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Smile Town Childrens Dentist Burnaby, Langley, North Delta
SmileTown Dentistry & Orthodontics in Burnaby

Burnaby Location

Get your child ready for a safari when they visit our jungle-themed practice at 4460 Beresford St. in Burnaby.

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SmileTown Dentistry & Orthodontics in Delta

North Delta Location

It's all beach balls & water fun at our beach-themed North Delta practice located at 7511 120th Street.

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SmileTown Dentistry & Orthodontics in Langley

Langley Location

Our underwater-themed Langley practice is conveniently located in Willoughby Town Centre.

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Promote Good At School Health Habits

Posted Aug 23rd, 2016

As parents we try to make sure our children practice good dental care at home. From limiting sugary snacks, encouraging daily brushing and flossing and scheduling regular dental checkups we set an example. The reality is that our children spend more of their time away from home. We’ve listed a few ideas so your children can carry these habits with them.

Pack A Healthy Lunch

Packing a lunch filled with foods that will help strengthen their teeth that includes yogurt or cheese to provide calcium is a good start. Add some fruits and raw vegetables for a great source of antioxidants and vitamins. Crunchy foods like apple sections, carrots or celery can help remove plaque when they can’t brush.

Advocate For Snack Changes

There are some schools that still have vending machines or lunch counters full of unhealthy snack choices. Every day at school your child has these poor choices being offered to them. Why not speak to the school about changing the vending machines to have healthy snacks instead.

Protest Soda And Sugary Drinks

It’s not just the snack selections in vending machines and lunch counters that need to be changed. Petition to have the soda and sugary drinks replaced with bottled water or milk as healthier choices at school.

Encourage Brushing

Talk to your child’s teacher to see if it’s possible to have the whole class brush after lunch. See if a Vancouver Children's Dentist in your area can donate toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss and speak to the class about proper dental care.

Check Emergency Contact Information

Be sure the school has current contact information and the name of your child’s Dentist in case of emergency.

At Smiletown Dentistry we have lots of ideas and suggestions from healthy snacks to encouraging your child to brush. Check out our blogs for some of these ways to promote good dental habits.

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