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.


Help! My special needs child needs to see a dentist.

Help! My special needs child needs to see a dentist.

Statistics Canada estimates that more than 200,000 children in Canada are living with disabilities. Here our Delta dentists share some tips on choosing the right dentist for your special needs child, and dental care options that are available to help get your child the care they need.

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Beautiful Pop-Up Books that Teach Children to Brush

Beautiful Pop-Up Books that Teach Children to Brush

It can be challenging for parents to find fun and engaging ways to teeth children how to care for their teeth. That's why our Delta children's dentists have sought out some exciting and fun books to help encourage children to care for their developing smiles.

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What to Do if Your Child is Afraid of the Dentist

What to Do if Your Child is Afraid of the Dentist

A trip to the dentist can be especially frightening for some children. If your child is afraid to visit the dentist there are a few ways that you can help to reduce their dental anxiety. 

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Ways to Manage Your Child's Behaviour At The Dentist

Ways to Manage Your Child's Behaviour At The Dentist

There are a number of ways that you can help manage your child's behaviour and ease your child's fears around visiting the dentist. Here are a few tips from our children’s dentists about what to do before, during and after your child's dental appointments.

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3 Books to Help Prepare Your Child for a Dentist Appointment

3 Books to Help Prepare Your Child for a Dentist Appointment

Caregivers and parents play an important role in helping children to not be afraid of the dentist. Books are a fun and easy way to help kids prepare for their next dental appointment.

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Going to the Dentist with an Autistic Child

Going to the Dentist with an Autistic Child

A trip to the dentist with an autistic child can be stressful for both the child and parent. But don't fret, there are steps you can take to create for a positive dental experience for everyone. Here, our dentists explain. 

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 Establishing Oral Healthcare Routines With Your Child

Establishing Oral Healthcare Routines With Your Child

It’s never too early to establish an oral healthcare routine, including regular visits to your dentist, with your little one. Our children's dentists share some ideas for how to help make oral health fun for you and your child.

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Fun Tooth-Themed & Dental Health Products on Amazon

Fun Tooth-Themed & Dental Health Products on Amazon

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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