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Tips and Information For Parents

As parents, you likely have lots of questions and concerns about your kids' oral health. Here, we share many useful insights and tips that can help you stay informed about your children's long-term dental health.


Nutrition - Sports Drinks

Nutrition - Sports Drinks

Sometimes, people consider sports drinks to be a healthier option than sodas or juices. However, our SmileTown Langley dentists want to explain how these drinks can cause serious damage to your teeth.

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Teething - What Do Parents Need To Know?

Teething - What Do Parents Need To Know?

While teething can be a difficult and painful process both for babies and their families, knowing what you can expect from the teething process as the parent of a baby can help things go a bit smoother. Here, our SmileTown Langley dentists explain what parents should know about teething. 

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Stages of Oral Development: 4 - 6 Years

Stages of Oral Development: 4 - 6 Years

As they grow up, children's mouths are in an almost continuous process of development. Below, you'll learn what to expect during your child's oral development between the ages of 4 and 6.

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How Smoking Affects Oral Health

How Smoking Affects Oral Health

Our dental team at Smile Town Langley understands that resisting peer pressure can sometimes be extremely difficult for teens. But it is essential 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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5 School Lunch Ideas to Promote Your Child's Oral Health

5 School Lunch Ideas to Promote Your Child's Oral Health

When it comes to your kid's oral health, not all lunch foods are created equal. Here are 5 ideas for packing your child's school lunch that, along with regular brushing and flossing, will help promote oral health!

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Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Although they will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth, primary teeth (or baby teeth) play key roles in your child's longterm dental health. Today our Smile Town Langley dentists walk through why primary tooth decay matters and how you can prevent it in your child.

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Cavity Prevention for Kids

Cavity Prevention for Kids

Dental care that kids receive over the course of their childhood is important to promoting lifelong oral health. There are many methods you can use to prevent cavities (or tooth decay) in your child's teeth, and our Smile Town Langley dentists are here to make a few recommendations.

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3 Books to Read to Your Kids Before Visiting the Dentist

3 Books to Read to Your Kids Before Visiting the Dentist

Dentist appointments can sometimes cause children to feel discomfort. One way for them to overcome this is by understanding what happens at the dentist. Here are 3 books you can read with your child to help them mentally prepare!

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How Important is Early Childhood Dental Care?

How Important is Early Childhood Dental Care?

While baby teeth are temporary, diligent care for them in early childhood can lead to lifelong oral health. Our Smile Town Langley dentists explain the importance of early childhood dental care.

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Orthodontics: The Benefits of Early Intervention

Orthodontics: The Benefits of Early Intervention

While crowded or misaligned primary teeth will eventually be replaced, there are many benefits to early identification and intervention when it comes to orthodontic issues. Here, our Smile Town Burnaby dentists walk you through the benefits of interceptive orthodontics.

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Daily Oral Hygiene: The Hows & Whys of Brushing Your Teeth

Daily Oral Hygiene: The Hows & Whys of Brushing Your Teeth

You know that brushing teeth is key to maintaining your oral health. But how often should you be brushing? And why so often and long? Here, our Smile Town Langley dentists explain some of the whys and hows of brushing.

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Dental Care For Children With Special Needs

Dental Care For Children With Special Needs

Some parents of children with special needs may have anxiety or questions about their child's dental experience. Here, our Smile Town Langley dentists walk you through our process and experience working with children with a wide range of special needs. 

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5 Oral Health-Friendly Dinner Ideas

5 Oral Health-Friendly Dinner Ideas

While brushing and flossing are key to maintaining good oral health, the food you eat plays a significant role in keeping your smile healthy. Here, we at Smiletown Langley propose 5 ideas for making your dinners more oral health-friendly.

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Relieving Dental Fear & Anxiety in Children

Relieving Dental Fear & Anxiety in Children

Every child has different needs when it comes to dental care. Some simply feel more anxious or afraid of visiting the dentist than others. Here, our Smile Town Langley dentists suggest some techniques for you to relieve your child's dental anxiety leading up to and during dental appointments. 

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Fun & Silly Tooth & Dental Health Products on Amazon.ca

Fun & Silly Tooth & Dental Health Products on Amazon.ca

Smile Town Langley has selected their favourite handy (and sometimes silly) dental tools and toys from Amazon.ca to help promote your child's oral health!

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Brushing & Flossing Tips for Kids & Parents

Brushing & Flossing Tips for Kids & Parents

Brushing and flossing are the foundation of you and your kid's oral hygiene. But how can you be sure that your child's teeth are getting the proper daily care they need? Our Smile Town Langley dentists offer some tips for improving kids' (and parents'!) daily oral health routine.

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Fun Video Timers To Help Keep Your Young Child Brushing

Fun Video Timers To Help Keep Your Young Child Brushing

At SmileTown Langley our dentists know it can be tough to keep your kids brushing for the full 2 minutes recommended by the Canadian Dental Association. So we've found 2 fun timers to help you to keep your child happily brushing until the music stops.

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Fun Pop-Up Books to Encourage Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Fun Pop-Up Books to Encourage Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Our dentists understand that it can be challenging to get young children to brush their teeth. If oral hygiene is a battle between you and your young child, here are some fun pop-up book suggestions from our Langley children's dentists to help encourage your child to brush.

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What is Phase 1 Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment?

What is Phase 1 Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment?

At Smile Town in Langley our children's dentists can use Phase 1 Interceptive Orthodontics to begin correcting orthodontic issues early, in order to take advantage of a child's ongoing dental development and help to prevent issues from becoming more severe. 

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Teaching Your Young Child to Floss

Teaching Your Young Child to Floss

By teaching your child to floss early in life you can help them to develop oral hygiene habits that will help them to maintain good oral health throughout their lifetime. Below, our Langley children's dentists share a few ways to encourage your child to floss daily.

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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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