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.


Oral Health-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

Oral Health-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

Posted Oct 16th, 2018

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

Posted Oct 2nd, 2018

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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My kids hate brushing. What should I do?

My kids hate brushing. What should I do?

Posted Sep 18th, 2018

Do your kids hate brushing their teeth? Here are a few tips to help make brushing more appealing to your child.

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Unusual Tips for Teething Babies

Unusual Tips for Teething Babies

Posted Sep 4th, 2018

If your baby is in the midst of teething, it may feel like nothing seems to help ease their discomfort. If you’ve tried everything else, here are a few unusual tips that could help get your family through this tough time.

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Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning: What to Expect

Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning: What to Expect

Posted Jun 20th, 2018

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.

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What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

Posted Jun 6th, 2018

It happens to the best of us – occasionally, we all have less than pleasant breath! This is true for children as well. Learn about the causes of bad breath in children, and how it can be prevented.

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Watch Video: Sesame Street's

Watch Video: Sesame Street's "Can't Go Wrong"

Posted May 9th, 2018

Elmo and his friend Abby rock out to a song about crunchy vegetables, and how great they are for your teeth, in this fun Sesame Street video clip!

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How To Brush With an Electric Toothbrush

How To Brush With an Electric Toothbrush

Posted Apr 25th, 2018

An electric toothbrush can make the brushing teeth easier and more fun for children. Here are some tips for teaching your child how to brush with an electric toothbrush.

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Identifying & Avoiding Sugar in Packaged Foods

Identifying & Avoiding Sugar in Packaged Foods

Posted Mar 26th, 2018

Sugar is one of the main culprits when it comes to tooth decay, and many of us try to avoid it for that reason. But sugar is sometimes hidden in certain packaged foods that you may not expect – here’s how to identify it.

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When to Brush Your Teeth After Eating

When to Brush Your Teeth After Eating

Posted Jan 31st, 2018

While it may seem like a good idea to brush your teeth right away after eating, this isn’t necessarily the case!

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How To Help If Your Child Is Nervous About Visiting the Dentist

How To Help If Your Child Is Nervous About Visiting the Dentist

Posted Jan 17th, 2018

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.

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Posted Nov 22nd, 2017

For a few important reasons, our Langley children's dentists advise against the use of teeth whitening products for children.

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How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

Posted Oct 11th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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