The earlier you start helping your child get confident and comfortable about their dental care, the better chance he or she will develop a positive attitude toward the dental office. The Canadian Dental Association recommends a child’s first dental should be at age one year old. These quick early visits allow your child
to get used to the office, the dental chair and the dental staff. A new toothbrush and a toy help make these visits fun and rewarding. Also important is the opportunity for you, the parents, to ask questions and to discuss home care for your family.
We will assess and discuss several things at your child’s visit: signs of decay; crowding of teeth; gum health; tooth development; habits such as thumb sucking; how to protect teeth during sports; how to brush and floss; choosing the right toothpaste and toothbrush; and how to avoid cavities.
Appointments for children are kept as short as possible. Most children can have
their treatment done in our office. For those who need extra care, we can refer to a children’s dental specialist to complete the treatment.