General Information & Tips

Learn all about your child oral health, hygiene and cleaning tips and advice, and everything you need to know about children's dental care.


Relieving Dental Fear & Anxiety in Children

Relieving Dental Fear & Anxiety in Children

Every child has different needs when it comes to dental care. Some simply feel more anxious or afraid of visiting the dentist than others. Here, our Smile Town Burnaby dentists suggest some techniques for you to relieve your child's dental anxiety leading up to and during dental appointments. 

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Fun & Silly Tooth & Dental Health Products on Amazon.ca

Fun & Silly Tooth & Dental Health Products on Amazon.ca

Smile Town Burnaby has selected their favourite handy (and sometimes silly) dental tools and toys from Amazon.ca to help promote your child's oral health!

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Brushing & Flossing Tips for Kids & Parents

Brushing & Flossing Tips for Kids & Parents

Brushing and flossing are the foundation of you and your kid's oral hygiene. But how can you be sure that your child's teeth are getting the proper daily care they need? Our Smile Town Burnaby dentists offer some tips for improving kids' (and parents'!) daily oral health routine.

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Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Although they will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth, primary teeth (or baby teeth) play key roles in your child's longterm dental health. Today our Smile Town Burnaby dentists walk through why primary tooth decay matters and how you can prevent it in your child.

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Cavity Prevention for Kids

Cavity Prevention for Kids

Dental care that kids receive over the course of their childhood is important to promoting lifelong oral health. There are many methods you can use to prevent cavities (or tooth decay) in your child's teeth, and our Smile Town Burnaby dentists are here to make a few recommendations.

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3 Books to Read to Your Kids Before Visiting the Dentist

3 Books to Read to Your Kids Before Visiting the Dentist

Dentist appointments can sometimes cause children to feel discomfort. One way for them to overcome this is by understanding what happens at the dentist. Here are 3 books you can read with your child to help them mentally prepare!

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5 School Lunch Ideas to Promote Your Child's Oral Health

5 School Lunch Ideas to Promote Your Child's Oral Health

Not all lunch foods are created equal when it comes to your kid's health. Here are 5 ideas for packing school lunches that, along with regular brushing and flossing, will help promote your child's oral health!

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Orthodontics: The Benefits of Early Intervention

Orthodontics: The Benefits of Early Intervention

While crowded or misaligned primary teeth will eventually be replaced, there are many benefits to early identification and intervention when it comes to orthodontic issues. Here, our Smile Town Burnaby dentists walk you through the benefits of interceptive orthodontics.

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Daily Oral Hygiene: The Hows & Whys of Brushing Your Teeth

Daily Oral Hygiene: The Hows & Whys of Brushing Your Teeth

You know that brushing your and your child's teeth is key to maintaining your oral health. But how often should you be brushing? And why as often and for as long as you've been told? Here, our Smile Town Burnaby dentists explain some of the whys and hows of teeth brushing.

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Dental Care For Children With Special Needs

Dental Care For Children With Special Needs

Some parents of children with special needs may experience anxiety or have questions about their child's dental care and experience. Here, our Smiletown Burnaby dentists walk you through our process and experience working with children with a whole range of special needs. 

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How Important is Early Childhood Dental Care?

How Important is Early Childhood Dental Care?

While baby teeth are temporary, diligent care for them in early childhood can lead to lifelong oral health. Our Smile Town Burnaby dentists explain the importance of early childhood dental care.

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Dental Care for Special Needs Children

Dental Care for Special Needs Children

It is estimated that more than 200,000 children in Canada are living with disabilities. In today's post, our Burnaby children's dentists share some tips on choosing the right dentist for your special needs child, and treatment options that are available to help get your child the care they need.

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Helping Your Child Learn to Brush Their Teeth

Helping Your Child Learn to Brush Their Teeth

Learning good oral hygiene habits young can help to set your child up for a lifetime of healthy smiles, but our Burnaby children's dentists know that teaching your child how to clean their teeth properly takes some work. Below are a few tips on how to teach your child to brush their teeth.

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Is fruit juice safe for my child's teeth?

Is fruit juice safe for my child's teeth?

While fruit juices may seem like a heathy drink to offer your young child, even unsweetened fruit juice is packed with sugars and acids that can damage children's teeth. Our Delta children’s dentists explain why water is typically the best thirst quencher for kids.

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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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Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment Explained

Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment Explained

Our Burnaby children's dentists explain how phased interceptive orthodontics allows orthodontic treatment to begin early, in order to take advantage of the child's ongoing oral development. 

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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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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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