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.


How To Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy

How To Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy

Posted Oct 16th, 2018

For teens who established good oral hygiene routines as children, keeping their teeth and gums healthy as the grow into young adulthood should come naturally. That said, here are some tips from our Burnaby dentists on how to keep teen’s smile’s healthy.

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A Tip For Parents: Try a Countdown Brushing Calendar

A Tip For Parents: Try a Countdown Brushing Calendar

Posted Oct 2nd, 2018

If you are having a hard time getting your kids to stay consistent about brushing and flossing, setting up a reward system via a countdown brushing calendar may help!

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Elmo’s World: Brush Your Teeth

Elmo’s World: Brush Your Teeth

Posted Sep 18th, 2018

With this Sesame Street Video, your kids can brush their teeth with Elmo, and some special friends, too!

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3 Two-Minute Songs to Play During Brushing

3 Two-Minute Songs to Play During Brushing

Posted Sep 4th, 2018

It can be tricky getting kids to brush for the full two minutes required for optimum oral health. To make it a little more fun, here are three great songs to play for your kids while they brush!

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Early Baby Tooth Loss: What To Do

Early Baby Tooth Loss: What To Do

Posted Jun 20th, 2018

Baby teeth are supposed to fall out to be replaced by permanent teeth, but sometimes they can fall out too early. Find out what to do when this happens.

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What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

Posted Apr 25th, 2018

It happens to the best of us – occasionally, we all have less than pleasant breath! This is true for children as well. Learn about the causes of bad breath in children, and how it can be prevented.

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Watch Video: Sesame Street's

Watch Video: Sesame Street's "Can't Go Wrong"

Posted Mar 28th, 2018

Elmo and his friend Abby rock out to a song about crunchy vegetables, and how great they are for your teeth, in this fun Sesame Street video clip!

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Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning: What to Expect

Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning: What to Expect

Posted Mar 14th, 2018

Your child should begin visiting the dentist twice a year starting at the eruption of the first tooth. Here’s what to expect from the first dental cleaning.

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Book Feature: Peppa Pig: The Tooth Fairy

Book Feature: Peppa Pig: The Tooth Fairy

Posted Jan 31st, 2018

Peppa Pig: The Tooth Fairy is a great introduction to why and how children lose their baby teeth!

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How To Brush With an Electric Toothbrush

How To Brush With an Electric Toothbrush

Posted Jan 17th, 2018

An electric toothbrush can make the brushing process much easier and more fun for children. Here are some tips for teaching your child how to brush with an electric toothbrush.

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Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Posted Jan 3rd, 2018

There's an app for pretty much anything you can think of these days, and that includes dental health! We’ve compiled this list of kid-friendly oral health apps that may help get your child or teen to take more of an interest in their dental health.

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What is Puberty Gingivitis?

What is Puberty Gingivitis?

Posted Dec 6th, 2017

Puberty gingivitis is an easily preventable type of gingivitis that can develop children. This oral disease is very similar to that in adults.

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An Oral Health Eggsperiment

An Oral Health Eggsperiment

Posted Nov 22nd, 2017

Here's a quick and easy dental experiment using eggs, for parents or teachers looking for a fun, hands on experiment to teach kids about dental health and facilitate discussion about the importance of oral hygiene!

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Helping Kids Develop Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

Helping Kids Develop Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

Posted Nov 8th, 2017

Helping children develop healthy oral hygiene habits that last is just as important as teaching them the correct brushing and flossing techniques. Here are some tips and ideas for helping your children develop a healthy dental hygiene routines.

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Caring for & Cleaning Mouth Guards

Caring for & Cleaning Mouth Guards

Posted Oct 25th, 2017

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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Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Posted Oct 11th, 2017

There are a few important reasons that our Burnaby children's dentists advise against using teeth whitening products for children.

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How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

Posted Aug 30th, 2017

In addition to brushing, children and teens must floss regularly (just like adults!) to keep their teeth and gums healthy. However, flossing can be tricky, and young children in particular may struggle to properly manipulate the floss. Here are some ideas to help make flossing easier for kids and teens.

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Order of Eruption: Primary Teeth

Order of Eruption: Primary Teeth

Posted Jul 19th, 2017

This handy guide from our Burnaby dentists provides the basics about teething, from when you can expect your child’s baby teeth to come in, to the order they’re going to erupt in!

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My Teething Baby is Grumpy! What Should I Do?

My Teething Baby is Grumpy! What Should I Do?

Posted Jun 21st, 2017

Teething can be quite difficult and even painful for babies. The following tips will help bring your baby some relief during this uncomfortable process.

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Taking Care of Oral Piercings: A Guide for Teens

Taking Care of Oral Piercings: A Guide for Teens

Posted Jun 7th, 2017

Tongue, lip, cheek or uvula piercings are popular among teens and adults alike. We typically advise against oral piercings, but if your teen already has one, here’s some advice for taking care of properly.

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5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

Posted May 24th, 2017

The dentist can tell a variety of things about your child’s daily life and health simply by examining his or her teeth. Here are four things you may not realize the dentist can deduce!

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Choosing a Toothbrush for Your Toddler

Choosing a Toothbrush for Your Toddler

Posted Mar 22nd, 2017

These days, toothbrushes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so you can choose one that’s just right for your toddler. Here’s a guide to get you started.

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Teaching Good Brushing Techniques: Chewable Revealing Tablets

Teaching Good Brushing Techniques: Chewable Revealing Tablets

Posted Jan 17th, 2017

When children are first learning to brush and floss, it can be hard to tell if they're getting their teeth clean enough, or missing spots. Chewable revealing tablets are a useful tool for highlighting any remaining plaque after a brushing session.

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Choosing Toothpaste & Floss for Children

Choosing Toothpaste & Floss for Children

Posted Dec 7th, 2016

Choosing the right toothpaste or floss for children is pretty simple, but there are a few points you may want to consider to make the brushing and flossing routine easier on you and your child.

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New Moms & Oral Health

New Moms & Oral Health

Posted Nov 23rd, 2016

If you're a new mom, you know that taking care of your new baby often takes precedence over taking care of yourself. While this is understandable, oral health is one area that you must not neglect - both for your own sake, and that of baby.

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