Our General Dentistry Services

  • Caries Control & Fillings

    Caries (cavities) can develop due to a variety of factors, and children are at more of a risk for many of these. Fortunately, there are a variety of steps that can be taken to reduce, or even eliminate, your child's chances of developing cavities. What Are Caries? Caries (or cavities) are holes that develop in the enamel and dentin outer layers of a tooth. the enamel is the hard, outermost surface of the tooth, and is a yellow ...
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  • Gum Therapy

    Many people think of gum disease as a condition that only affects adults. However, teenagers and even younger children can easily get gum disease (or its milder form, gingivitis). At Smile Town Dentistry in Burnaby, we provide gum disease therapy for children. What is Gum Disease? When bacteria and food debris build up on the teeth, they form a sticky film called plaque. When this plaque hardens, it forms tartar, and even more plaque...
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  • Mouth Guards

    At Smile Town Dentistry in Burnaby, we recommend mouth guards for children who participate in any sports where it's possible that they'll sustain an injury to the mouth, face or head. What is a mouth guard? A mouth guard is worn to protect the teeth, jaw, face and head from injury when during sports. There are generic, one-size-fits-all mouth guards for sale in most sporting goods stores, but these do very little in terms of prote...
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  • Space Maintainers

    Space Maintainers create space in the mouth for permanent teeth to grow in. At Smile Town Dentistry, we recommend space maintainers when a child loses a primary tooth too early. Why does my child need a space maintainer? If a primary tooth falls out too early, this could disrupt the growth path of the child's permanent teeth. This disruption could cause long-term orthodontic problems if not dealt with. A space maintainer, by defin...
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  • Thumb Sucking & Habit Breaking

    Although thumb sucking is typically harmless in babies and toddlers, once children's adult teeth start coming in, this habit could lead to serious oral problems. How does thumb sucking lead to dental problems? When children are very young, thumb sucking doesn't usually cause problems. The vast majority of children  outgrow their thumb sucking habits before starting school.  In fact,  for babies and toddlers, thumb sucking is a per...
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  • Tooth Eruption

    Tooth Eruption is the process by which teeth emerge and become visible in the mouth. The Smile Town Team will guide you and your child through each stage of his or her baby teeth and adult teeth eruption. There are many reasons that a child's teeth growth and development should be monitored by a dental professional. Children's mouths go through dramatic changes between the time they start teething, and when the full set of adult teeth a...
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