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What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

Posted Feb 28th, 2018 in General Information, Health & Nutrition, Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

It happens to the best of us – occasionally, we all have less than pleasant smells coming out of our mouths! 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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Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning: What to Expect

Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning: What to Expect

Posted Jan 17th, 2018 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry, Preparing Your Child

Ideally, your child should begin visiting the dentist every 6 months starting at the eruption of the first tooth. Here’s what to expect from the first dental cleaning.

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Treats for Kids with Braces

Treats for Kids with Braces

Posted Jan 3rd, 2018 in General Information, Health & Nutrition

It is perfectly fine to allow treats as part of your children's diet – in moderation. With good oral hygiene, the occasional treat is not a problem, even for kids with braces!

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How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

Posted Dec 6th, 2017 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Children and teens need to floss regularly to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Fossing can be tricky and a bit cumbersome though, and young children in particular may struggle to properly manipulate the floss. Here are some ideas to help make flossing easier for kids and teens.

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SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

Posted Nov 22nd, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

In the Karma Wilson's book, Bear's Loose Tooth, Bear discovers he has a loose tooth and feels a little worried about it! Good thing his friends are there to help him remain calm.

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What is Puberty Gingivitis?

What is Puberty Gingivitis?

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

Puberty gingivitis is a relatively easily preventable type of gingivitis in children. This oral disease is very similar to that in adults.

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An Oral Health Eggsperiment

An Oral Health Eggsperiment

Posted Sep 27th, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

For parents or teachers looking for a fun, hands on experiment to teach kids about dental health and facilitate discussion about the importance of oral hygiene, here’s a quick and easy idea using eggs!

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Helping Kids Develop Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

Helping Kids Develop Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

Posted Sep 13th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

It’s one thing to teach children brushing and flossing techniques, and another to actually help them develop healthy oral hygiene habits. Here are some tips and ideas for helping your children develop a healthy dental hygiene routine.

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Caring for & Cleaning Mouth Guards

Caring for & Cleaning Mouth Guards

Posted Aug 30th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

Whether your child uses a night mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding during sleep, or a sports mouth guard to protect her teeth and jaw during athletic activity, it’s very important to keep it clean!

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Posted Aug 16th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

For a a couple of important reasons, our North Delta children's dentists advise against using teeth whitening products for children.

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