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Childrens’ moles: what to expect and when to check
Childhood is when a lot of moles (nevi) first appear, and parents are understandably unsure of what is normal. There are many different types of moles. A set of rules to assess moles for melanoma risk in adults and older children is the “ABCDE” rule. Not every mole that... Read more
SWEAT Vancity: Why TRX?  
Welcome to SWEAT Vancity studio. Who are we you ask? We are the North Shore’s Premier TRX and Small Group Training Studio. Since June we have been building an incredible Community and currently offer six styles of classes ranging from beginner fundamentals to advanced cardio and suspension training sets. What is the TRX?... Read more
It’s Eczema Season- How to Beat The Winter Itch
As the weather cools down and we move indoors and turn up the heat, the dry air can wreak havoc on sensitive skin. Here are a few tips to get your child through the winter more comfortably. Moisturize! Applying a moisturizer helps to restore the barrier function of skin.... Read more
It Can Be Hard To Be Brave
By: Ranbir Puar, Free Within It can be hard to be brave. As a parent, I not only have to be brave more often than I ever imagined…but also in ways that I never imagined! But in order to truly be brave, I had to have the courage to... Read more
5 Ways To Protect Your Child’s Teeth This Halloween
Halloween can be a fun and exciting time of year… filled with costumes, pumpkin carvings, and of course – candy! Many parents fear this holiday, due to the immense amount of sugar and treats their children will have. However, Halloween can be a wonderful time to teach your children... Read more
Does my child need Orthodontics?
I get asked everyday in my North Vancouver dental practice, questions from parents about their children’s teeth position and bite. A common question is, “Will my child need orthodontics in the near future?” I decided to write this post about the most common questions parents ask me about Orthodontics... Read more
5 Back to School Dental Tips
As summer holidays come to a close, parents and children of all ages begin to plan for a new back-to-school routine.  The start of school brings new beginnings– new clothes, new friends, a new teacher and new activities.  This is also a good time of year to establish a... Read more
Choose your sunscreen based on these 3 things…
Depending on where you are in Canada, you may be experiencing record highs or in the case of those of us in Vancouver, record lows and rainfall!  Either way sun protection is a “hot” topic this time of year and a great time to gather information and tips on... Read more
How to Create a Positive Dental Visit for your Child
Taking your children to the Dentist is necessary to promote and maintain a healthy mouth. The dental office can be an unfamiliar place for your child. This can create some anxiety and fears of visiting the dentist. Here are my top tips to Parents on how to create a... Read more
Simplifying Meal Time For Your Family in 5 Easy Steps
Far too often, when I unpack my kids’ lunch bags after school, I find most of their lunch still in the bag. I ask why… “They needed us out of the classrooms, so we didn’t have time to eat better.”  Consistent answers from both boys.  Other moms relate a... Read more