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Oral Health-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

Oral Health-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

Posted Oct 16th, 2018 in Health & Nutrition, General Information

If you’re in a bit of a rut when it comes to adding oral health-friendly snacks to your child’s lunchbox, here are a few options to try.

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What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

Posted Jun 6th, 2018 in Health & Nutrition, General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

It happens to the best of us – occasionally, we all have less than pleasant breath! This is true for children as well. Learn about the causes of bad breath in children, and how it can be prevented.

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Watch Video: Sesame Street's

Watch Video: Sesame Street's "Can't Go Wrong"

Posted May 9th, 2018 in Health & Nutrition, General Information, Preparing Your Child, Pediatric Dentistry

Elmo and his friend Abby rock out to a song about crunchy vegetables, and how great they are for your teeth, in this fun Sesame Street video clip!

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Identifying & Avoiding Sugar in Packaged Foods

Identifying & Avoiding Sugar in Packaged Foods

Posted Mar 26th, 2018 in Health & Nutrition, General Information

Sugar is one of the main culprits when it comes to tooth decay, and many of us try to avoid it for that reason. But sugar is sometimes hidden in certain packaged foods that you may not expect – here’s how to identify it.

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The Problem with Fruit Juice

The Problem with Fruit Juice

Posted Feb 14th, 2018 in Health & Nutrition

We all know that pop is bad for teeth because of the acids and sugars it contains, but it may surprise you to learn that our Langley children’s dentists advise against fruit juices for the same reason!

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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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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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5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

Posted May 24th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition, General Information

It's common knowledge that sugar can be bad news when it comes to oral health, and that it should be consumed in moderation. But if you need a quick fix that will satisfy your child’s sweet tooth without giving it a cavity, here are some suggestions for you!

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3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

Posted Mar 8th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

Everybody knows that sugar, in the form of candy, sweets and pop, can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth. You may be surprised to learn that there are hidden sugars lurking in some of these seemingly health (or at least not obviously sugary!) foods.

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Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Posted Nov 23rd, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

We're often asked by parents trying to cut back on their children’s sugar consumption whether or not sugar substitutes have and adverse effect on oral health like real sugar does.

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