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.


SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

SmileTown Book Club: Bear’s Loose Tooth

Posted Nov 22nd, 2017 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

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 in Preparing Your Child

There's an app for just about everything these days, including dental health! We’ve compiled this list of kid-friendly oral...

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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 in Preparing Your Child

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 in General Information, Preparing Your Child

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 in Preparing Your Child

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 in Preparing Your Child

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 in Preparing Your Child

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 in Preparing Your Child

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 Preparing Your Child

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 in Preparing Your Child

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 in Preparing Your Child

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 in Preparing Your Child

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 in Preparing Your Child

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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Smile Town Book Club: ‘Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World’ by Selby B. Beeler

Smile Town Book Club: ‘Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World’ by Selby B. Beeler

Posted Jun 22nd, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

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.

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Smile Town Book Club: My Wobbly Tooth Must Never Ever Fall Out, by Lauren Child

Smile Town Book Club: My Wobbly Tooth Must Never Ever Fall Out, by Lauren Child

Posted Jun 15th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

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!

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Making Oral Health Fun for Your Kids

Making Oral Health Fun for Your Kids

Posted May 11th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

One of the most effective ways to make sure your child develops good life-long oral health habits is to make oral health a fun and engaging experience for your child starting at a young age.

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SmileTown Book Club: Melvin The Magnificent Molar, by Julia Cook

SmileTown Book Club: Melvin The Magnificent Molar, by Julia Cook

Posted Mar 30th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

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!

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Your Child's First Filling

Your Child's First Filling

Posted Mar 23rd, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

No one likes to hear that they have a cavity and need a filling, but children tend to take it much more to heart than adults do. Here are some ways you can help prepare you child for getting a filling, and turn the situation to your child’s future advantage.

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What To Avoid When Talking to Children About The Dentist

What To Avoid When Talking to Children About The Dentist

Posted Feb 17th, 2016 in Preparing Your Child

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!

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SmileTown Book Club: Dr. De Soto Goes to Africa, by William Steig

SmileTown Book Club: Dr. De Soto Goes to Africa, by William Steig

Posted Jan 13th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

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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 Be a Good Oral Health Care Influence

Be a Good Oral Health Care Influence

Posted Jan 6th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

By setting a good example when it comes to your own oral care routine, you can influence the development of your child's oral hygiene habits in a positive way.

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SmileTown Book Club - Sugarbug Doug, by Ben Magleby

SmileTown Book Club - Sugarbug Doug, by Ben Magleby

Posted Nov 25th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

A new feature for the SmileTown Dentistry Blog, the Smile Town Book Club Series will feature informative, engaging, and comforting books for children about visiting the dentist.

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Dental Fear & Anxiety Management for Children

Dental Fear & Anxiety Management for Children

Posted Nov 4th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

No two children will have exactly the same reaction to sitting in the dentist's chair. Some are completely calm and cheerful during the whole process, while others feel unusual levels of fear and nervousness when visiting the dentist.

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Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Posted Sep 28th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

The moment your child’s baby teeth start coming in, tooth decay becomes a risk. Regular dental hygiene, even at this early stage, is crucial in preventing early childhood tooth decay.

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5 Books to Read to Your Kids Before Visiting the Dentist

5 Books to Read to Your Kids Before Visiting the Dentist

Posted Sep 17th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

One of the best ways to feel more comfortable about unfamiliar experiences is to go in prepared! Here’s a list of 5 books that are sure to get your kids ready - and excited - for their next visit to the dentist.

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