Oral Hygiene & Diet

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Oral Hygiene & Diet

At Ridge Meadows Children’s Dentistry, we are committed to the health and happiness of your child. As your son’s or daughter’s first dentist, we understand the importance of creating positive doctor-patient relationships that will foster and encourage good dental hygiene as they grow. That’s why it’s a great idea to introduce them to the dentist early on. We are a green and completely paperless office, because while we are busy thinking about your environment, we are also considering the rest of the world!

What We Can Do

Oral Hygiene & Diet

At Ridge Meadows Children’s Dentistry we pay particular attention to Oral Hygiene habits. While we provide expert care and attention to your child’s developing oral health, it’s also our job to work with you to instill positive brushing habits that will last a lifetime. We do this by carefully monitoring your son’s or daughter’s dental hygiene, providing positive reinforcement for good cleaning habits and encouraging them to pay more attention to problem areas.

Good Practices

Maintenance

By the age of three, all of the baby teeth should appear. By the age of six years, the baby teeth start to be lost and replaced by adult teeth. Six to thirteen years of age is a period of great change in your child’s mouth. It is very important to maintain good oral hygiene through this transition period.

Keeping a Schedule

Cleaning Routine

We encourage children to brush their own teeth as soon as they can and parents to complete the task after them. This will improve the manual dexterity of the child. Our aim is to habituate a good oral hygiene routine. We recommend brushing two times a day for two minutes.

The Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentists and American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommend a pea sized amount of tooth paste for toddlers and up, a rice grain amount for is recommended for babies.

What You Eat

Diet

We all understand the importance of a good diet for maintaining a good health. Good oral health is also dependent on a balance diet. The CAPD and AAPD recommend three meals with healthy snacks in between such as: hard boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, nuts and veg. etc.

Meet Dr. Anu Korada

Having trained as a dentist in the UK, I was interested in pediatric dentistry from the beginning. I was drawn to the fun, innocence and honesty of children. Being a mother of two young children, I understand what the important things are when bringing up children. That’s why we as a family chose Maple Ridge, Canada to move from London, UK.

I have over ten years of experience working in pediatric and special care dentistry including Canada and the UK. I also love teaching Pediatric Dentistry at UBC and BC Children's Hospital.

I strongly believe that good oral hygiene is the gateway to good overall general health. Providing children positive experiences and developing coping skills for the not-so-good experiences will strengthen them and prepare them for adulthood.

Although baby teeth are temporary, they play a vital role: they support the growth of the jaw and face. They provide spacing for the adult teeth to grow. My role as a pediatric dentist is to provide an environment that is confortable for your children and work with the parents to encourage a positive attitude towards oral health.

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