Oral Health & Nutrition

Nutrition is funamental to maintaining your child's dental health. Learn all about what children should – and should not – eat, for optimal oral health.


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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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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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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Oral Health-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

Oral Health-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

Here are a few ideas to try if you’re in a bit of a rut when it comes to including oral health-friendly snacks to your child’s lunchbox.

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Dairy-Free Calcium Sources for Kids

Dairy-Free Calcium Sources for Kids

While milk and other dairy products are great sources of many different nutrients, including calcium, some kids either can't or won't eat enough dairy foods to get the calcium they need.

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Identifying & Avoiding Sugar in Packaged Foods

Identifying & Avoiding Sugar in Packaged Foods

Sugar is one of the main culprits when it comes to tooth decay, and many of us try to avoid it for that reason. But sugar is sometimes hidden in certain packaged foods that you may not expect – here’s how to identify it.

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Early Baby Tooth Loss: What To Do

Early Baby Tooth Loss: What To Do

Baby teeth are supposed to fall out to be replaced by permanent teeth, but sometimes they can fall out too early. Find out what to do when this happens.

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The Problem with Fruit Juice

The Problem with Fruit Juice

You probably know that pop is bad for your teeth because of the acids and sugars it contains. But it may surprise you to learn that our North Delta children’s dentists advise patients to drink fruit juices in moderation for the same reason!

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What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

What Causes Bad Breath in Children?

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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Treats for Kids with Braces

Treats for Kids with Braces

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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5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

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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3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

We all know that sugar, in the form of things candy, pop and other sweets, can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth. But there are hidden sugars lurking in some unexpected places; here are just a few.

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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

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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Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Parents often ask our dentists whether or not sugar substitutes have and adverse effect on oral health like real sugar does. The short answer is no, but read on to find out more.

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How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

Pop is a fun treat that most children can enjoy occasionally with no negative impact on oral health. But pop should definitely only be an occasional treat, as it can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth when consumed in excess!

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5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

While there is no replacement for daily brushing and flossing when it comes to keeping your children’s teeth healthy and clean, there are a few different types of food that can help!

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Hydration & Oral Health

Hydration & Oral Health

It may surprise you to learn that many people, and even children, are continually mildly dehydrated day to day. This can have serious oral health consequences.

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Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Dairy products are probably the most commonly known source of calcium, and they’re very kid-friendly, too. But if dairy isn’t an option for your child, there are many good sources of calcium out there that are dairy-free.

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Sugar & Tooth Decay

Sugar & Tooth Decay

While most people know that sugar causes tooth decay, many people don’t completely understand how exactly that works. And they also often don’t realize how much sugar they’re really consuming.

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 Protein & Oral Health

Protein & Oral Health

Most people know that calcium is an important part of keeping growing teeth strong and healthy. However, there are many other dietary elements that are important to the good oral health of children, and protein is one of them.

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Vitamins & Minerals for Good Oral Health

Vitamins & Minerals for Good Oral Health

Many of the same vitamins and minerals necessary for children's general health are an equally important part of their oral health. The following vitamins and minerals will help keep your children’s teeth and gums strong and healthy.

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Healthy Party Treats For Kids

Healthy Party Treats For Kids

Many parents struggle to find oral health-friendly treats and snacks to serve at their kids’ birthday parties that are also fun and appetizing. The following suggestions are sure to be a hit with adults and children alike!

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Are Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth?

Are Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth?

There is a common misconception that sports drinks are a healthier choice than other common drinks, such as pop or fruit juice, but in fact, they can cause serious damage to your teeth.

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Calcium & Oral Health

Calcium & Oral Health

Including calcium-rich foods and beverages, such as dairy products and dark leafy greens, in your child’s diet can have many long-term health benefits, particularly in terms of oral health.

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Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

A great way to curb your children’s sugar intake during the Christmas time is to provide some healthier festive alternatives now and again. Here are some of our favorite ideas!

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