Tag Archives: Children

How to Ensure Good Dental Hygiene in Children

Oral health and dental hygiene are one of the biggest factors in the overall health and well-being of a child. However, oral health is often overlooked or misunderstood by parents and it can lead to problems for their children. Infections, loss of teeth, discolouration and bad positioning can be the worst consequences of poor practice… Read More »

Safely Soothing Teething Pain and Sensory Needs in Babies and Older Children

Consider treating teething pain with a teething ring made of firm rubber (not frozen) or by rubbing the gums with a clean finger. Read this article and watch these videos to learn more. Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Teething is normal but may be a painful experience for infants and toddlers. Too often, well-meaning… Read More »

Study finds probiotics not effective in treating children with viral intestinal infections

A quick Google search for ‘probiotics’ reveals several websites suggesting the benefits of probiotics for gut health and their efficacy in treating common stomach bugs. However, the published literature on probiotics suggests a much different story. Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other paediatric hospitals across Canada worked with lead researchers at… Read More »