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Teaching Your Young Child to Floss

Teaching Your Young Child to Floss

By teaching your child to floss early in life you can help them to develop oral hygiene habits that will help them to maintain good oral health throughout their lifetime. Below, our Langley children's dentists share a few ways to encourage your child to floss daily.

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Choosing The Best Toothpaste For Your Child

Choosing The Best Toothpaste For Your Child

When choosing the right toothpaste for your child, the most important factor to consider is your child's age. Here are a few guidelines from our Langley children's dentists to help you to choose the best toothpaste for your child.

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2 Minute Songs To Keep Your Child Brushing

2 Minute Songs To Keep Your Child Brushing

The CDA recommends having your child brush their teeth for 2-3 minutes, twice daily. Our Langley children's dentists understand that 2 minutes can be a long time for a small child, so we've found 3 fun songs for children to brush along to.

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Book Feature: Doctor De Soto

Book Feature: Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto is a mouse dentist who treats animals of various sizes, provided that they don't have a taste for mice. In this fun story Doctor De Soto and his assistant find ingenious ways to help a sly fox with a toothache, in spite of the possible danger.

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Dental Care for Special Needs Children

Dental Care for Special Needs Children

According to Statistics Canada, more than 200,000 children are living with disabilities in Canada. Parents of these children often have concerns and questions about dental care options for their children.

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Cleaning Teeth Effectively - A How To Guide for Parents

Cleaning Teeth Effectively - A How To Guide for Parents

Teaching your child how to clean their teeth properly can help to set good oral hygiene habits for a lifetime. Our Langley children's dentists recommend that you use a timer to ensure that your child brushes long enough, and that you take some time to teach your child proper brushing & flossing technique.

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How Fruit Juice Can Damage You Child's Teeth

How Fruit Juice Can Damage You Child's Teeth

Often we think of fruit juice as a healthy way to provide children with vitamins they need. However, even unsweetened fruit juice is packed with sugars and acids that can damage your child's teeth. Today our Langley children’s dentists explain why they advise against serving children fruit juices.

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Should your child wear a sports mouth guard?

Should your child wear a sports mouth guard?

Our Langley children's dentists recommend sports mouth guards for kids who participate in activities that could cause an injury to the face, mouth, or head. Help protect your child's teeth with a custom fitted sports mouth guard. 

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Help, my child won't stop thumb sucking!

Help, my child won't stop thumb sucking!

Gentle thumb sucking may help babies feel safe and happy. However, persistent, vigorous thumb sucking can lead to dental problems. Here are some tips for helping your child stop sucking their thumb before dental issue develop.

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Homemade Toothpaste for Kids: Good or Bad?

Homemade Toothpaste for Kids: Good or Bad?

Parents aiming to live more simply may be wondering if homemade toothpaste is appropriate for children. Here's a little about the differences between homemade and store-bought toothpastes for kids.

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