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S3E15: From Baby Teeth to Big Smiles: Dental Tips for Parents with Dr Kirsten Fitzgerald

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What if you could protect your child's smile for a lifetime? Join us for an insightful conversation with our expert paediatric dentist, who reveals invaluable tips on preventing dental decay in kids, affecting nearly half of all five-year-olds. We share light-hearted personal stories about our own dental experiences and debate our favourite snacks—think peanuts, popcorn, and the ever-controversial bounty bar. This episode promises a blend of vital dental health information and the fun camaraderie of snack-time debates.

 We spotlight the significance of fostering good dental hygiene habits from an early age. Learn how children can benefit from mirroring adult brushing routines and the appropriate use of toothpaste. We also touch upon the detrimental effects of sugary drinks and poor diets, highlighting the need for educating kids about sugar content in their snacks. Discover practical advice on how to incorporate dental health education into school curriculums and make healthier choices fun and engaging for children.

 Explore the fascinating journey of a paediatric dentist Dr Kirsten Fitzgerald, working in hospital settings. From transitioning from general dentistry to focusing on paediatric care, we discuss the critical role of early dental care, debunk myths surrounding baby teeth, and provide practical tips for parents to manage dental emergencies. Listen in as we address dental anxiety, the benefits of fluoride treatments, and offer actionable strategies for ensuring your child's teeth remain healthy and strong. This episode is packed with expert advice and engaging stories, making it a must-listen for parents dedicated to their children's dental well-being.

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