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Dairy-Free Calcium Sources for Kids

Dairy-Free Calcium Sources for Kids

Posted Sep 4th, 2018 in Health & Nutrition, Helpful Tips for Parents

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

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in General Information, Health & Nutrition

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

Posted Apr 25th, 2018 in General Information, Health & Nutrition, Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

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

Posted Apr 11th, 2018 in Health & Nutrition

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?

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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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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5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

Posted Jul 19th, 2017 in General Information, Health & Nutrition

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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3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

Posted May 10th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

We all know that sugar, in the form of things candy, pop and other sweets, can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth. But there are hidden sugars lurking in some unexpected places; here are just a few.

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5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

Posted Mar 22nd, 2017 in General Information, Health & Nutrition

Your child’s dentist can tell a variety of things about your child’s daily life and health simply by examining his or her teeth. Here are four things you may not realize the dentist can deduce!

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Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Posted Jan 3rd, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

Parents often ask our dentists whether or not sugar substitutes have and adverse effect on oral health like real sugar does. The short answer is no, but read on to find out more.

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