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Peppa Pig Teaches How to Care for Your Teeth

Peppa Pig Teaches How to Care for Your Teeth

Your young child is going to love learning how to clean and care for their teeth by watching as Peppa Pig and her little brother George go step-by-step through the process of brushing their teeth. This video helps to make learning about oral hygiene fun for little ones.

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2 Minute Video Timers to Keep Your Little One Brushing

2 Minute Video Timers to Keep Your Little One Brushing

At SmileTown Burnaby our dentists understand it can be a struggle to keep your kids brushing for the full 2 minutes recommended by the Canadian Dental Association. So we've found 2 fun timers to help you to keep your child happily brushing for two minutes.

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Fun Pop-Up Books that Encourage Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Fun Pop-Up Books that Encourage Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Many parents find it challenging to get young children to brush their teeth. If you and your little one frequently clash over oral hygiene here are some fun pop-up book suggestions from our Burnaby children's dentists to help encourage your child to brush.

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Is fluoride safe for kids?

Is fluoride safe for kids?

Over the years there has been a lot of discussion about whether fluoride is safe for kids. Today our Burnaby children's dentists share some tips on how and when fluoride can be used to help build healthy young smiles.

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Which toothpaste should I choose for my child?

Which toothpaste should I choose for my child?

When it comes to choosing the right toothpaste for your child, the number one factor in your decision making process should be your child's age. Today our Burnaby children's dentists help you to choose the best toothpaste for your child.

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3 Fun Musical Videos to Encourage Your Kids to Keep Brushing

3 Fun Musical Videos to Encourage Your Kids to Keep Brushing

The Canadian Dental Association recommends spending 2-3 minutes brushing our teeth. Our SmileTown children's dentists know that it can be a struggle to keep your kids brushing for 2 full minutes. So, we've found 3 fun musical videos to help keep your kids brushing for the recommended amount of time.

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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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