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Fruit Juice & Your Child's Teeth

Fruit Juice & Your Child's Teeth

You may be surprised to learn that even unsweetened fruit juice is packed with sugars and acids that can damage your child's teeth. Today our Delta children’s dentists explain why they advise against serving fruit juice to children.

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Is fluoride safe for children?

Is fluoride safe for children?

When discussing their child's oral health, concerned parents often ask our Delta children's dentists if fluoride is really safe for children. Here's more on what fluoride is and how fluoride is used to help keep young smiles healthy.

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Oral Health-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

Oral Health-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

Here are a few ideas to try if you’re in a bit of a rut when it comes to including oral health-friendly snacks to your child’s lunchbox.

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Dairy-Free Calcium Sources for Kids

Dairy-Free Calcium Sources for Kids

While milk and other dairy products are great sources of many different nutrients, including calcium, some kids either can't or won't eat enough dairy foods to get the calcium they need.

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Identifying & Avoiding Sugar in Packaged Foods

Identifying & Avoiding Sugar in Packaged Foods

Sugar is one of the main culprits when it comes to tooth decay, and many of us try to avoid it for that reason. But sugar is sometimes hidden in certain packaged foods that you may not expect – here’s how to identify it.

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Early Baby Tooth Loss: What To Do

Early Baby Tooth Loss: What To Do

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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The Problem with Fruit Juice

The Problem with Fruit Juice

You probably know that pop is bad for your teeth because of the acids and sugars it contains. But it may surprise you to learn that our North Delta children’s dentists advise patients to drink fruit juices in moderation for the same reason!

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What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

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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Treats for Kids with Braces

Treats for Kids with Braces

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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5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

Sugar can be bad news when it comes to oral health, and it should be consumed in moderation to avoid cavities. But that doesn't mean you have to neglect your sweet tooth! Try these 5 low-sugar sweet treats instead.

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