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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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Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Switching to a bamboo toothbrush can be an easy way to reduce the amount of plastic at home. These eco-friendly toothbrushes can be suitable for kids too. Here's a little on how to choose a toothbrush for your child.

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Help, my child won't stop thumb sucking!

Help, my child won't stop thumb sucking!

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?

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?

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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