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!


Dental Care For Children With Special Needs

Dental Care For Children With Special Needs

Some parents of children with special needs may experience anxiety or have questions about their child's dental care and experience. Here, our Smile Town North Delta dentists walk you through our process and experience working with children with a whole range of special needs. 

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5 Oral Health-Friendly Dinner Ideas

5 Oral Health-Friendly Dinner Ideas

While brushing and flossing are key to maintaining good oral health, the food you eat plays a significant role in keeping your smile healthy. Here, we at Smile Town North Delta propose 5 ideas for making your dinners more oral health-friendly.

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Relieving Dental Fear & Anxiety in Children

Relieving Dental Fear & Anxiety in Children

Every child has different needs when it comes to dental care. Some simply feel more anxious or afraid of visiting the dentist than others. Here, our Smile Town North Delta dentists suggest some techniques for you to relieve your child's dental anxiety leading up to and during dental appointments. 

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Fun & Silly Tooth & Dental Health Products on Amazon.ca

Fun & Silly Tooth & Dental Health Products on Amazon.ca

Smile Town North Delta has selected their favourite handy (and sometimes silly) dental tools and toys from Amazon.ca to help promote your child's oral health!

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Brushing & Flossing Tips for Kids & Parents

Brushing & Flossing Tips for Kids & Parents

Brushing and flossing are the foundation of you and your kid's oral hygiene. But how can you be sure that your child's teeth are getting the proper daily care they need? Our Smile Town North Delta dentists offer some tips for improving kids' (and parents'!) daily oral health routine.

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Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Although they will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth, primary teeth (or baby teeth) play key roles in your child's longterm dental health. Today our Smiletown North Delta dentists walk through why primary tooth decay matters and how you can prevent it in your child.

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Cavity Prevention for Kids

Cavity Prevention for Kids

Dental care that kids receive over the course of their childhood is important to promoting lifelong oral health. There are many methods you can use to prevent cavities (or tooth decay) in your child's teeth, and our Smiletown North Delta dentists are here to make a few recommendations.

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3 Books to Read to Your Kids Before Visiting the Dentist

3 Books to Read to Your Kids Before Visiting the Dentist

Dentist appointments can sometimes cause children to feel discomfort. One way for them to overcome this is by understanding what happens at the dentist. Here are 3 books you can read with your child to help them mentally prepare!

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5 School Lunch Ideas to Promote Your Child's Oral Health

5 School Lunch Ideas to Promote Your Child's Oral Health

When it comes to your kid's oral health, not all lunch foods are created equal. Here are 5 ideas for packing your child's school lunch that, along with regular brushing and flossing, will help promote oral health!

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How To Choose The Right Toothpaste For Your Child

How To Choose The Right Toothpaste For Your Child

When deciding on the right toothpaste for your child, the first point to consider is their age. Here are a few tips from our North Delta children's dentists on how to choose the best toothpaste for your kids.

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Happy Songs to Keep Your Kids Brushing

Happy Songs to Keep Your Kids Brushing

While the Canadian Dental Association recommends that children and adults brush their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day, our North Delta children's dentists know that 2 minutes can be a long time for a small child. That's why we thought we'd share a 3 fun songs to motivate your child to keep brushing.

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Book Feature: Doctor De Soto

Book Feature: Doctor De Soto

In this fun children's story mouse dentist Doctor De Soto and his assistant find ingenious ways to help a sly fox with a toothache, in spite of the possible danger. 

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Help! My special needs child needs to see a dentist.

Help! My special needs child needs to see a dentist.

Statistics Canada estimates that more than 200,000 children in Canada are living with disabilities. Here our Delta dentists share some tips on choosing the right dentist for your special needs child, and dental care options that are available to help get your child the care they need.

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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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Fruit Juice & Your Child's Teeth

Fruit Juice & Your Child's Teeth

You may be surprised to learn that even unsweetened fruit juice is packed with sugars and acids that can damage your child's teeth. Today our Delta children’s dentists explain why they advise against serving fruit juice to children.

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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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What is Phased Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment?

What is Phased Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment?

Phased interceptive orthodontics allows dentists to begin orthodontic treatment early in order to take advantage of your child's ongoing oral development. Our Delta children's dentists explain how Phase 1 treatment can benefit young smiles.

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Is fluoride safe for children?

Is fluoride safe for children?

When discussing their child's oral health, concerned parents often ask our Delta children's dentists if fluoride is really safe for children. Here's more on what fluoride is and how fluoride is used to help keep young smiles healthy.

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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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Is dental sedation safe for children?

Is dental sedation safe for children?

If your child is scheduled to undergo a long complex procedure, or if your child is very young, nervous or has special needs, your dentist may recommend dental sedation. Here's more from our Delta children's dentist on dental sedation for kids.

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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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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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