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Book Feature: Doctor De Soto

Book Feature: Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto is a mouse dentist who treats animals of various sizes, provided that they don't have a taste for mice. In this fun story Doctor De Soto and his assistant find ingenious ways to help a sly fox with a toothache, in spite of the possible danger.

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How To Encourage Your Child to Floss Daily

How To Encourage Your Child to Floss Daily

Teaching your child to floss early in life can help to develop effective oral hygiene habits that will help to keep your child's smile healthy and bright throughout their lifetime. Here, our Burnaby children's dentists share a few ways to encourage your child to floss daily.

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Will sippy cups affect my child's baby teeth?

Will sippy cups affect my child's baby teeth?

Many well-meaning parents offer their child a sippy cup as a next step when transitioning away from breast or bottle feeding. However, skipping the sippy cup may help protect your child's teeth. Our Burnaby children's dentists explain why...

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When does my child need fluoride?

When does my child need fluoride?

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?

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!

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?

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?

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?

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?

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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