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.


My teen wants a tongue piercing, is it safe?

My teen wants a tongue piercing, is it safe?

Posted Sep 30th, 2019

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. 

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Is dental sedation safe for children?

Is dental sedation safe for children?

Posted Sep 19th, 2019

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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When should my child have their first dentist appointment?

When should my child have their first dentist appointment?

Posted Aug 20th, 2019

As soon the first baby teeth erupt, children need dental care. This may seem surprisingly young, but there are many good reasons that your child should visit the dentist early. 

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Baby’s First Year of Oral Health: Tips for Parents

Baby’s First Year of Oral Health: Tips for Parents

Posted Nov 13th, 2018

Here are a few tips for parents from out Smile Town North Delta children’s dentist on how to handle baby’s first year of oral health.

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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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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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Preventing Dental Fluorosis in Children

Preventing Dental Fluorosis in Children

Posted Feb 28th, 2018

Find out how you can prevent dental fluorosis in your kids while still making sure they reap the benefits of fluoride.

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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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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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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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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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When & Why is Fluoride Treatment Necessary?

When & Why is Fluoride Treatment Necessary?

Posted Mar 8th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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