Our General Dentistry Services

  • Caries Control & Fillings

    Cavities (caries) can develop due to several factors, and children tend to be at more of a risk for many of these. Fortunately, you can your child's dentist can take steps to reduce, or even eliminate, your child's chances of developing cavities. What Are Caries? Caries (cavities) occur when decay develops in the outer dentin and enamel layers of a tooth. The enamel is the hard outer surface of your teeth, and dentin is a yello...
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  • Gum Therapy

    Although many people think of gum disease as a condition that only affects adults, teenagers and even younger children are also susceptible to gum disease (or its milder form, gingivitis). At Smile Town Dentistry in Langley, we provide gum disease therapy and prevention for children. What is Gum Disease? When food debris and bacteria build up on the teeth, they form a sticky film called plaque. When the plaque hardens, it forms tarta...
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  • Mouth Guards

    At Smile Town Dentistry in Langley, we recommend mouth guards for children who playany sports where they may sustain an injury to the mouth, face or head. What is a mouth guard? A mouth guard is a dental appliance worn to protect the jaw, teeth, face and head from injury when playing sports. Most sporting goods stores sell generic, one-size-fits-all mouth guards, but these do very little in terms of protection, since they aren't f...
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  • Space Maintainers

    At Smile Town Dentistry in Langley, we apply space maintainers when a child loses a primary tooth too early. Why does my child need a space maintainer? If a primary tooth falls out to early, it may disrupt the growth path of the child's permanent teeth. This disruption could cause orthodontic problems in the long run, if not dealt with. A space maintainer preserves a space in the mouth that is left behind when a primary tooth fall...
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  • Thumb Sucking & Habit Breaking

    Though thumb sucking is more or less harmless in babies and toddlers, once a child's adult teeth start coming in, this habit could lead to serious dental problems. How does thumb sucking lead to dental problems? When children are very young, thumb sucking isn't usually problematic. Most kids outgrow their thumb sucking habits before starting school. For babies and toddlers, thumb sucking is a completely normal, self-comforting beh...
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  • Tooth Eruption

    Tooth Eruption is the process by which children's teeth emerge and become visible in the mouth. The Smile Town Langley team will guide you and your child through the stages of primary and permanent teeth eruption. There are many reasons that the growth and development of children's teeth should be monitored by a dental professional. Children's mouths go through substantial changes from the time they start teething, to when the adult tee...
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