How and Why Dentists Fix Cavities in Children’s Baby Teeth

If you have a child that has cavities in their baby teeth you may have wondered if it is important to have them fixed.  Even though baby teeth are temporary and will be replaced with permanent teeth, it is very important to your child’s health and development to keep baby teeth healthy. The Dentists at North Burnaby Dental Group explain why. Healthy baby…

How To Keep Kids Teeth Healthy At School

With school back in session, you may be wondering how kids will be able to keep their teeth healthy while being away from home. This is important to think about as teeth and gum problems in children can cause permanent effects on how their adult teeth grow in. Additionally, teeth problems such as toothaches and…

How Teeth Change With Age

Over the course of a lifetime, a lot of changes happen with our teeth.  Just as bones, skin and muscles change with age, so do our teeth.  Since teeth are at the front line of our digestive functions, they are prone to receiving a lot of wear and tear.  Factors such as oral hygiene, dental…

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay – Is Your Child At Risk?

When an infant or toddler develops cavities it is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.  As the name suggests, this decay typically results when liquids from a bottle stay on a child’s teeth for long or frequent periods of time. Any liquid that contains sugars can contribute to baby bottle tooth decay.  These…

How To Encourage Children (ages 3+) to Brush Their Teeth

Starting children off with a consistent oral hygiene routine early on can help create good habits that will last a lifetime. For most parents having their children brush their teeth willingly can be a daunting chore and often is met with resistance. Regardless of the child’s age, it is important that they know that brushing…

How Does Fluoride Work?

You hear about fluoride being used in toothpastes, mouthwashes, drinking water and treatments at dental offices.  Have you ever wondered what fluoride is, where it comes from and the reasons for using it to help with our oral health? What Is Fluoride? Fluoride is a mineral found in soil, water, both fresh and salt, various…

Burnaby Dentists Explain: What To Expect With Babies First Tooth

Dental tips provided by Burnaby Dentists at North Burnaby Dental Group. As a parent an exciting milestone to experience with your baby is when their first tooth breaks through!  Although this is an exciting time, it’s helpful for parents to understand what their baby is going through, recognize symptoms and how to ease any discomfort…