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 Sep 13th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

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

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SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

Posted Aug 16th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

In the book Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson, Bear's friend's help him remain calm when he realizes that he has a loose tooth!

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Taking Care of Oral Piercings: A Guide for Teens

Taking Care of Oral Piercings: A Guide for Teens

Posted Jun 7th, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

Tongue, lip, cheek or uvula piercings are popular among teens and adults alike. We typically advise against oral piercings, but if your teen already has one, here’s some advice for taking care of properly.

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Fun Dental Facts to Share with Your Kids

Fun Dental Facts to Share with Your Kids

Posted May 10th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

To get your kids to take a more active role in their oral health, it's a good idea to get them interested in the topic. Here are a few fun dental facts about teeth and oral health to share with your kids!

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Poems & Songs for Kids About Visiting the Dentist

Poems & Songs for Kids About Visiting the Dentist

Posted Apr 5th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

Books and other media can be very helpful in putting children at ease when preparing them for a visit to the dentist. Here are some funny and educational poems and songs about dentistry that you and your child can read or sing together!

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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 Jan 3rd, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

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

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Dental Books For Kids: YouTube Read Alouds

Dental Books For Kids: YouTube Read Alouds

Posted Dec 23rd, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

We often share our favourite books about dental health and visiting the dentist here on our blog, so that you, in turn, can share them with your child! But did you know that 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 Sep 28th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

Teeth: they sure come in handy when you need to chew or smile! The Tooth Book, by the much loved Dr. Suess, teaches kids 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 Sep 21st, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

Here on the SmileTown Burnaby blog, we often recommend children’s books about dental health and oral hygiene. Today, we’d like to share a few 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 Sep 14th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

Taking a hands-off approach when discussing those first dental appointments with your child can sometimes go a long way in making those first appointments go well.

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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 Jul 13th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

To help prepare children for when their first teeth fall out, pick up a copy of My Wobbly Tooth Must Never Ever Fall Out, by Lauren Child today!

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The Benfits of Invisalign Teen

The Benfits of Invisalign Teen

Posted Jul 6th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

Invisalign clear aligners are a very popular choice for teeth straightening among teenagers. Today, we’d like to explore exactly why this orthodontic option is such a great one for teens.

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Making Oral Health Fun for Your Kids

Making Oral Health Fun for Your Kids

Posted Jun 8th, 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 4th, 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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Your Child's First Filling

Your Child's First Filling

Posted Apr 20th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

Finding out you have a cavity is never fun for anyone, but children often take it much more to heart than adults do. Here's some advice on preparing you child for getting a filling, and turning the situation to your child’s future advantage.

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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 Mar 16th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

There’s lot’s of advice out there telling parents how to talk to their children about visiting the dentist. Today, we’re here to tell you what not 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 Feb 10th, 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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 Be a Good Oral Health Care Influence

Be a Good Oral Health Care Influence

Posted Jan 27th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

If you set a good oral health care example in your daily life, you can help your child develop great oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.

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SmileTown Book Club - Sugarbug Doug, by Ben Magleby

SmileTown Book Club - Sugarbug Doug, by Ben Magleby

Posted Dec 23rd, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

The SmileTown Burnaby Book Club Series will feature informative, engaging, and comforting 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 Nov 25th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

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

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5 Great Books to Prepare your Child for Visiting the Dentist

5 Great Books to Prepare your Child for Visiting the Dentist

Posted Oct 29th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

To feel more comfortable about unfamiliar experiences, it's best to mentally prepare! These 5 books are sure to get your kids ready - and excited - for their next dental appointment.

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Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Posted Oct 21st, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

As soon as primary teeth start coming in, tooth decay becomes a potential risk for your child. At this early stage, regular dental hygiene is fundamental in the prevention of early childhood tooth decay.

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Relieving Dental Fear and Anxiety in Children

Relieving Dental Fear and Anxiety in Children

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

Each child has a different reaction sitting in the dentist's chair. Some aren't bothered at all, while others feel an unusual level of fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist.

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