Oral Health & Nutrition

Nutrition plays a significant role in children's dental health. Learn all about what children should – and should not – eat, for a happy, healthy smile.


How To Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy

How To Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy

Posted Nov 29th, 2018

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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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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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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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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The Problem with Fruit Juice

The Problem with Fruit Juice

Posted Feb 14th, 2018

We all know that pop is bad for teeth because of the acids and sugars it contains, but it may surprise you to learn that our Langley children’s dentists advise against fruit juices for the same reason!

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Treats for Kids with Braces

Treats for Kids with Braces

Posted Nov 8th, 2017

In moderation, it is perfectly fine to allow treats as part of your children's diet! With good oral hygiene, the occasional treat is not a problem – even for kids with braces!

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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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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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3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

Posted Mar 8th, 2017

Everybody knows that sugar, in the form of candy, sweets and pop, can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth. You may be surprised to learn that there are hidden sugars lurking in some of these seemingly health (or at least not obviously sugary!) foods.

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Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Posted Nov 23rd, 2016

We're often asked by parents trying to cut back on their children’s sugar consumption whether or not sugar substitutes have and adverse effect on oral health like real sugar does.

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5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

Posted Sep 28th, 2016

Even though daily brushing and flossing should always be the first line of defense when it comes to keeping your children’s teeth healthy and clean, there are a few different types of food that can help keep things clean between brushings!

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Hydration & Oral Health

Hydration & Oral Health

Posted Sep 21st, 2016

Many people, and even children, are in a mild but continuous state of dehydration day to day. This can have unexpected but significant oral health consequences.

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How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

Posted Sep 7th, 2016

Pop is a fun treat that most children enjoy every now and then. However, It’s important that it remain an occasional treat, as it can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth!

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 Protein & Oral Health

Protein & Oral Health

Posted Jul 13th, 2016

Most people know that calcium is an important part of keeping growing teeth strong and healthy. However, there are many other dietary elements that are important to the good oral health of children, and protein is one of them.

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Sugar & Tooth Decay

Sugar & Tooth Decay

Posted Jun 8th, 2016

While most people know that sugar causes tooth decay, many people don’t completely understand how exactly that works. And they also often don’t realize how much sugar they’re really consuming.

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Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Posted May 4th, 2016

Dairy products are probably the most commonly known source of calcium, and they’re very kid-friendly, too. But if dairy isn’t an option for your child, there are many good sources of calcium out there that are dairy-free.

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Are Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth?

Are Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth?

Posted Apr 20th, 2016

People often consider sports drinks to be a healthier choice than other popular drinks, such as pop or fruit juice. But in fact, they can actually cause serious damage to your teeth.

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Vitamins & Minerals for Good Oral Health

Vitamins & Minerals for Good Oral Health

Posted Mar 16th, 2016

Everything in the body is connected, and many of the same vitamins and minerals necessary for general health are necessary for oral health, too.

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Healthy Party Treats For Kids

Healthy Party Treats For Kids

Posted Feb 10th, 2016

Many parents struggle to find healthy treats and snacks to serve at their kids’ birthday parties that are also fun and appetizing. The following suggestions are sure to be a hit with adults and children alike!

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Refined Carbohydrates & Oral Health

Refined Carbohydrates & Oral Health

Posted Jan 27th, 2016

Refined carbohydrates break down into simple sugars when they linger in the mouth, making them just as bad as sugary sweets when it comes to your child’s oral health.

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Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Posted Dec 9th, 2015

A great way to curb your children’s sugar intake during the Christmas time is to provide some healthy festive alternatives. Here are a few of our favorite ideas!

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Calcium & Oral Health

Calcium & Oral Health

Posted Nov 25th, 2015

Adding calcium-rich foods and beverages, such as dairy products and dark leafy greens, to your child’s diet can have several long-term health benefits, especially for their oral health.

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School Lunches for Healthy Teeth & Gums

School Lunches for Healthy Teeth & Gums

Posted Oct 1st, 2015

It can be very difficult to pack a healthy lunch for your kids to bring to school, especially one that they'll be willing to eat! But it is fundamental to their oral health.

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Oral Health-Friendly Halloween Treats & Snacks

Oral Health-Friendly Halloween Treats & Snacks

Posted Sep 28th, 2015

Halloween is the scariest day of the year - both when it comes to ghosts and ghouls, and when it comes to oral health, too!

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