and product they pay for.

If you have any questions about the costs of any of our dental services, please contact us so one of our staff members can clarify and guide you through the price determinations.

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