And the Winner of Our Dental Facts Challenge Is…

Drum roll please…..

Do you know your dental facts?

And the Winner of Monday’s True or False | Dental Facts Contest is:



You’ll be receiving a XX!




The answers to last weeks quiz were:

1) Halitosis is the term for bad breath: TRUE

2) The Romans invented flossing: FALSE

3) Halitosis, tooth decay and periodontal disease are the top three reasons for seeking dental services: TRUE

For full answers to last week’s questions, check back at last Monday’s blog post.

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Challenge: How well do you know your dental facts?

Do you know your dental facts?

This Monday, we thought it would be fun to do a little dental True or False quiz. We’ll be giving away a secret surprise. *Hint: it’s something you can use to clean your teeth with…

Quiz Timeline:

  1. Fill in your answers to the questions in the comments section below.
  2. Next Monday, we’ll draw a winner from everyone that provides the correct answers, and announce the answers, the prize and the winner!

Here are the questions:

1) True or False?: Halitosis is the term for bad breath

2) True or False?: The romans invented flossing

3) True or False?: Halitosis, tooth decay and periodontal disease are the top three reasons for seeking dental services

Submit your answers below! Stay tuned for the answers, the prize and the winner on next Monday!

Good luck!

Happy Friday!

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What is the Right Age to Start Bringing Your Child to the Dentist?

Children and the dentist

I get asked this question a lot at the clinic and rather than addressing it in our “Ask Dr. Archer” section, I thought I would dedicate a post to this particular topic.

I tell my patients that there is no particular age that they should start bringing their children into the clinic. It is better to gauge by when the child is interested.

I suggest that my clients bring their child along when they are coming in for their own dental appointment, that way the child can see what’s going on, and we can let him or her take a seat in our big red dental chair. Kids love it!

If they get in the chair, great. If they’re comfortable enough, then we can take a look inside their mouth and just count their teeth. If not, it’s not a big deal. Without the pressure of doing anything serious, they will be much more likely to be excited about visiting the dentist the second time around for their own visit, and hop right into the chair.

All of us here at Rosedale Family Dental Care clinic pride ourselves on making going to the dentist an exciting experience for children. We have a ‘treasure chest’ at the office that is filled with goodies for children to dig through when they are finished their appointment, and it’s a big hit. Our goal is to ensure that every child’s dentist visit is positive, fun and rewarding.

Did you like visiting the dentist as a child? Growing up, I loved going to the dentist, but then my uncle was my dentist, so he made it a fun experience for me. He may even have inspired me to be a dentist today. I’m proof that not all kids hate the dentist. Who knows, if you’re son or daughter enjoy the experience enough, it may inspire them to be a dentist as well.

- Dr. Natalie Archer

Ask Dr. Archer: What To Do When Your Child Knocks A Tooth Out

As a mother, you hear a lot of horror stories of children knocking their teeth out. My first thought is always, ‘thank goodness it wasn’t my child!,’ and then immediately the dentist in me thinks, ‘I hope they knew what to do when it happened!’

Which leads me to this post. Today, I thought I would share with you what to do when your child knocks out one of their teeth.

What to do if you lose a tooth

Of course, when something like this happens, your common sense judgement should be to make sure your child is safe. Once you’ve established that they are OK, and haven’t sustained any other serious injuries, you can then start to follow the guide below.

Step-by-Step Guide of What to Do When Your Child Knocks a Tooth Out:

  • Find the tooth
  • Do not try to scrub the tooth clean
  • Rinse the tooth in milk or the child’s own saliva
  • If you and your child are comfortable doing so, place the tooth back into the socket hole, gently
  • If you are not comfortable doing this, keep the tooth in milk or in the child’s mouth
  • Go to a dentist immediatelyThe sooner you receive treatment, the better the prognosis

Has your child ever knocked out a tooth? Did you use the milk trick? I’d love to hear your story, if only so that other parents can learn from it.

-Dr. Natalie Archer