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.


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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Watch Video: Peppa and George take good care of their teeth.

Watch Video: Peppa and George take good care of their teeth.

In this fun video for young children, Peppa pig and her little brother George go step by step through the process of brushing their teeth. Our SmileTown Langley dentists know that your little one will love following along with these popular children's characters.

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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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When can my child have orthodontic treatment?

When can my child have orthodontic treatment?

Our Langley pediatric dentists provide a range of orthodontic treatment options for children, including braces and Invisalign First. So, when is the best time to begin orthodontic treatment for your child?

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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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When should my child have their first dental appointment?

When should my child have their first dental appointment?

As soon baby's first baby teeth erupt, it's time for dental care. Perhaps this seems surprisingly young, but there are a number of good reasons why your child should visit the dentist early in life. 

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Is dental sedation safe for children?

Is dental sedation safe for children?

Dental sedation may be recommended for your child if they are scheduled to undergo a long complex dental procedure, or if your child is very young, nervous or has special needs. Here, our Langley children's dentist explains more. 

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When does my child need fluoride?

When does my child need fluoride?

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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Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

With concerns about the environment on the rise, switching to a bamboo toothbrush is a simple way to reduce the use of plastic at home. As long as you keep the same considerations in mind as when buying a plastic toothbrush, an eco-friendly toothbrush can be suitable for kids too.

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

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

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?

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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Weird Ingredients They Used to Put in Toothpaste

Weird Ingredients They Used to Put in Toothpaste

The toothpaste you recognize in the stores today is very different from what people used in the past to clean their teeth. Here are a few of the weird ingredients that were once in toothpaste that you can share with yo...

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Book: You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

Book: You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt's wonderful children's book  You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? is the essential guide for every kid who loses a tooth!

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Baby’s First Year of Oral Health: Tips for Parents

Baby’s First Year of Oral Health: Tips for Parents

Here are a few tips for parents from our Smile Town Langley children’s dentist on how to handle baby’s first year of dental health.

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How To Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy

How To Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy

Keeping their teeth and gums healthy as the grow into young adulthood should come naturally for teens who established good oral hygiene routines as children. That said, here are some tips from our Langley dentists on how to keep teens' smiles healthy.

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A Tip For Parents: Try a Countdown Brushing Calendar

A Tip For Parents: Try a Countdown Brushing Calendar

If you are having a hard time getting your kids to stay consistent about brushing and flossing, setting up a reward system via a countdown brushing calendar may help!

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Elmo’s World: Brush Your Teeth

Elmo’s World: Brush Your Teeth

With this Sesame Street Video, your kids can brush their teeth with Elmo, and some special friends, too!

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Oral Health-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

Oral Health-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

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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Our Favourite Tooth-Themed & Dental Health Products on Amazon

Our Favourite Tooth-Themed & Dental Health Products on Amazon

From helpful oral hygiene tools, to fun (or maybe a bit silly) tooth-themed items, here's Smile Town Langley's favourite tooth-themed, kid-friendly products available right now on Amazon.ca.

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