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When does my child need fluoride?

When does my child need fluoride?

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

Your child's fluoride requirements should be determined by your dentist based on the child's age and risk of tooth decay. Here, our Burnaby children's dentist explains more about a child's need for fluoride. 

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Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

If you're concerned about the environment, switching your family over to bamboo toothbrushes can help to reduce the use of plastic at home. Here's what to look for if you are considering buying an eco-friendly toothbrush for your child.

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Help, my child won't stop thumb sucking!

Help, my child won't stop thumb sucking!

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

While gentle thumb sucking is a natural reflex, that may help some babies feel safe and happy, persistent, vigorous thumb sucking can lead to a number of dental problems. 

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When can my child have orthodontic treatment?

When can my child have orthodontic treatment?

Posted in General Information

Every child's smile is unique, but if you suspect that your child needs orthodontic treatment you're probably wondering when the best time to begin treatment is. Here's a little from our Burnaby children's dentist on when to seek orthodontic treatment for your child. 

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My teen wants a tongue piercing, is it safe?

My teen wants a tongue piercing, is it safe?

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

Teens love to express their individuality through their appearance, which is why oral piercings are becoming increasingly popular with teens. But is tongue, lip or cheek piercing actually safe?  Here our Burnaby children's dentist explains some of the risks involved in oral piercings. 

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Is dental sedation safe for children?

Is dental sedation safe for children?

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

Your Burnaby Smile Town dentist may recommend sedation for your child if they are scheduled to undergo a long complex dental procedure, or if your child is very young, nervous or has special needs. Dental sedation is a safe way for children to receive dental treatment that would otherwise be too stressful or even impossible for them to undergo. 

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Can using a pacifier affect my baby's oral health?

Can using a pacifier affect my baby's oral health?

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

If your baby uses a pacifier for too long, it can lead to abnormal tooth development and dental issues in their developing mouths. Here, our children's dentist explain the pros and cons of pacifiers. 

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How To Choose A Toothbrush For Your Toddler

How To Choose A Toothbrush For Your Toddler

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

The toothbrush you choose for your toddler should be easy for them to hold and maneuver, and of course, fit comfortably into their mouth. Here, our Burnaby children's dentists help you choose the right toothbrush for your toddler.

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 Establishing Oral Healthcare Routines With Your Child

Establishing Oral Healthcare Routines With Your Child

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

When it comes to establishing great oral healthcare routines with your child it's never to early! Here, our children's dentists share some ideas for how to help make oral health fun for your little one.

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Teething: The Struggle Is Real

Teething: The Struggle Is Real

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

Teething is a normal process that all children go through. Baby's first teeth need to break through the gums, which can be painful and distressing. Here, our children's dentists explain the signs and symptoms of teething and offer a few ideas on how to cope with them. 

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