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.


Fun Tooth-Themed & Dental Health Products on Amazon

Fun Tooth-Themed & Dental Health Products on Amazon

Posted Nov 29th, 2018

From fun (or maybe a bit silly) tooth-themed items to helpful oral hygiene tools, here's Smile Town North Delta's favourite tooth-themed, kid-friendly products available right now on Amazon.ca.

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My kids hate brushing. What should I do?

My kids hate brushing. What should I do?

Posted Nov 13th, 2018

Do your kids hate brushing their teeth? Here are a few tips to help make brushing more appealing to your child.

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Weird Ingredients They Used to Put in Toothpaste

Weird Ingredients They Used to Put in Toothpaste

Posted Oct 16th, 2018

The toothpaste you recognize in the pharmacy today is very different from what people used to use to clean their teeth. Here are just a few of the weird ingredients that were once in toothpaste that you can share with your child!

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Book: You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

Book: You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

Posted Oct 2nd, 2018

You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt is the essential guide for every kid who loses a tooth!

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Baby’s First Year of Oral Health: Tips for Parents

Baby’s First Year of Oral Health: Tips for Parents

Posted Sep 18th, 2018

Here are a few tips for parents from out Smile Town North Delta children’s dentist on how to handle baby’s first year of oral health.

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How To Brush With an Electric Toothbrush

How To Brush With an Electric Toothbrush

Posted Jun 20th, 2018

An electric toothbrush can make the brushing teeth easier and more fun for children. Here are some tips for teaching your child how to brush with an electric toothbrush.

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Book Feature: Peppa Pig: The Tooth Fairy

Book Feature: Peppa Pig: The Tooth Fairy

Posted May 9th, 2018

Peppa Pig: The Tooth Fairy is a fun and funny introduction to why and how children lose their baby teeth. Read it with your child today!

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How To Help If Your Child Is Nervous About Visiting the Dentist

How To Help If Your Child Is Nervous About Visiting the Dentist

Posted Mar 14th, 2018

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.

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The Weird History of Dentistry

The Weird History of Dentistry

Posted Feb 14th, 2018

Teach your kids a little bit about where dentistry came from, and how it has changed over thousands of years of history!

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Watch Video: Sesame Street's

Watch Video: Sesame Street's "Can't Go Wrong"

Posted Jan 31st, 2018

In this video, Elmo and his friend Abby rock out to a song about crunchy vegetables, and how great they are for your teeth!

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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

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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Book Feature: Open Wide, Tooth School Inside

Book Feature: Open Wide, Tooth School Inside

Posted Dec 20th, 2017

The book Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller is a funny but informative introduction to teeth for children.

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SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

Posted Nov 22nd, 2017

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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Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Oral Health Apps for Kids & Teens

Posted Nov 8th, 2017

There's an app for just about everything these days, including dental health! We’ve compiled this list of kid-friendly oral health apps that may help get your child or teen to take more of an interest in dental health.

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4 More Great YouTube Videos For Kids About Dental Health

4 More Great YouTube Videos For Kids About Dental Health

Posted Oct 25th, 2017

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.

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An Oral Health Eggsperiment

An Oral Health Eggsperiment

Posted Sep 27th, 2017

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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A “Health Minute” with Grover & Kermit the Frog

A “Health Minute” with Grover & Kermit the Frog

Posted Aug 2nd, 2017

At SmileTown North Delta, we love to share fun ways for parents to prepare their children for visiting the dentist. This Sesame Street clip, featuring Grover and Kermit the Frog, will have parents and children alike giggling.

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Taking Care of Oral Piercings: A Guide for Teens

Taking Care of Oral Piercings: A Guide for Teens

Posted Apr 5th, 2017

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.

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Fun Dental Facts to Share with Your Kids

Fun Dental Facts to Share with Your Kids

Posted Mar 8th, 2017

We’re always looking for new ways to make dental health interesting and fun for kids, so that they’re more likely to take an active role in their oral health. Here are a few fun dental facts to share with your kids!

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Poems & Songs for Kids About Visiting the Dentist

Poems & Songs for Kids About Visiting the Dentist

Posted Feb 8th, 2017

When preparing your children for a visit to the dentist, books and other media can be very helpful in putting them at ease. Here are some fun, funny and educational poems and songs that you and your child can read or sing together!

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Smile Town Book Club: Arthur’s Tooth, by Marc Brown

Smile Town Book Club: Arthur’s Tooth, by Marc Brown

Posted Dec 7th, 2016

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!

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Dental Books For Kids: YouTube Read Alouds

Dental Books For Kids: YouTube Read Alouds

Posted Nov 23rd, 2016

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?

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Smile Town Book Club: The Tooth Book, By Dr. Suess

Smile Town Book Club: The Tooth Book, By Dr. Suess

Posted Aug 31st, 2016

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!

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A Few Great Youtube Videos About Dental Health for Kids

A Few Great Youtube Videos About Dental Health for Kids

Posted Aug 24th, 2016

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.

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Great Expectations: Prepare Your Child for the Dentist with a Hands-Off Approach

Great Expectations: Prepare Your Child for the Dentist with a Hands-Off Approach

Posted Aug 17th, 2016

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.

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