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.


How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

Posted Oct 11th, 2017 in General Information

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.

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Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Posted Sep 13th, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

There seems to be an app for almost everything these days, and that includes dental health. We’ve compiled a list of kid-friendly oral health apps that can help get children and teens to take more of an interest in their dental health.

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What is Puberty Gingivitis?

What is Puberty Gingivitis?

Posted Aug 16th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

Puberty gingivitis is the most preventable type of gingivitis in children. This oral disease is very similar to that in adults, with a few differences.

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An Oral Health Eggsperiment

An Oral Health Eggsperiment

Posted Aug 2nd, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

If you’re a parent or teacher looking for a fun, hands on experiment to teach kids about dental health and facilitate discussion about oral hygiene and its importance, here’s a quick and easy idea using eggs!

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5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

Posted Jul 5th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition, General Information

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!

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Electric Toothbrushes For Children: What You Should Know

Electric Toothbrushes For Children: What You Should Know

Posted Jun 7th, 2017 in General Information

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.

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5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

Posted May 24th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition, General Information

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!

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Choosing a Toothbrush for Your Toddler

Choosing a Toothbrush for Your Toddler

Posted May 10th, 2017 in General Information

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.

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When & Why is Fluoride Treatment Necessary?

When & Why is Fluoride Treatment Necessary?

Posted Apr 19th, 2017 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

Fluoride is important to the healthy development of children’s teeth. Here, our Langley dentists explain why and when fluoride treatment is necessary.

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Order of Eruption: Primary Teeth

Order of Eruption: Primary Teeth

Posted Mar 22nd, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

If you’re wondering when you should start expecting your child’s baby teeth to come in, and in which order they’re going to erupt, review this handy guide from our Langley dentists!

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My Teething Baby is Grumpy! What Should I Do?

My Teething Baby is Grumpy! What Should I Do?

Posted Feb 22nd, 2017 in General Information

Teething can be extremely uncomfortable for babies. Here are some tips to help bring your baby some relief during teething.

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Taking Care of Oral Piercings: A Guide for Teens

Taking Care of Oral Piercings: A Guide for Teens

Posted Feb 8th, 2017 in General Information

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.

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Teaching Good Brushing Techniques: Chewable Revealing Tablets

Teaching Good Brushing Techniques: Chewable Revealing Tablets

Posted Jan 17th, 2017 in General Information

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.

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New Moms & Oral Health

New Moms & Oral Health

Posted Jan 3rd, 2017 in General Information

Taking care of your new baby can often takes precedence over taking care of yourself. While this is understandable, oral health is one area that new moms must not neglect - both for their own sake, and that of the baby.

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Choosing Toothpaste & Floss for Children

Choosing Toothpaste & Floss for Children

Posted Dec 23rd, 2016 in General Information

You can make the brushing and flossing routine easier and more effective for your children by choose the right kind of toothpaste and floss.

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Stages of Oral Development - The Teen Years

Stages of Oral Development - The Teen Years

Posted Oct 5th, 2016 in General Information

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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Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Child

Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Child

Posted Sep 14th, 2016 in General Information

A variety of factors must be considered when choosing a toothbrush for your child, including age, ability, and dental health needs. Follow The these simple guidelines when choosing toothbrushes for children.

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Can Children Get Gum Disease?

Can Children Get Gum Disease?

Posted Aug 5th, 2016 in General Information

We typically think of gum disease as a malady reserved for older adults. However, children are at a risk for gum disease, too. For kids, as with adults, prevention is they key to healthy gums.

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Supplements to Brushing & Flossing

Supplements to Brushing & Flossing

Posted Jul 6th, 2016 in General Information

Although brushing and flossing are the most important element of children’s daily oral care routine, there are a few other simple things you and your children can do to keep your teeth healthy between brushing and flossing sessions.

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Breastfeeding & Babies' Oral Health

Breastfeeding & Babies' Oral Health

Posted Jun 1st, 2016 in General Information

While breastfeeding is not the right choice for every child and/or mother, it can have a variety of benefits when it comes to children’s oral health.

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Stages of Oral Development 6 - 12

Stages of Oral Development 6 - 12

Posted Apr 27th, 2016 in General Information

A lot of changes take place inside of children’s mouths between the ages of 6 and 12. By the end of this period, almost all of the permanent teeth will have erupted.

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Teething: What to Expect

Teething: What to Expect

Posted Apr 13th, 2016 in General Information

Though teething can be a painful and difficult process for babies and their their parents, knowing what to expect to handle it can make things go much more smoothly.

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Stages of Oral Development: 4 - 6

Stages of Oral Development: 4 - 6

Posted Mar 9th, 2016 in General Information

Children's mouths are in an almost continuous state of change between the infant and teenage years. Here, you'll learn what to expect in your child's oral development between the ages of 4 and 6.

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Smoking & Oral Health

Smoking & Oral Health

Posted Feb 3rd, 2016 in General Information

At Smile Town Langley, we know that resisting peer pressure can sometimes be extremely difficult for teens. But there is never a better time to resist than when it comes to smoking – both for the sake of overall health, and the health of your teeth.

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Stages of Oral Development: 2 - 4 Years of Age

Stages of Oral Development: 2 - 4 Years of Age

Posted Jan 20th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

Between the ages of 2 and 4, teething continues with the eruption of molars, and new eating habits can have a potential impact children’s oral health.

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