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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

By: Jonathan Campbell 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 […]

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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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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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Stainless Steel dental crowns for kids – what you need to know

  • March 31st, 2022
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Stainless Steel dental crowns for kids – what you need to know Did you know that the first modern-day dental crown was introduced in 1903 by Dr. Charles Land? It was an all-porcelain jacket crown, which was an invention he had patented in 1889. Throughout centuries dental crowns have been created with many different types […]

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Saving space with paediatric space maintainers

  • March 31st, 2022
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Sometimes situations arise that require a tooth to be extracted earlier than what was intended. When this happens, it is our job as your trusted child’s dentist to preserve the space for the permanent tooth. Space maintainers are frequently used in pediatric dentistry to allow permanent teeth the time and space they require to grow […]

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Dental Crowns part two – learning about white, or Zirconia, dental crowns

  • March 31st, 2022
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Dental crowns come in all different shapes, sizes, and colours. Because they are fitted to your specific tooth, at SmileTown Just Kids Dentistry we are able to provide you with solutions that best suit your child’s specific needs. White, or zirconia, dental crowns are a modern alternative to stainless steel crowns. Zirconia crowns are very […]

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