Parents Corner

Welcome to Parent's Corner! We will be providing you with tips and fun facts to help maintain your child's oral health.


What Are The Risks Of Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) For My Child?

What Are The Risks Of Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) For My Child?

Sleep is a critical part of your child's development. At Toddlers to Teens Dental in Winnipeg, Dr. Mel McManus and his team of pediatric dentists use Airway Development and Sleep Wellness Treatment to treat the effects of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children.

Read more

What Is Sleep Disordered Breathing And Why Am I Just Learning About It?

What Is Sleep Disordered Breathing And Why Am I Just Learning About It?

It has been estimated that 9 out of 10 children struggle with one or more symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). At Toddlers to Teen Dental, The Pacific Pediatric Sleep Wellness Centre is dedicated to offering treatment options for children effected by this condition.

Read more

Healthy Teeth: Why Starting Early is Key

Preventive oral hygiene is the best defence against tooth decay. Here, our Manitoba dentists explain why establishing good dental health care routines early is important for your child.

Read more

What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency can be an emotional - and physically uncomfortable - experience. In this post, our Toddlers To Teens dentists list the facts of what’s considered a dental emergency - and what to do if one happens to you.

Read more

What will happen during my children's dental appointment?

A child's dental appointment involves many of the same elements as an adult dental appointment, but there are a few differences. Here, our Toddlers To Teens dentists explain what to expect during your child’s dental appointment.

Read more

What Happens When You Don't Have Dental Insurance

Dental care is key to our overall physical health, but some of us don’t have dental insurance that pays for routine cleanings, exams, procedures and emergencies. If this is the case for you, our Toddlers To Teens dentists offer advice on what you can do. 

Read more

Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning: What to Expect

Starting with the emergence of the first tooth, your kid should begin visiting the dentist twice a year. According to our Toddlers To Teens dentists, here is what you may anticipate from your child's first dental cleaning.

Read more

Topical Fluoride: How Fluoride Works

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities. Here, our Manitoba dentists explain how topical fluoride treatments work to protect your teeth.

Read more

How to Handle a Dental Emergency During a Pandemic

How should you handle a dental emergency in the middle of a global pandemic such as COVID-19? Our Manitoba dentists offer their advice.

Read more

How To Teach Oral Hygiene To Kids

Good oral hygiene habits start when children are babies. We explain why it’s important to teach habits early through instruction and reinforce them throughout childhood.

Read more

4 Myths Around Having a Tooth Pulled

You may dread the thought of heading to your dentist’s office for a tooth extraction, but there are some myths around the procedure that may be increasing the fear factor. Today, our Manitoba dentists clear up some of these misconceptions.

Read more

What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist?

Pediatric dentists specialize in the oral health care of children, from infants to teenagers. Here, our dentists explain how pediatric dentists are different from general dentists.

Read more

5 Things to Do When You Have a Dental Emergency

What should you do if you're experiencing a dental emergency? Our dentists provide some words of advice on how to reduce pain - and potentially help your oral health - until you can see a dentist.

Read more

How to Talk To Children About Visiting the Dentist

Many children find visiting the dentist to be a bit scary or intimidating at first. Here, our Manitoba dentists explain how you can talk to your kids about these initial dental appointments, to set them at ease.

Read more

Can Children and Teens Get Their Teeth Whitened?

For a few important reasons, our Manitoba dentists advise against teeth whitening for children and young teens.

Read more

What to Do About a Dental Emergency While Playing Sports

A dental emergency while playing sports can feel scary - and painful. Our Manitoba dentists discuss common dental injuries athletes face, what to do and how to prevent them.

Read more

Pacific Pediatric Sleep Wellness Centre Now Open!

Pacific Pediatric Sleep Wellness Centre Now Open!

Toddlers to Teen Dental is proud to announce the opening of the Pacific Pediatric Sleep Wellness Centre. The new Centre is the first in Canada to offer Airway Development and Sleep Wellness Treatment used to treat Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) in children.

Read more

Your Child's First Visit

Your Child's First Visit

Your child should be seen by a dentist as soon as you see the first tooth appear in his or her mouth, and no later than his or her first birthday. Waiting until all the baby teeth have come in is not necessary and is often too late for children that are at high risk...

Read more

Caring For Your Child's Teeth

Caring For Your Child's Teeth

Brush your child’s teeth twice a day as soon as the first tooth comes in. Use a soft bristled toothbrush small enough for a baby with either plain water or a small amount of non-fluoridated toothpaste. Toothpaste containing fluoride can be used when your child is old enough to spit.

Read more

Children's Tooth Eruption Sequence

Children's Tooth Eruption Sequence

Children begin getting primary, or "baby", teeth at about six to eight months of age, although it is not abnormal for some children to reach their first birthday before getting a single tooth. Your child will produce ten primary teeth on the top jaw and ten primary teeth on the bottom.

Read more

Information By Age

Information By Age

Between the ages of 6 months and 10 months, your child will begin to show his or her first baby tooth. If this happens a little sooner or later than that there is usually nothing to worry about, as this is simply an average range, and every child's developmental rate is unique.

Read more