Pediatric Dentistry Education

Pediatric Dentistry is different from regular dentistry in some important ways. Find out all about the issues that pediatric dentists focus on when caring for children's oral health.


Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Posted Oct 11th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

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

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Order of Eruption: Primary Teeth

Order of Eruption: Primary Teeth

Posted Jul 19th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

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 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

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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When & Why is Fluoride Treatment Necessary?

When & Why is Fluoride Treatment Necessary?

Posted Mar 8th, 2017 in Pediatric Dentistry

Fluoride is an important tool in making sure children’s teeth grow extra strong and healthy. Here, our Burnaby dentists explain why and when fluoride treatment is necessary.

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Primary Tooth Decay & Why It Matters

Primary Tooth Decay & Why It Matters

Posted Feb 22nd, 2017 in Pediatric Dentistry

Primary teeth have multiple purposes. They allow children to properly chew and digest food, and they also act as guides or placeholders for the permanent teeth as they erupt.

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Lingual Braces For Teens

Lingual Braces For Teens

Posted Nov 9th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

If your teen requires orthodontic treatment, but isn’t too keen on the idea of flashing a mouthful of metal each time she smiles, lingual (behind-the-teeth) braces may be a good choice.

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 What is Tooth Decay?

What is Tooth Decay?

Posted Aug 10th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

Tooth decay (also known as cavities or caries) is an oral disease that affects the vast majority of people, both children and adults, during their lifetimes. Luckily, it’s highly preventable!

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Dental X-Rays for Children

Dental X-Rays for Children

Posted Aug 3rd, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

Dental X-Rays are a very important part of your children’s preventive dental treatment. They’re an extremely valuable diagnostic tool that allows dentists to see things in the mouth not visible to the naked eye.

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What’s the Difference Between Invisalign Teen and Invisalign for Adults?

What’s the Difference Between Invisalign Teen and Invisalign for Adults?

Posted Jul 27th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

You may be familiar with Invisalign, a brand of clear aligners that straighten teeth without metal or wires. But Invisalign makes a line geared toward teenagers, and today we’d like to highlight a few of the things that make Invisalign Teen different.

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Dental Sealants for Children

Dental Sealants for Children

Posted Jun 1st, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of children’s back teeth in order to prevent tooth decay, and keep their smiles healthy.

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How Dental Technology Helps Kids Feel Better at the Dentist

How Dental Technology Helps Kids Feel Better at the Dentist

Posted Apr 27th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

Many of the advances in dental technology are not only improving the quality of care your child receives when you the dentist, they’re also making the experience itself more comfortable and less time consuming, too.

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Orthodontics Options for Teens

Orthodontics Options for Teens

Posted Apr 13th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

There's a good chance that your teen isn’t particularly ecstatic about getting braces! Luckily though, orthodontics has come a long way, and these days there is a wide variety of low profile, convenient, and nearly invisible options to choose from.

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All About Wisdom Teeth

All About Wisdom Teeth

Posted Mar 9th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

While most people don’t remember much about when their baby teeth were replaced by permanent teeth, most adults do remember when their last set of permanent molars – their wisdom teeth – came in!

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How Safe is Sedation For Children?

How Safe is Sedation For Children?

Posted Jan 13th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

At Smile Town Dentistry in Langley, our dentists recommend sedation for children who feel a great deal of anxiety when it comes to dental care.

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The Risks of Oral Piercings for Teens

The Risks of Oral Piercings for Teens

Posted Dec 2nd, 2015 in Health & Nutrition, Pediatric Dentistry

Tongue and lip piercings are extremely popular among teenagers and young adults. Unfortunately, there are many oral health risks associated with piercings that can cause a lot of harm, both in the short and long term.

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Is Fluoride Really Safe?

Is Fluoride Really Safe?

Posted Nov 11th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Fluoride sometimes gets bad press for being dangerous for children’s health. Here are some facts about fluoride to help set your mind at ease.

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Children & Orthodontics

Children & Orthodontics

Posted Oct 1st, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Orthodontic evaluation and treatment for children is vitally important to their future oral health.

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Dental Care for Kids with Special Needs

Dental Care for Kids with Special Needs

Posted Sep 17th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

According to statistics Canada, over 200, 000 children in Canada are living with disabilities. Understandably, parents of children with special needs often have concerns about dental care for their children.

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