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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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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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Teething: The Struggle Is Real

Teething: The Struggle Is Real

Posted Jun 18th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents

We know that teething can be a challenging time for parents and infants, but it is a normal process that all children go through. Baby's first teeth need to break through the gums, which can be painful and distressing. Here are some of the signs and symptoms of teething and a few ideas on how to cope with them. 

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Protect That Smile: Mouth Guards For Children & Teens

Protect That Smile: Mouth Guards For Children & Teens

Posted Jun 4th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents

Injuries can happen to your child or teen's face and teeth when they're playing sports, riding bikes and more. Our Langley children's dentists explain how a mouth guard can help protect their young smiles.

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When to Ditch the Baby Bottle and Why

When to Ditch the Baby Bottle and Why

Posted May 21st, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents

Our children's dentists recommend that infants give up using a baby bottle entirely by their first birthday. Using a bottle can lead to cavities or other health risks for children as they grow up.

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The Early Years: Oral Health For Kids Ages 0-3

The Early Years: Oral Health For Kids Ages 0-3

Posted May 7th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

When you teach your child to take good care of their teeth, you're starting habits that will stay with them for their lifetime. Here, our children's dentists share some tips on how to care for your child's oral health from 0-3 years of age.

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What's The Deal With Fluoride For Children?

What's The Deal With Fluoride For Children?

Posted Apr 23rd, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

Fluoride treatments are safe for children as well as being effective in decreasing the prevalence of cavities. Our Langley children's dentist explains what fluoride is and why it's important for your child's oral health.

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What to do When Your Teen Refuses to go to the Dentist

What to do When Your Teen Refuses to go to the Dentist

Posted Apr 9th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

Parents are often urged to choose their battles during their child's teenage years. While that's good advice, oral hygiene is a battle worth fighting. Here, our dentists explain. 

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How To Manage Your Child's Behaviour At The Dentist

How To Manage Your Child's Behaviour At The Dentist

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

There are a number of things you can do to help manage your child's behaviour and ease their fears around visiting the dentist. Our children’s dentists share some advice for what to do before, during and after their dental appointments.

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