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.
Tips and Information For Parents
As parents, you have many questions and concerns about your children's oral health. Here, we share lots of useful tips and insights that will help you stay informed about your kid's long-term dental health.
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.
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.
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.
Every child's smile is unique, but if you suspect that your child needs orthodontic treatment you're probably wondering when the best time to begin treatment is. Here's a little from our Burnaby children's dentist on when to seek orthodontic treatment for your child.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to establishing great oral healthcare routines with your child it's never to early! Here, our children's dentists share some ideas for how to help make oral health fun for your little one.
Teething is a normal process that all children go through. Baby's first teeth need to break through the gums, which can be painful and distressing. Here, our children's dentists explain the signs and symptoms of teething and offer a few ideas on how to cope with them.
Do your kids hate to brush their teeth? Here are a few tips from our Smile Town dentists to help make brushing more fun for your child.
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.
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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