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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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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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Tips on How Manage Your Child's Behaviour at the Dentist

Tips on How Manage Your Child's Behaviour at the Dentist

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

When it comes to easing your child's fears around visiting the dentist there are a number of easy techniques you can try. Here are a few tips from our children’s dentists on what you can do before, during and after your child's dental appointments.

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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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3 Books to Help Prepare Your Child for a Dentist Appointment

3 Books to Help Prepare Your Child for a Dentist Appointment

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

When it comes to helping children not be afraid of the dentist, parents and caregivers play an important role. A fun and easy way to help you child to prepare for their upcoming dental appointment is with age appropriate books. 

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Visiting the Dentist with an Autistic Child

Visiting the Dentist with an Autistic Child

Posted in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

Visiting the dentist with an autistic child can be stressful for parents and children. Here are some tips from our children's dentists on how create a positive dental experience for everyone. 

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