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When should my child have their first dental appointment?

When should my child have their first dental appointment?

Posted Nov 26th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

As soon baby's first baby teeth erupt, it's time for dental care. Perhaps this seems surprisingly young, but there are a number of good reasons why your child should visit the dentist early in life. 

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My teen wants a tongue piercing, is it safe?

My teen wants a tongue piercing, is it safe?

Posted Nov 13th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents

Teens love to express their individuality through their appearance, which is why oral piercings are becoming increasingly popular with teens. But are tongue, lip or cheek piercing safe?  

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Is dental sedation safe for children?

Is dental sedation safe for children?

Posted Oct 28th, 2019 in General Information, Preparing Your Child, Pediatric Dentistry

Dental sedation may be recommended for your child if they are scheduled to undergo a long complex dental procedure, or if your child is very young, nervous or has special needs. Here, our Langley children's dentist explains more. 

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Can using a pacifier affect my baby's oral health?

Can using a pacifier affect my baby's oral health?

Posted Oct 15th, 2019

Using a pacifier or soother for too long can lead to abnormal tooth development and dental issues in your baby's developing mouth. Here, our children's dentist explains the pros and cons of pacifiers. 

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Will Sippy cups harm my child's teeth?

Will Sippy cups harm my child's teeth?

Posted Oct 2nd, 2019

Once a child is ready to transition away from breast or bottle feeding, many well-meaning parents offer their child a sippy cup as a next step. Here, our Langley dentist explains why you may want to skip the sippy cup to  help protect your child's teeth.

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What to do if your child is afraid of the dentist

What to do if your child is afraid of the dentist

Posted Sep 19th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child, Pediatric Dentistry

For some children, visiting the dentist can be especially frightening, but there are ways parents can help to reduce their child’s dental anxiety. Here are a few suggestions from our Langley children’s dentists.

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When does my child need fluoride?

When does my child need fluoride?

Posted Sep 3rd, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

The need for fluoride in a child should be determined by your dentist based on their particular age and risk of tooth decay. Here, our children's dentist explain. 

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Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Posted Aug 20th, 2019 in General Information

With concerns about the environment on the rise, switching to a bamboo toothbrush is a simple way to reduce the use of plastic at home. As long as you keep the same considerations in mind as when buying a plastic toothbrush, an eco-friendly toothbrush can be suitable for kids too.

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Going to the Dentist with an Autistic Child

Going to the Dentist with an Autistic Child

Posted Jul 23rd, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents

Visiting the dentist with an autistic child can be stressful for both the child and parent. Here, our Langley children's dentists explain a few steps you can take to help create a positive dental experience for everyone. 

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 Establishing Oral Healthcare Routines With Your Child

Establishing Oral Healthcare Routines With Your Child

Posted Jul 9th, 2019

Establishing a strong oral healthcare routine early, including regular visits to your dentist, will positively effect your child's oral health throughout their life. Our Langley children's dentists share some ideas for how to help make oral health fun for you and your child.

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