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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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7 Ways to make Dental Hygiene Fun for Kids

Posted Oct 10th, 2016

Teaching your kids proper brushing and flossing is not just important for their aesthetics, but also for their health, and not to mention saving you money in dental care down the road. But it’s important to make it fun, so they continue to participate. Here’s a few tips.

Show them a Good Example.

Kids mimic what their parents do. If you set time aside to brush your teeth with your child they’ll enjoy it more and keep doing it. Making up a little song for brushing teeth can really make it exciting.

2. Special Brush

Making sure your child has a cool fun brush of their own will help your cause immensely!

3. Time it

It’s important to brush for long enough. Maybe you make up a song that lasts two minutes or have a cool sand timer, either making it fun is an important aspect.

4. Choose a toothpaste that is special for them

Mint toothpaste won’t appeal to your child and it’ll end up a big chore if you try to insist. Toothpaste comes in all sorts of crazy flavours like cinnamon or watermelon. So let them choose and keep your mint flavour all to yourself.

5. Use stories and videos to help

Check out children’s book and cartoons that encourage healthy dental habits. When the encouragement comes from someone other than a parent, it can have a wonderful effect.

6. Try a reward system

Set up a system of stickers or gold stars and they have to collect a certain amount, maybe a weeks worth and then they will get a reward.

7. Follow Dental Appointments with Seriously Fun Activities

It’s important for your child to visit the dentist every 6 months and it’s much easier to do that if you make a great experience. Setting up a fun activity like going to the park or a family picnic is a great way to make it a good day.

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