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How To Help If Your Child Is Nervous About Visiting the Dentist

How To Help If Your Child Is Nervous About Visiting the Dentist

Posted May 9th, 2018 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

Feeling nervous about visiting the dentist is very common for adults and children alike! Here’s some advice for how you, as a parent, can help your children feel better about her upcoming appointment.

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Caring for & Cleaning Mouth Guards

Caring for & Cleaning Mouth Guards

Posted Oct 25th, 2017 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

Whether your children use a night mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding during sleep, or a sports mouth guard to protect their teeth and jaw when playing sports, it’s very important to keep the mouth guard clean!

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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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Calcium & Oral Health

Calcium & Oral Health

Posted Jan 20th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

Calcium-rich foods and beverages, such as dairy products and dark leafy greens, can have some great long term health benefits, so it's important to include them in your child’s diet.

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How Safe is Sedation For Children?

How Safe is Sedation For Children?

Posted Jan 13th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

At Smile Town Dentistry in Langley, our dentists recommend sedation for children who feel a great deal of anxiety when it comes to dental care.

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Stages of Oral Development - 0 - 2 Years of Age

Stages of Oral Development - 0 - 2 Years of Age

Posted Jan 6th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

In the first two years of life, babies develop their first set of teeth - their baby teeth. This period is an extremely important one for good oral health.

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Stages of Oral Development: 2 - 4 Years of Age

Stages of Oral Development: 2 - 4 Years of Age

Posted Dec 30th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

When children are between the 2 and 4, teething continues with the eruption of molars, and new eating patterns can have an impact children’s oral health.

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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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Why Are Teens at a Higher Risk of Gum Disease?

Why Are Teens at a Higher Risk of Gum Disease?

Posted Dec 16th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

Teens are at a higher risk of gum disease as a result of the hormonal changes they go through as they develop into adults. Fortunately, there are various effective ways to reduce this risk for your teenager.

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Refined Carbohydrates & Oral Health

Refined Carbohydrates & Oral Health

Posted Dec 9th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

Refined carbohydrates break down into simple sugars when they linger in the mouth, making them just as bad as sugary sweets when it comes to your child’s oral health.

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