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How To Teach You Child To Brush Their Teeth

How To Teach You Child To Brush Their Teeth

Teaching your child how to clean their teeth properly can help to set good oral hygiene habits for a lifetime. Our Delta children's dentists share some tips for parents on teaching your child to brush properly at each stage in their development.

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Delightful Video for Young Children on How to Brush Your Teeth

Delightful Video for Young Children on How to Brush Your Teeth

Our Delta children's dentists know your young child will enjoy watching as Peppa Pig and her little brother George go step-by-step through the process of brushing their teeth. Oral hygiene for little ones made fun.

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Fun 2 Minute Timers to Keep Your Kids Brushing

Fun 2 Minute Timers to Keep Your Kids Brushing

Our children's dentists at SmileTown North Delta know that it can be a struggle to keep your kids brushing for 2 full minutes recommended by the Canadian Dental Association. That's why we have found 2 fun timers that may help you to keep your child happily brushing for two full minutes.

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Beautiful Pop-Up Books that Teach Children to Brush

Beautiful Pop-Up Books that Teach Children to Brush

It can be challenging for parents to find fun and engaging ways to teeth children how to care for their teeth. That's why our Delta children's dentists have sought out some exciting and fun books to help encourage children to care for their developing smiles.

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When should my child have their first dental appointment?

When should my child have their first dental appointment?

Dental care should begin as soon as your baby's first primary teeth erupt. Today our Delta childrens' dentist shares the benefits of bringing your child to the dentist early in life. 

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My teen wants a tongue piercing, is it safe?

My teen wants a tongue piercing, is it safe?

Teens love to find new ways to express their individuality, but some teen style trends are riskier than others. If your teen wants a tongue, cheek or lip piercing here are a few things you should know.

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

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

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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Will Sippy cups harm my child's teeth?

Will Sippy cups harm my child's teeth?

When infants are ready to transition away from breast or bottle feeding, many well-meaning parents offer their child a sippy cup as a next step. However, you may want to skip the sippy cup to help protect your child's teeth. Here's why...

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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

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?

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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