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Can using a pacifier affect my baby's oral health?

Can using a pacifier affect my baby's oral health?

Posted Dec 10th, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents

Abnormal tooth development and dental issues in your baby's developing mouth can result from extended use of pacifiers or soothers, however there are some benefits to their use. Here's more on the pros and cons of pacifiers. 

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What to Do if Your Child is Afraid of the Dentist

What to Do if Your Child is Afraid of the Dentist

Posted Nov 13th, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

A trip to the dentist can be especially frightening for some children. If your child is afraid to visit the dentist there are a few ways that you can help to reduce their dental anxiety. 

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When does my child need fluoride?

When does my child need fluoride?

Posted Oct 28th, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents

A child's need for fluoride should be determined by your dentist based on your child's age and risk of tooth decay. Here, our Delta children's dentist explains more about children and fluoride. 

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Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Posted Oct 15th, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents

Switching to a bamboo toothbrush can be an easy way to reduce the amount of plastic at home. These eco-friendly toothbrushes can be suitable for kids too. Here's a little on how to choose a toothbrush for your child.

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Help, my child won't stop thumb sucking!

Help, my child won't stop thumb sucking!

Posted Oct 1st, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents

Thumb sucking is a natural reflex, that can help babies feel safe and happy, but persistent, vigorous thumb sucking can lead to a number of dental problems. Here are a few tips to help you break your child's thumb sucking habit.

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When can my child have orthodontic treatment?

When can my child have orthodontic treatment?

Posted Sep 19th, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

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 Delta children's dentist on when to seek orthodontic treatment for your child. 

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Homemade Toothpaste for Kids: Good or Bad?

Homemade Toothpaste for Kids: Good or Bad?

Posted Sep 3rd, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents

If you're a do-it-yourselfer, you may be wondering if it's a good idea to to make homemade toothpaste. Here, our children's dentist share what you need to know before you get started on your next project.

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Does my child need a mouth guard?

Does my child need a mouth guard?

Posted Aug 20th, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Mouth guards are recommended for children who play any sport that may cause them to sustain an injury to the face, mouth, or head. Custom mouth guards available from your dentist are the best option to protect your child's teeth. 

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When to Stop Using the Baby Bottle and Why

When to Stop Using the Baby Bottle and Why

Posted Jul 23rd, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents

Bottle use can lead to cavities and other health risks for children. Our Burnaby Children's dentists recommend that children give up baby bottles entirely by the time they are 12 months old, here's why. 

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The Early Years: Oral Health For Children Ages 0-3

The Early Years: Oral Health For Children Ages 0-3

Posted Jul 9th, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents

You are starting habits that will last them all their lives, when you begin helping children to take good care of their teeth. Here, our Delta children's dentists share some tips on how to care for your little one’s oral health from birth to 3 years old.

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