General Information & Tips

Familiarize yourself with all the important details of your child oral health, and get some great hygiene and cleaning tips and advice, too!


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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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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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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How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

How to Make Flossing Easier for Kids & Teens

Posted Dec 6th, 2017 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Children and teens need to floss regularly to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Fossing can be tricky and a bit cumbersome though, and young children in particular may struggle to properly manipulate the floss. Here are some ideas to help make flossing easier for kids and teens.

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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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What is Puberty Gingivitis?

What is Puberty Gingivitis?

Posted Oct 11th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

Puberty gingivitis is a relatively easily preventable type of gingivitis in children. This oral disease is very similar to that in adults.

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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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Helping Kids Develop Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

Helping Kids Develop Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

Posted Sep 13th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

It’s one thing to teach children brushing and flossing techniques, and another to actually help them develop healthy oral hygiene habits. Here are some tips and ideas for helping your children develop a healthy dental hygiene routine.

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Caring for & Cleaning Mouth Guards

Caring for & Cleaning Mouth Guards

Posted Aug 30th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

Whether your child uses a night mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding during sleep, or a sports mouth guard to protect her teeth and jaw during athletic activity, it’s very important to keep it clean!

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

Posted Aug 16th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

For a a couple of important reasons, our North Delta children's dentists advise against using teeth whitening products for children.

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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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Choosing a Toothbrush for Your Toddler

Choosing a Toothbrush for Your Toddler

Posted Jul 5th, 2017 in General Information

Whether you're considering a manual or electric toothbrush for your child, this guide from our North Delta children's dentists should help get you started!

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When & Why is Fluoride Treatment Necessary?

When & Why is Fluoride Treatment Necessary?

Posted Jun 21st, 2017 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Fluoride is an important component in the healthy development of children’s teeth. Here, our North Delta dentists explain why and when fluoride treatment is a good idea.

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Order of Eruption: Primary Teeth

Order of Eruption: Primary Teeth

Posted May 24th, 2017 in General Information, Pediatric Dentistry

Review this handy guide from our Langley dentists to learn when you should start expecting your child’s baby teeth to come in, and which order they’re going to erupt in!

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My Teething Baby is Grumpy! What Should I Do?

My Teething Baby is Grumpy! What Should I Do?

Posted Apr 19th, 2017 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Teething can be quite uncomfortable, and often painful, for babies. These tips will help bring your baby some relief during teething.

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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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Electric Toothbrushes For Children: What You Should Know

Electric Toothbrushes For Children: What You Should Know

Posted Feb 22nd, 2017 in General Information

For children who struggle to maintain good oral hygiene with a manual toothbrush, and electric toothbrush can be extremely helpful. Here, we discuss some of the reasons that electric toothbrushes are such useful dental hygiene tool – especially for kids.

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Teaching Good Brushing Techniques: Chewable Revealing Tablets

Teaching Good Brushing Techniques: Chewable Revealing Tablets

Posted Jan 17th, 2017 in General Information

When children first learn to brush and floss their teeth, it can be hard to tell if they're getting them clean enough, or if they're missing any spots. Chewable revealing tablets are a helpful tool for highlighting any remaining plaque after a brushing session.

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Choosing Toothpaste & Floss for Children

Choosing Toothpaste & Floss for Children

Posted Nov 9th, 2016 in General Information

Choosing the right toothpaste or floss for children is pretty simple, but there are a few points you may want to take into consideration, that could make the brushing and flossing routine easier on you and your child.

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New Moms & Oral Health

New Moms & Oral Health

Posted Oct 26th, 2016 in General Information

For many moms, taking care of a new baby tends to take precedence over taking care of themselves. This is understandable, but oral health is one area that should not be neglected - both for the mother’s sake, and for the baby’s too.

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Can Children Get Gum Disease?

Can Children Get Gum Disease?

Posted Sep 7th, 2016 in General Information

We typically think of gum disease as an issue that only older adults deal with. But children are at a risk for gum disease, too. For them, as with adults, prevention is they key to healthy gums.

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Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Child

Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Child

Posted Jul 27th, 2016 in General Information

Choosing the right toothbrush for your child depends on a variety of factors, including age, ability, and dental health needs. Follow these simple guidelines to choose the right toothbrush for your child.

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Stages of Oral Development - The Teen Years

Stages of Oral Development - The Teen Years

Posted Jul 20th, 2016 in General Information

By their early teens, most teenagers have developed almost all of their permanent teeth (except, in most cases, the wisdom teeth), and preventative oral hygiene and sometimes orthodontics will take precedence in their dental care.

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Breastfeeding & Babies' Oral Health

Breastfeeding & Babies' Oral Health

Posted Jun 29th, 2016 in General Information

While breastfeeding is not the right choice for every child and/or mother, it can have a variety of benefits when it comes to children’s oral health.

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Stages of Oral Development 6 - 12

Stages of Oral Development 6 - 12

Posted May 25th, 2016 in General Information

A lot of changes take place inside of children’s mouths between the ages of 6 and 12. By the end of this period, almost all of the permanent teeth will have erupted.

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