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Brush Up on Your Child's Dental Care

With dental disease continuing to be a significant public health problem in children, brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are still effective preventive measures to reduce cavities in children. But for something that sounds so straightforward to do, it isn’t. As if brushing itself isn’t a large enough hurdle to get over, let’s not forget about flossing to get in between your child’s teeth.

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Eye Care for Kids

We chatted with Dr. Kim Bugera, Edmonton optometrist and Chair of the Children’s Vision Committee at the Alberta Association of Optometrists, about the things doctors of optometry see most often when performing children’s eye exams. Here’s what you need to know.

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Hair Tips to Make Mornings Easier

Back-to-school time is here - and so is the hustle of busy mornings and trying to tackle the tangles in your child’s care-free summer hair. Looking for quick and easy ways to get your kid’s hair healthy and tidy, while saving time during busy mornings? We consulted our kids’ hair experts to find the top hair-care tips to solve common back-to-school hair challenges and make your morning routine run smoother.

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Pack it Light, Wear it Right!

The back-to-school blitz is finally in the rearview mirror, and now you can focus on those important day-to-day matters associated with raising healthy and happy children. As the kids stroll in the door after school, kick off their shoes, and drop their backpacks on the ground, you wouldn’t be the first parent to eyeball those packs after the first few days of class and wonder, ‘What do they need all of this stuff for!?’ Textbooks, daily supplies, lunches, and the requisite technology take up a lot of space.

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