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Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning: What to Expect

Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning: What to Expect

Posted Jan 17th, 2018 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry, Preparing Your Child

Ideally, your child should begin visiting the dentist every 6 months starting at the eruption of the first tooth. Here’s what to expect from the first dental cleaning.

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Book Feature: Open Wide, Tooth School Inside

Book Feature: Open Wide, Tooth School Inside

Posted Dec 20th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

The book Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller is a funny but informative introduction to teeth for children.

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SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

Posted Nov 22nd, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

In the Karma Wilson's book, Bear's Loose Tooth, Bear discovers he has a loose tooth and feels a little worried about it! Good thing his friends are there to help him remain calm.

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Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Posted Nov 8th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

There's an app for just about everything these days, including dental health! We’ve compiled this list of kid-friendly oral health apps that may help get your child or teen to take more of an interest in dental health.

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4 More Great YouTube Videos For Kids About Dental Health

4 More Great YouTube Videos For Kids About Dental Health

Posted Oct 25th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

To get your kids ready for a visit to the dentist, it can help to have a variety of fun resources at your disposal. The following dental health videos are some of our recent favourites on YouTube.

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An Oral Health Eggsperiment

An Oral Health Eggsperiment

Posted Sep 27th, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

For parents or teachers looking for a fun, hands on experiment to teach kids about dental health and facilitate discussion about the importance of oral hygiene, here’s a quick and easy idea using eggs!

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A “Health Minute” with Grover & Kermit the Frog

A “Health Minute” with Grover & Kermit the Frog

Posted Aug 2nd, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

At SmileTown North Delta, we love to share fun ways for parents to prepare their children for visiting the dentist. This Sesame Street clip, featuring Grover and Kermit the Frog, will have parents and children alike giggling.

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Taking Care of Oral Piercings: A Guide for Teens

Taking Care of Oral Piercings: A Guide for Teens

Posted Apr 5th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

Tongue, lip, cheek or uvula piercings have long been popular among teens and adults. We advise against oral piercing because of the dental health risks they present, but if your teen already has one, here’s some advice for taking care of it to preserve his or her oral health.

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Fun Dental Facts to Share with Your Kids

Fun Dental Facts to Share with Your Kids

Posted Mar 8th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

We’re always looking for new ways to make dental health interesting and fun for kids, so that they’re more likely to take an active role in their oral health. Here are a few fun dental facts to share with your kids!

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Poems & Songs for Kids About Visiting the Dentist

Poems & Songs for Kids About Visiting the Dentist

Posted Feb 8th, 2017 in Preparing Your Child

When preparing your children for a visit to the dentist, books and other media can be very helpful in putting them at ease. Here are some fun, funny and educational poems and songs that you and your child can read or sing together!

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