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Why Early Dental Care Is Important for Children

Why early dental care is important for children

As parents, we all want the absolute best for our children—and this includes making sure that they grow into happy, healthy adults. However, one important aspect of a child’s overall health that is often overlooked is their oral health, especially during the first few critical years of their life. Dental professionals recommend that a child’s […]

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What to Do if Your Child Experiences a Dental Emergency

What to do if your child experiences a dental emergency

A dental emergency can be a rather scary and stressful experience for children and, of course, for their parents as well. However, knowing the steps to take in case of a dental emergency can help you as a parent to stay calm, collected, and capable of protecting your child’s oral health.  In this article, our […]

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6 Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

6 tips for keeping your child’s teeth healthy

Though dental infections are largely preventable, unfortunately, they remain among the most common infections for children and toddlers. Parents need to prioritize promoting healthy dental habits from a very early age to prevent common oral issues like tooth decay and gum disease in kids. This article will provide parents with six simple and practical tips […]

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How Early Can Children Get Cavities?

How early can children get cavities?

A baby’s smile is one of the greatest sources of joy for their parents and loved ones.  However, as pure and cheerful as an infant’s smile may be (and no matter how young they are), they are still susceptible to cavities if they have already started to sprout teeth. In fact, baby teeth are even […]

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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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