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My teen wants a tongue piercing, is it safe?

My teen wants a tongue piercing, is it safe?

Posted Sep 30th, 2019 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 Sep 19th, 2019 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 Sep 3rd, 2019 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 Jul 9th, 2019 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 May 21st, 2019 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 May 7th, 2019 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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My kids hate to brush their teeth. What should I do?

My kids hate to brush their teeth. What should I do?

Posted Jan 10th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

Do your kids hate to brush their teeth? Here are a few tips from our Smile Town dentists to help make brushing more fun for your child.

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Unusual Tips for Teething Babies

Unusual Tips for Teething Babies

Posted Dec 21st, 2018 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

If your baby is teething, it may feel like nothing helps to ease their discomfort. If you’ve tried everything else, here are a few unusual tips that could help get your baby through this tough time.

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Book: You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

Book: You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

Posted Nov 29th, 2018 in General Information

You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? By author Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt is the essential guide for every child who loses a tooth!

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How To Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy

How To Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy

Posted Oct 16th, 2018 in Health & Nutrition, General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

For teens who established good oral hygiene routines as children, keeping their teeth and gums healthy as the grow into young adulthood should come naturally. That said, here are some tips from our Burnaby dentists on how to keep teen’s smile’s healthy.

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