Pediatric Dentistry Education

Pediatric Dentistry is different from regular dentistry in various ways. Here, you can learn about the issues that pediatric dentists deal with when caring for children's oral health.


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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Preventing Dental Fluorosis in Children

Preventing Dental Fluorosis in Children

Posted Apr 11th, 2018

Find out how you can prevent your children from developing dental fluorosis, while still making sure they get all the benefits of fluoride.

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Early Baby Tooth Loss: What To Do

Early Baby Tooth Loss: What To Do

Posted Feb 28th, 2018

While baby teeth are supposed to fall out to be replaced by permanent teeth, sometimes they can fall out too early. Find out what to do when this happens.

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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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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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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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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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Primary Tooth Decay & Why It Matters

Primary Tooth Decay & Why It Matters

Posted Apr 5th, 2017

Primary teeth serve some very important purposes. They allow children to properly chew and digest their food, and act as guides or for the permanent teeth as they erupt.

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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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Lingual Braces For Teens

Lingual Braces For Teens

Posted Dec 7th, 2016

If your teen isn’t too keen on the idea of flashing a mouthful of metal each time she smiles, lingual (behind-the-teeth) braces may be a good orthodontic treatment choice.

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 What is Tooth Decay?

What is Tooth Decay?

Posted Aug 31st, 2016

Tooth decay (otherwise known as cavities or caries) is an oral disease that affects most people, both children and adults, at one point or another during their lifetimes. Luckily, it’s highly preventable!

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Dental X-Rays for Children

Dental X-Rays for Children

Posted Aug 24th, 2016

Dental X-Rays are an essential part of preventive dental treatment for children and adults. They are a valuable diagnostic tool that allows dentists to see things in the mouth not visible to the naked eye.

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What’s the Difference Between Invisalign Teen and Invisalign for Adults?

What’s the Difference Between Invisalign Teen and Invisalign for Adults?

Posted Aug 17th, 2016

Invisalign also makes a line geared toward specifically to the needs of teenagers, and today we’d like to highlight a few of the things that make Invisalign Teen different from the original.

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Dental Sealants for Children

Dental Sealants for Children

Posted Jun 22nd, 2016

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of children’s back teeth in order to prevent tooth decay, and keep their smiles healthy.

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How Dental Technology Helps Kids Feel Better at the Dentist

How Dental Technology Helps Kids Feel Better at the Dentist

Posted Jun 15th, 2016

Many of the advances in dental technology are not only improving the quality of care your child receives when you the dentist, they’re also making the experience itself more comfortable and less time consuming, too.

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The Benfits of Invisalign Teen

The Benfits of Invisalign Teen

Posted May 11th, 2016

Invisalign clear aligners are an extremely popular teeth-straightening choice among teenagers for a variety of reasons. Today, we’ll explore exactly why this orthodontic option is such a great options for teens.

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All About Wisdom Teeth

All About Wisdom Teeth

Posted Mar 30th, 2016

Most adults don’t usually remember too much about when their first permanent teeth began to erupt, but they usually do remember when their wisdom teeth – their last set of permanent molars – came in! Here, you’ll learn a bit about what to expect when your teen’s wisdom teeth come in.

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Orthodontics Options for Teens

Orthodontics Options for Teens

Posted Feb 17th, 2016

If your teen needs braces, chances are he or she isn’t all too thrilled about it! Fortunately, Orthodontics has come a long way in recent years, and there are many low profile, convenient, and practically invisible options to choose from.

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Is Fluoride Really Safe?

Is Fluoride Really Safe?

Posted Dec 30th, 2015

Fluoride sometimes gets bad press for being dangerous for children’s health. Here are some facts about fluoride to help set your mind at ease.

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The Risks of Oral Piercings for Teens

The Risks of Oral Piercings for Teens

Posted Dec 23rd, 2015

Tongue and lip piercings are extremely popular among teenagers and young adults. Unfortunately, there are many oral health risks associated with piercings that can cause a lot of harm, both in the short and long term.

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How Safe is Sedation For Children?

How Safe is Sedation For Children?

Posted Nov 18th, 2015

At Smile Town Dentistry in Langley, our dentists recommend sedation for children who feel a great deal of anxiety when it comes to dental care.

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Children's Orthodontics

Children's Orthodontics

Posted Nov 4th, 2015

Early Orthodontic evaluation and treatment is very important to long term oral health. The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should see an orthodontist for the first time by the age of 7.

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Dental Care for Kids with Special Needs

Dental Care for Kids with Special Needs

Posted Oct 26th, 2015

According to Statistics Canada, more than 200,000 Canadian children are living with disabilities. Parents of these children often have concerns and questions about dental care options for their children.

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