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.


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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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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Watch Video: Peppa and George take good care of their teeth.

Watch Video: Peppa and George take good care of their teeth.

In this fun video for young children, Peppa pig and her little brother George go step by step through the process of brushing their teeth. Our SmileTown Langley dentists know that your little one will love following along with these popular children's characters.

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When can my child have orthodontic treatment?

When can my child have orthodontic treatment?

Our Langley pediatric dentists provide a range of orthodontic treatment options for children, including braces and Invisalign First. So, when is the best time to begin orthodontic treatment for your child?

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Is dental sedation safe for children?

Is dental sedation safe for children?

Dental sedation may be recommended for your child if they are scheduled to undergo a long complex dental procedure, or if your child is very young, nervous or has special needs. Here, our Langley children's dentist explains more. 

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What to do if your child is afraid of the dentist

What to do if your child is afraid of the dentist

For some children, visiting the dentist can be especially frightening, but there are ways parents can help to reduce their child’s dental anxiety. Here are a few suggestions from our Langley children’s dentists.

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How To Manage Your Child's Behaviour At The Dentist

How To Manage Your Child's Behaviour At The Dentist

There are a number of things you can do to help manage your child's behaviour and ease their fears around visiting the dentist. Our children’s dentists share some advice for what to do before, during and after their dental appointments.

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How To Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy

How To Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy

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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Unusual Tips for Teething Babies

Unusual Tips for Teething Babies

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

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?

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"

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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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