We understand that you want the best for your child’s oral health—and so do we. When you choose us as your child’s dentist, you can rest easy knowing they’ll be receiving the most advanced and up to date care possible.
We’ll always do our best to make your child feel welcome, comfortable and heard, including you in their care every step of the way.
Here’s more about what you can expect when it comes to children’s dental services in our practice.
Your Child’s First Visit
Typically, a child should visit the dentist before or around their first birthday to ensure that everything in their mouth is looking as it should, i.e. their baby teeth and gums. We’ll be able to assess any changes that should be made in regards to their oral health care and screen for any concerns you might have.
We’ll happily provide hygiene tips as well as diet choices that can impact their oral health.
When your child is older, we’ll begin taking x-rays to monitor their development. As they progress in age, we will be on the lookout for tooth alignment, proper tongue positioning, biting patterns and even swallowing habits, cavities and mouth breathing.
At the first sign of any issue, we’ll always discuss it with the parents straightaway.
General Checkup Visits
Just like adults, we recommend children visit us for regular care appointments every six months. During that time, our team will provide teeth cleaning, polish and scale, a preventative fluoride treatment, oral hygiene instruction, nutritional counseling, and sealants to help prevent cavities if we believe that’s a good option for your child.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of fillings are used on children?
We’re proud to use advanced white resin fillings for our patients. This type of filling matches the natural aesthetic of the tooth and is long lasting.
What kind of toothpaste should my child use?
Children under the age of 12 should always use a toothpaste specifically for children instead of an adult toothpaste. You can let them pick out their toothpaste at the supermarket to help them play an active role in their oral health!
How do I know if my child is getting enough fluoride?
One of the most important sources of fluoride is toothpaste, so you can examine your child’s tube to see if it contains added fluoride. Tap water also may contain fluoride, so encouraging your child to drink the recommended daily amount of water can benefit their teeth as well.
What should I do if my child is nervous about visiting the dentist?
If your child is nervous about visiting us, we’ll always do our best to make them comfortable. We’ll explain everything we’re doing and let them know that proper oral health care will help them grow big and strong.