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How To Help If Your Child Is Nervous About Visiting the Dentist

How To Help If Your Child Is Nervous About Visiting the Dentist

Posted Jan 17th, 2018 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

Many people feel nervous about visiting the dentist, and that includes kids, too! Here’s how you, as a parent, can help your child feel better about her upcoming appointment.

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A “Health Minute” with Grover & Kermit the Frog

A “Health Minute” with Grover & Kermit the Frog

Posted Jan 3rd, 2018 in Preparing Your Child

The team at SmileTown Burnaby love sharing fun ways for parents to prepare their children for a visit to the dentist. This Sesame Street clip, featuring Grover and Kermit the Frog, will have both parents and children in stitches!

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Helping Kids Develop Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

Helping Kids Develop Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

Posted Dec 20th, 2017

Making sure your children develop healthy oral hygiene habits that last is just as important as teaching them the correct brushing and flossing techniques. Here are some tips and ideas for helping kids develop a healthy dental hygiene routines.

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Caring for & Cleaning Mouth Guards

Caring for & Cleaning Mouth Guards

Posted Dec 6th, 2017

If your children use a night mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding during sleep, or a sports mouth guard to protect their teeth and jaw during sports, it’s very important to keep the mouth guard clean!

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Posted Nov 22nd, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

For a few important reasons, our Langley children's dentists advise against the use of teeth whitening products for children.

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Treats for Kids with Braces

Treats for Kids with Braces

Posted Nov 8th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

In moderation, it is perfectly fine to allow treats as part of your children's diet! With good oral hygiene, the occasional treat is not a problem – even for kids with braces!

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Book Feature: Open Wide, Tooth School Inside

Book Feature: Open Wide, Tooth School Inside

Posted Oct 25th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller is a funny but informative introduction to teeth.

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How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

Posted Oct 11th, 2017 in General Information

Children and teens must floss regularly (just like adults!) to keep their teeth and gums healthy. However, flossing can be tricky and a bit cumbersome, and young children in particular may struggle to properly manipulate the floss. Here are some ideas to help make flossing easier for kids and teens.

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SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

Posted Sep 27th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

In the book Bear's Loose Tooth, by Karma Wilson, Bear's realizes he has a loose tooth and gets a little worried! Good thing his friends are there to help him remain calm.

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Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Posted Sep 13th, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

There seems to be an app for almost everything these days, and that includes dental health. We’ve compiled a list of kid-friendly oral health apps that can help get children and teens to take more of an interest in their dental health.

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