Pinoy Smile is for parents, grandparents and caregivers in the Filipino diaspora who seek information on the care of their children's teeth.

This site was created by the Healthy Teeth, Healthy Families research group in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of British Columbia.

Pinoy Smile aims to provide dental health information which take into consideration Filipino beliefs, attitudes and practices on dental health.

We strive to continuously improve Pinoy Smile to better serve you. We welcome comments, suggestions, and questions! Contact as at comments@pinoysmiles.net


What is the effect of pacifiers on my child's teeth?
-Francis (Baguio City, Philippines)

My son is nine months old. When should he start visiting the dentist?
-Chat (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Tooth Decay: Bugs and Acid

Most people think that sugary foods are the cause of tooth decay, but this is only part of the story!

Have you ever wondered what you can do to prevent tooth decay in your children? You may be surprised by some of ways that your kids can get tooth decay ---from you! 

Snacking for healthy teeth
 Here are some suggestions for snacks that are not only healthy for your child's teeth, but for the rest of their body as well!