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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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4 More Great YouTube Videos For Kids About Dental Health

4 More Great YouTube Videos For Kids About Dental Health

Posted Aug 30th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

When it comes to preparing your kids for a visit to the dentist, it can help to have a variety of resources at your disposal. The following dental health videos are some of our recent favourites on YouTube.

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What is Puberty Gingivitis?

What is Puberty Gingivitis?

Posted Aug 16th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

Puberty gingivitis is the most preventable type of gingivitis in children. This oral disease is very similar to that in adults, with a few differences.

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An Oral Health Eggsperiment

An Oral Health Eggsperiment

Posted Aug 2nd, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

If you’re a parent or teacher looking for a fun, hands on experiment to teach kids about dental health and facilitate discussion about oral hygiene and its importance, here’s a quick and easy idea using eggs!

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Poems & Songs for Kids About Visiting the Dentist

Poems & Songs for Kids About Visiting the Dentist

Posted Jul 19th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

Books and other media can be very helpful when preparing children for visiting the dentist. The following funny and educational poems and songs about dentistry will be fun for you and your child to read or sing together!

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5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

Posted Jul 5th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition, General Information

There are many things the dentist can tell about your child’s daily life and health simply by examining his or her teeth. Here are 5 things you may not realize the dentist will notice!

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