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