DENTISTRY FOR KIDS
Kids Dentist In Bradford, ON
Do you remember your first dental visit as a kid? Maybe it was a great experience, or perhaps it put you off going to see your dentist regularly. Our team at Dentistry on 88 loves seeing kids of all ages, and it is our goal to ensure that your child’s first visit is a comfortable and fun experience! We even have a dedicated Kidz Zone with toys for our awesome and brave little patients!
When Should Your Child’s First Visit Start?
The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends that your child should be brought in for a dental checkup by 12 months of age or within six months of their first tooth coming into the mouth. While that may seem a bit early to some parents, there is sound reasoning behind this recommendation. Bringing your child early allows for a clinical exam to look for tooth decay signs and look for any potential dental issues.
These early visits are also an excellent opportunity for parents to be educated on keeping their child’s teeth properly clean and how to prevent cavities. A condition termed Early Childhood Caries (ECC) often develops in toddlers and young children. This condition results in teeth with dark brown or black spots due to many cavities formed from consuming sugary drinks like milk from bottles or fruit juice during the day or when going to bed at night. ECC can affect the quality of your child’s life when it comes to eating and speaking, and it is entirely preventable with the right knowledge.
How Often Should My Child Visit The Dentist?
While the minimum number of visits required is two per year for children, every child’s mouth and habits are different. As a result, some children who are more at risk for developing cavities due to habits, genetics, or other reasons may require dental visits more often than twice per year. It is vital to bring your child in by 12 months of age to have a complete oral exam to determine their oral health and risk.
My Child Is Nervous, Can You Still See Them?
We have treated many children, including those who are nervous about seeing the dentist or have had an unpleasant experience before. Our friendly team is trained to help make your child’s visit a comfortable one. As well, we offer oral sedation to help children who are extremely nervous if necessary.
Preparing Your Child For Their First Visit
It is best to as little as possible about the visit as possible. Avoid telling your child that they have to be brave or that there won’t be any pain. It is better to tell them that they will be going to the dentist who will count their teeth, and it will be fun to see how much they have grown.
Contact us today to schedule your visit, or free consultation now. We look forward to meeting with you and answering any questions or concerns you may have.
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|Monday||11AM - 7PM|
|Tuesday||10AM - 6PM|
|Wednesday||11AM - 7PM|
|Thursday||10AM - 6PM|
|Friday||11AM - 5PM|
|Saturday||9AM - 3PM|
|Sunday||9AM - 3PM|
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