Preparing Your Child For Dental Care

Preparing you child for his or her dental appointment can go a long way in making sure it goes smoothly. Here, you'll find all sorts of tips and advice on helping children feel comfortable with dental care.


Book Feature: Open Wide, Tooth School Inside

Book Feature: Open Wide, Tooth School Inside

Posted Oct 25th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller is a funny but informative introduction to teeth.

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SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

Posted Sep 27th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

In the book Bear's Loose Tooth, by Karma Wilson, Bear's realizes he has a loose tooth and gets a little worried! Good thing his friends are there to help him remain calm.

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Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Posted Sep 13th, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

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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4 More Great YouTube Videos For Kids About Dental Health

4 More Great YouTube Videos For Kids About Dental Health

Posted Aug 30th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

When it comes to preparing your kids for a visit to the dentist, it can help to have a variety of resources at your disposal. The following dental health videos are some of our recent favourites on YouTube.

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An Oral Health Eggsperiment

An Oral Health Eggsperiment

Posted Aug 2nd, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

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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Poems & Songs for Kids About Visiting the Dentist

Poems & Songs for Kids About Visiting the Dentist

Posted Jul 19th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

Books and other media can be very helpful when preparing children for visiting the dentist. The following funny and educational poems and songs about dentistry will be fun for you and your child to read or sing together!

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Fun Dental Facts to Share with Your Kids

Fun Dental Facts to Share with Your Kids

Posted Jun 21st, 2017 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

Get your kids interested in their teeth and oral health by sharing these weird and fun dental facts with them!

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Smile Town Book Club: Arthur’s Tooth, by Marc Brown

Smile Town Book Club: Arthur’s Tooth, by Marc Brown

Posted Nov 9th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

In "Arthur's Tooth", by Marc Brown, Arthur watches all his friends get visits from the tooth fairy, while his own loose baby tooth just will not fall out!

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Dental Books For Kids: YouTube Read Alouds

Dental Books For Kids: YouTube Read Alouds

Posted Oct 26th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

Here on the Smile Town Landly blog, we love sharing great books about dental health and visiting the dentist for you to share with your child. Many of these books are also featured is some really great Youtube read-alouds!

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Smile Town Book Club: The Tooth Book, By Dr. Suess

Smile Town Book Club: The Tooth Book, By Dr. Suess

Posted Aug 3rd, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

Teeth: they sure do come in handy when you need to chew or smile! In The Tooth Book by the ever popular Dr. Suess, kids learn all about the things their teeth can do, and how to take care of them, too!

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A Few Great Youtube Videos About Dental Health for Kids

A Few Great Youtube Videos About Dental Health for Kids

Posted Jul 27th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

Here on the SmileTown Langley blog, we often recommend children’s books about dental health and oral hygiene. But today, we’d like to share a couple of great Youtube videos about dental health for children.

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Great Expectations: Prepare Your Child for the Dentist with a Hands-Off Approach

Great Expectations: Prepare Your Child for the Dentist with a Hands-Off Approach

Posted Jul 20th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

Children's expectations about dentistry and dental care can be quite different than those of their parents, and so taking a hands-off approach can sometimes go a long way in making those first appointment go well.

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Making Oral Health Fun for Your Kids

Making Oral Health Fun for Your Kids

Posted Jun 29th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

One of the most effective ways to make sure your child develops good life-long oral health habits is to make oral health a fun and engaging experience for your child starting at a young age.

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Smile Town Book Club: ‘Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World’ by Selby B. Beeler

Smile Town Book Club: ‘Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World’ by Selby B. Beeler

Posted May 25th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

The tooth fairy myth has been helping get North American children interested and engaged in their oral health for decades. Learn about other traditions children around the world participate in when they loose their teeth.

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Smile Town Book Club: My Wobbly Tooth Must Never Ever Fall Out, by Lauren Child

Smile Town Book Club: My Wobbly Tooth Must Never Ever Fall Out, by Lauren Child

Posted May 18th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

My Wobbly Tooth Must Never Ever Fall Out, by Lauren Child, is a wonderful book to read to children in preparation for losing their first baby teeth.

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What To Avoid When Talking to Children About The Dentist

What To Avoid When Talking to Children About The Dentist

Posted Apr 6th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

There’s all sorts of advice out there about how to talk to children about visiting the dentist. Today, though, we’re here to tell you what you shouldn't to say!

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SmileTown Book Club: Melvin The Magnificent Molar, by Julia Cook

SmileTown Book Club: Melvin The Magnificent Molar, by Julia Cook

Posted Mar 2nd, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

The Smile Town Burnaby Book Club: For Ages 3 and up, Melvin the Magnificent Molar by Julia Cook is the perfect book for teaching children all about their teeth!

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Your Child's First Cavity

Your Child's First Cavity

Posted Feb 24th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

No one likes to hear that they have a cavity and need a filling, but children tend to take it much more to heart than adults do. Here are some ways you can help prepare you child for getting a filling, and turn the situation to your child’s future advantage.

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SmileTown Book Club - Sugarbug Doug, by Ben Magleby

SmileTown Book Club - Sugarbug Doug, by Ben Magleby

Posted Jan 13th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

This brand new series for the Smile Town Dentistry Blog, the SmileTown Book Club regularly features comforting, informative and engaging books for children about visiting the dentist.

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SmileTown Book Club: Dr. De Soto Goes to Africa, by William Steig

SmileTown Book Club: Dr. De Soto Goes to Africa, by William Steig

Posted Dec 16th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

A new SmileTown Langley Blog feature, the Smile Town Book Club Series will feature engaging, informative, and comforting books for children all about visiting the dentist.

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 Be a Good Oral Health Care Influence

Be a Good Oral Health Care Influence

Posted Dec 2nd, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

By setting a good example when it comes to oral health, you can help your child develop great oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.

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Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Posted Oct 15th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

As soon as your child’s primary teeth start coming in, tooth decay becomes a potential risk. Even at this early stage, regular dental hygiene is crucial in preventing early childhood tooth decay.

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5 Great Books to Read Before Visiting the Dentist

5 Great Books to Read Before Visiting the Dentist

Posted Oct 7th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

Here’s a list of 5 books that are sure to get your kids ready - and excited - for their next visit to the dentist.

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Relieving Dental Fear & Anxiety in Children

Relieving Dental Fear & Anxiety in Children

Posted Sep 23rd, 2015 in About Smile Town Dentistry, Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

Certain children feel an uncommon level of fear and anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. The Smile Town Team is here to help put them at ease.

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