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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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