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.


A Tip For Parents: Try a Countdown Brushing Calendar

A Tip For Parents: Try a Countdown Brushing Calendar

Posted Nov 13th, 2018

If you are having a hard time getting your kids to stay consistent about brushing and flossing, setting up a reward system via a countdown brushing calendar may help!

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Elmo’s World: Brush Your Teeth

Elmo’s World: Brush Your Teeth

Posted Oct 30th, 2018

With this Sesame Street Video, your kids can brush their teeth with Elmo, and some special friends, too!

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Our Favourite Tooth-Themed & Dental Health Products on Amazon

Our Favourite Tooth-Themed & Dental Health Products on Amazon

Posted Oct 2nd, 2018

From helpful oral hygiene tools, to fun (or maybe a bit silly) tooth-themed items, here's Smile Town Langley's favourite tooth-themed, kid-friendly products available right now on Amazon.ca.

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My kids hate brushing. What should I do?

My kids hate brushing. What should I do?

Posted Sep 18th, 2018

Do your kids hate brushing their teeth? Here are a few tips to help make brushing more appealing to your child.

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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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The Weird History of Dentistry

The Weird History of Dentistry

Posted May 23rd, 2018

Teach your kids about the history of dentistry, and how it has changed over thousands of years of history!

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The Weird History of Dentistry

The Weird History of Dentistry

Posted May 23rd, 2018

Teach your kids about the history of dentistry, and how it has changed over thousands of years of history!

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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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How To Brush With an Electric Toothbrush

How To Brush With an Electric Toothbrush

Posted Apr 25th, 2018

An electric toothbrush can make the brushing teeth easier and more fun for children. Here are some tips for teaching your child how to brush with an electric toothbrush.

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Book Feature: Peppa Pig: The Tooth Fairy

Book Feature: Peppa Pig: The Tooth Fairy

Posted Mar 14th, 2018

Peppa Pig: The Tooth Fairy is a fun and funny introduction to why and how children lose their baby teeth. Read it with your child today!

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How To Help If Your Child Is Nervous About Visiting the Dentist

How To Help If Your Child Is Nervous About Visiting the Dentist

Posted Jan 17th, 2018

Many people feel nervous about visiting the dentist, and that includes kids, too! Here’s how you, as a parent, can help your child feel better about her upcoming appointment.

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A “Health Minute” with Grover & Kermit the Frog

A “Health Minute” with Grover & Kermit the Frog

Posted Jan 3rd, 2018

The team at SmileTown Burnaby love sharing fun ways for parents to prepare their children for a visit to the dentist. This Sesame Street clip, featuring Grover and Kermit the Frog, will have both parents and children in stitches!

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Book Feature: Open Wide, Tooth School Inside

Book Feature: Open Wide, Tooth School Inside

Posted Oct 25th, 2017

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 "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

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

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

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

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

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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