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Best braces hygiene tips

3 Tips to Prepare Your Teen for Successful Tooth Brushing With Braces

Braces can be a bit of a time commitment, but when they are left to do their work, the benefits far outweigh any inconveniences. Braces will correct your teen’s bite, straighten their teeth, and help them feel more confident about their smile. That said, teens need to learn the ins and outs of dental hygiene…
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Understanding kids emotions

A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids Understand and Manage Their Emotions

Parents can help their children handle their emotions in a healthy way. We all experience emotions, and each of us handles different emotions in different ways. As a parent, it can be hard to figure out what one child is feeling when compared with another child. This is because we all experience things differently. But…
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Fun holiday activities for kids

6 Fun Activities To Try With Your Kids This Holiday Season in Vancouver

It’s holiday time, which means time for family. During the holidays, many of us try to spend as much time as possible with our families. While some families have yearly traditions, like decorating a tree, lighting a menorah, or cooking special meals, you and your family might be looking for other options for holiday fun…
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Know what is causing your child's jaw pain

My Child Complains of Jaw Pain. Could Teeth Grinding Be the Culprit?

Your dentist can diagnose and treat your child’s jaw pain. Has your child ever mentioned feeling soreness or pain in or around their jaw from time to time? The pain might arise seemingly at random and persist for various amounts of time or only show up when they’re eating. In either case, this is a…
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Problems caused by malocclusion

5 Dental Problems that Can Result from Malocclusion

Learn why resolving malocclusion is so important. Growing up is full of milestones and rites of passage, and it’s a joy to watch your child reach each of them. When it comes to dentistry, undergoing an orthodontic evaluation and receiving treatment if your child needs it is a major rite of passage—and it’s one with…
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Know your foods with calcium

Top 10 Calcium-loaded Foods for Kids Who Are Lactose Intolerant

Calcium is an essential nutrient that helps ensure healthy teeth and bones. Everyone should include foods with calcium in their diets, and this is even more important during your child’s development. Unfortunately, lactose intolerance can restrict your child’s access to dairy products, the most well-known sources of calcium. However, there are still plenty of healthy…
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Anesthesia options for a better dental visit

More Comfortable, More Precise: Why We Love Computer Assisted Local Anesthesia

Building positive experiences for your child using painless dental anesthesia. None of us enjoy seeing our kids uncomfortable, so when you get the news that your child has one or more cavities, it’s natural to dread the appointment to get them filled. Taking your child to the dentist, especially for a dental procedure, can feel…
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Early orthodontic treatment

Braces in Elementary School? A Parent’s Guide to Early Orthodontic Treatment

If you’re a parent today, you probably remember braces as being something relegated to the teen years when you were growing up. However, a lot has changed about orthodontic treatment since then. Braces are now being used at younger ages, and there are some clear reasons why. Early intervention can help address many issues before…
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Braces improve dental health

4 Ways Braces Can Improve Dental Health for Your Child

Braces: Not Just for a Dazzling Smile Orthodontic treatment for your child can provide them with a beautiful, straight smile that will fill them with self-confidence. However, that’s far from the only benefit of braces for kids. Along with improving the appearance of your child’s smile, braces improve dental health as well. We’ll delve into…
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Build tooth-brushing and flossing habits with your kids

How to Instill Tooth-Brushing and Flossing Habits

Help Your Children Build Habits for the Best Oral Health Maintaining good oral health is a commitment that lasts a lifetime, so starting your children out with the right foundation is vital. There are some simple tips you can follow to make tooth-brushing and flossing come as naturally as possible to your kids: Teach Your…
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