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How to Make Dental Visits Easier for Your Autistic Child

How to make dental visits easier for your autistic child

Dental visits can be stressful for any child, but for children on the autism spectrum, they can be especially challenging. Children with autism may have difficulty with sensory processing, and may feel overwhelmed by the many unfamiliar sights, sounds, smells, and general sensations of a dental office. Luckily, dental visits do not need to be […]

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Everything Parents Need to Know About Dental Sedation for Kids

Everything parents need to know about dental sedation for kids

Dental sedation for kids is a safe and commonly performed practice in children’s dentistry and may be necessary to assist your child in their dental treatment for a number of reasons. With that being said, it’s normal for any parent who is preparing their child for a dental procedure requiring sedation to have questions and […]

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At What Age Should My Child Start Seeing a Dentist?

At what age should a child visit a dentist?

Many parents have varying opinions on when their child should first visit the dentist, or may not have a general idea at all if they are brand-new to parenting. Luckily, however, the rule is rather simple to follow. As per the Canadian Dental Association’s recommendation, children should pay their first visit to the dentist before […]

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How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Dental Appointment

How to prepare your child for their first dental appointment

Whether your toddler just recently sprouted their first tooth or celebrated their first birthday, these are both major events that warrant another very special milestone in your little one’s life: the first visit to the dentist. With that being said, there are several ways in which parents can and should prepare their toddlers for their […]

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5 Benefits of Using a Just-for-Kids Dentist

5 benefits of using a Just-for-kids dentist

According to the CDC’s Oral Health Surveillance Report from 2019, more than half of children aged 6 to 8 years have had a cavity in at least one of their baby (primary) teeth. Dental caries or cavities is the most common chronic disease in children and often stays well into adulthood. Getting oral check-ups for […]

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How to Prepare Your Child for Sedation Dentistry

How to prepare your child for sedation dentistry

Having dental work done at any age can be intimidating.  As a result, the natural fears and anxieties associated with hopping in the chair are often amplified in children. This may cause them to be less cooperative, requiring extra attention and care during a procedure.  Luckily, our team at Smile Town offers services specifically designed […]

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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Dental Clinic for Your Child

10 tips for choosing the right dental clinic for your child

As a parent, any decision you make regarding your children is a big one. As a result, when choosing a reliable family dentist, it’s necessary to take a few important factors into consideration.  Here are the top 10 tips for choosing the right dental care clinic for your child. 1. Research credentials  Make sure to […]

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5 Ways to Make Teeth Brushing Fun for Your Kids

Ways to make teeth brushing fun for your kids

We all know the importance of brushing our teeth daily so we don’t get cavities and our mouths stay healthy. Still, it can be hard to explain these concepts to kids, which is why it’s so important to try and make teeth brushing fun for them. With that in mind, here are 5 great tips […]

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