Children's Dentistry

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.

Come and experience true family dental care.

Whatever your dental needs, from a complete exam and cleaning to a full-mouth restoration, we deliver
exceptional care and results.

Getting ready for your first appointment

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.  

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.
  • 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 teeths 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.

Questions & Answers

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Jessie B.

My son had his first visit today and it went great. They were very kind and did a great job. My toddler had an accident when in waiting room and staff was very kind and understanding with me having to delay the visit to clean him up. Thank you again. They also donated toothbrushes for me to hand out to the homeless.