Pediatric Dentistry Education

Pediatric Dentistry differs from regular dentistry in some important ways. Here, you'll learn all about the issues that pediatric dentists focus on when caring for children's oral health.


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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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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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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Primary Tooth Decay & Why It Matters

Primary Tooth Decay & Why It Matters

Posted Jun 7th, 2017 in Pediatric Dentistry

Primary teeth serve multiple purposes, including allowing children to chew and digest food, and acting as guides or placeholders for the permanent teeth as they erupt.

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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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Lingual Braces For Teens

Lingual Braces For Teens

Posted Dec 23rd, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

Most teens aren't too thrilled about the idea of flashing a mouthful of metal each time they smiles. For many teenagers, lingual (behind-the-teeth) braces can be a great orthodontic treatment alternative to traditional braces.

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 What is Tooth Decay?

What is Tooth Decay?

Posted Sep 28th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

Tooth decay (also known as cavities or caries) is a common but highly preventable oral disease that affects most people, both children and adults, at one point or another during their lifetimes.

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Dental X-Rays for Children

Dental X-Rays for Children

Posted Sep 21st, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

Dental X-Rays are essential to preventive dental treatment children and adults alike. These valuable diagnostic tools that allow dentists to see things in the mouth not visible to the naked eye, and prevent problems from developing.

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What’s the Difference Between Invisalign Teen and Invisalign for Adults?

What’s the Difference Between Invisalign Teen and Invisalign for Adults?

Posted Sep 14th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

Invisalign makes a line geared toward specifically to the needs of teenagers, and today we’d like to review a few of the things that make Invisalign Teen different from the original.

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How Dental Technology Helps Kids Feel Better at the Dentist

How Dental Technology Helps Kids Feel Better at the Dentist

Posted Jul 13th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

Many of the advances in dental technology are not only improving the quality of care your child receives when you the dentist, they’re also making the experience itself more comfortable and less time consuming, too.

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The Benefits of Invisalign Teen

The Benefits of Invisalign Teen

Posted Jun 8th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

Invisalign clear aligners are a very popular choice for teeth straightening among teenagers. Today, we’d like to explore exactly why this orthodontic option is such a great one for teens.

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Dental Sealants for Children

Dental Sealants for Children

Posted May 4th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of children’s back teeth in order to prevent tooth decay, and keep their smiles healthy.

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Orthodontics Options for Teens

Orthodontics Options for Teens

Posted Mar 16th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

If your teen needs braces, chances are he or she isn’t all too thrilled about it! Fortunately, Orthodontics has come a long way in recent years, and there are many low profile, convenient, and practically invisible options to choose from.

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All About Wisdom Teeth

All About Wisdom Teeth

Posted Feb 10th, 2016 in Pediatric Dentistry

While most people don’t remember much about when their baby teeth were replaced by permanent teeth, most adults do remember when their last set of permanent molars – their wisdom teeth – came in!

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Is Fluoride Really Safe?

Is Fluoride Really Safe?

Posted Jan 27th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Fluoride sometimes gets bad press for being dangerous for children’s health. Here are some facts about fluoride to help set your mind at ease.

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The Risks of Oral Piercings for Teens

The Risks of Oral Piercings for Teens

Posted Jan 20th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Tongue and lip piercings are extremely popular among teenagers and young adults. Unfortunately, there are many oral health risks associated with piercings that can cause a lot of harm, both in the short and long term.

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How Safe is Sedation For Children?

How Safe is Sedation For Children?

Posted Dec 16th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

At Smile Town North Delta, our dentists recommend sedation in situations where children feel a great deal of anxiety about their dental care, or have special needs that would otherwise make sustained oral care impossible.

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Orthodontics For Children

Orthodontics For Children

Posted Oct 15th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Early Orthodontic evaluation and treatment is vitally important to children's oral health. The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should see an orthodontist for the first time by the age of 7.

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Dentistry for Children with Special Needs

Dentistry for Children with Special Needs

Posted Oct 7th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Statistics Canada says that more than 200,000 children in Canada are living with disabilities. Parents of children with special needs often have concerns and questions about dental care for their children.

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