Your child should begin visiting the dentist twice a year starting at the eruption of the first tooth. Here’s what to expect from the first dental cleaning.
General Information & Tips
Learn all the ins and outs of children's oral health, hygiene and cleaning with these tips and advice about your kids' dental care.
Many people feel nervous about visiting the dentist, and that includes kids, too! Here’s how you, as a parent, can help your child feel better about her upcoming appointment.
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.
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!
Children who struggle to maintain good oral hygiene with a manual toothbrush often find an electric toothbrush quite helpful. Here are some of the reasons that electric toothbrushes are such useful dental hygiene tool – particularly for kids.
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!
Toothbrushes come in all kinds of shapes and sizes these days, making it easy for you to choose one that’s just right for your toddler. Whether you're considering a manual or electric toothbrush for your child, this guide from our Langley children's dentists will help get you started.
Oral (tongue, lip, cheek or uvula piercings) have long been popular among teens and adults alike. Though we typically advise against them, if your teen already has an oral piercing, here’s some advice for taking care of it to preserve his or her oral health.
When you're first teaching your children to brush and floss their teeth, it can be almost impossible to tell if they're getting them clean enough, and whether they're missing any spots. Chewable revealing tablets are a helpful tool for finding any remaining plaque after a brushing session.
By the early teen years, most kids have developed almost all of their permanent teeth (except, in most cases, the wisdom teeth), and preventative dental hygiene (and occasionally orthodontics) will become the main feature in their dental care over the following years.
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