Feeling nervous about visiting the dentist is very common for adults and children alike! Here’s some advice for how you, as a parent, can help your children feel better about her upcoming appointment.
Preparing Your Child For Dental Care
The better prepared for a dental appointment a child is, the more smoothly it'll go. Here, can peruse all sorts of tips and advice on helping your child feel as comfortable as possible with dental care.
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.
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.
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.
In the book "Arthur's Tooth", by Marc Brown, Arthur watches as all his friends get visits from the tooth fairy, while his own loose baby tooth just refuses to fall out!
Here on the Smile Town North Delta blog, we often share our favourite books about dental health and visiting the dentist, so that you, in turn, can share them with your child. But did you know that many of these books are also featured is some really great Youtube read-alouds?
Teeth: they certainly come in handy any time you need to chew or smile! The Tooth Book by the ever popular Dr. Suess, teaches kids all about the things their teeth can do, and how to take care of them, too!
Here on the SmileTown North Delta blog, we like to recommend lots of different children’s books about dental health and oral hygiene. Today, we’d like to share a couple of great Youtube videos about dental health for children.
You may find that your children's expectations about dentistry and dental care can be quite different from your own, and that taking a hands-off approach can sometimes go a long way in making those first appointments go well.
Smile Town Book Club: ‘Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World’ by Selby B. Beeler
The tooth fairy myth has been helping get North American children interested and engaged in their oral health for decades. Learn about other traditions children around the world participate in when they loose their teeth.
To help prepare children for when their first teeth fall out, pick up a copy of My Wobbly Tooth Must Never Ever Fall Out, by Lauren Child today!
Melvin the Magnificent Molar by Julia Cook is for kids ages 3 and up. They'll learn all about their teeth, and how to take care of them!
There’s lot’s of advice out there telling parents how to talk to their children about visiting the dentist. Today, we’re here to tell you what not to say!
A new feature for the SmileTown North Delta Blog, the SmileTown Book Club Series features comforting, informative, and engaging children's books about visiting the dentist.
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