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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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What to do If Your Teen Refuses to go to the Dentist

What to do If Your Teen Refuses to go to the Dentist

Posted Jul 4th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents

If your teen stubbornly refuses to visit the dentist remember that oral hygiene is a battle worth fighting! Here's some tips to help you win.

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Ways to Manage Your Child's Behaviour At The Dentist

Ways to Manage Your Child's Behaviour At The Dentist

Posted May 21st, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

There are a number of ways that you can help manage your child's behaviour and ease your child's fears around visiting the dentist. Here are a few tips from our children’s dentists about what to do before, during and after your child's dental appointments.

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Tips for Choosing a Toothbrush for Your Toddler

Tips for Choosing a Toothbrush for Your Toddler

Posted May 7th, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents

Here is a guide from our Delta children's dentists to help choose a toothbrush for your child, whether you're considering a manual or electric model.

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Going to the Dentist with an Autistic Child

Going to the Dentist with an Autistic Child

Posted Apr 9th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry, Preparing Your Child

A trip to the dentist with an autistic child can be stressful for both the child and parent. But don't fret, there are steps you can take to create for a positive dental experience for everyone. Here, our dentists explain. 

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