Come and experience true family dental care.
When children visit a dental office for the first time, it lays the foundation for oral health that will last a lifetime. At Dundas Dental Care we ensure that dazzling, healthy smiles are an enduring part of your child’s development and adulthood. What’s more, we have the tools and expertise to do so in a way that’s engaging and fun for your child.
Getting ready for your first appointment
Keep in mind that the main purpose of your child’s visit is to relax and have fun, and to start building a relationship with our dental clinic. Feel free to tell your child about the upcoming trip to the dentist, but don’t share too much detail. The dentist will talk to your child about the appointment that will make the visit a pleasant experience. Our staff will explain the purpose of the equipment and technology dentists use. We speak in a kid-friendly language to describe procedures that will not intimidate your child, but teach him or her to think of dental visits in a positive way.
If you have any bad memories of dental visits from your childhood, we recommend that you don’t share them with your child. Dentistry is a lot different today than it was in the past, and a lot more considerate about patients, especially children. Kids are not innately afraid of the dentist. Rather, they may be uncomfortable about being in an unfamiliar environment, or the possibility of being separated from their mom or dad throughout treatment. At Dundas Dental Care we do everything we can to make your child feel more relaxed.
We kindly ask you to bring a list of any medication your child is taking when you come for an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your child, and growing a relationship for years to come.
Your first appointment: What to expect.
• During your first visit, you may expect our team to do the following:
• Make sure your child is at ease.
• Answer any questions your child may have about the dental treatment process.
• Familiarize your child with some of the dental equipment so that they don’t feel anxious when instruments are inserted into their mouth.
• Explain “dental speak” or any terms commonly used. Doing so will help your child understand the value of oral care and dental health. We will assess his or her cavity risk, which is a great tool for teaching children the significance of proper oral hygiene.
• Check your child’s gums and soft tissues for disease or other problems.
• Examine your child’s teeth to make sure there’s no decay.
• Assess the alignment of your child’s teeth, often referred to as “the bite,” as well as tooth and bone growth.
• Expose any bad habits that may be hampering the growth of your child’s teeth.
• Demonstrate to you and your child the correct way to keep teeth clean at all times.
• Identify spots that are not properly cleaned during brushing. Our staff will give your child a chewable tabled that reveals plaque in a bright colour and demonstrate syour child’s oral hygiene.
• Point to any potential areas of concern by taking photos inside the child’s mouth.
• Boost your understanding about maintaining your child’s dental health, answer any questions you may have and discuss possible concerns.
Baby teeth are no less important than their permanent counterparts. In most cases, primary teeth will develop by the time your child turns three. They typically all fall out by age 12 or 13. Parents should understand that baby teeth do so much more than hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth.
Their function is to:
I love treating children and adults but there is something special about working with a child who is too shy or afraid to even look you in the eye. That first smile when they realize they are going to be fine always gives me a wonderful feeling.
Everything we do is done with care, kindness and respect for the patient. We are a family clinic in the truest sense. People who come through our doors want the best for their families in exactly the same way our staff want what’s best for theirs.