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Child’s First Appointment in Dundas

The initial visit to a dental office sets the groundwork for a lifetime of oral health in children.
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A Lifetime Of Smiles Starts With A Good Foundation

Offer your children a fantastic beginning by instilling excellent oral hygiene habits and closely tracking their development as they blossom into beautiful smiles. We comprehend the difficulties and rewards of family care, and we know that kids require special attention. Cultivating a healthy smile during childhood is of utmost importance, and we are dedicated to providing personalized guidance tailored to their specific needs, ensuring they embark on the right path towards dental well-being.

Getting Ready For Your First Appointment

Don’t hesitate to have a conversation with your child about the upcoming trip to the dentist. The primary goal of their first visit is to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience while building a positive rapport with the dentist. It’s normal for people to feel a little nervous when they’re unsure of what to expect. So, here’s a glimpse of what your child can look forward to during their first appointment:

Talk and Listen

During your visit, we’ll engage in friendly conversations with both you and your child. We’ll take the time to explain our procedures and the reasons behind them. Additionally, we’ll introduce your child to some of the tools we use, ensuring they become familiar with them. Our communication will be in kid-friendly language, and we’ll clarify any dental jargon, making sure your child feels as comfortable and reassured as possible. See, there’s no need to worry; we’re not as scary as you might think!

Gently Examine

With care and gentleness, we will conduct a thorough examination of your child’s gums, tongue, teeth, and overall oral health. This comprehensive check-up will help identify any areas of concern or tricky spots that may require extra attention at home. Based on our findings, we will offer personalized guidance and advice to ensure proper dental care. We will also make a note to focus on those specific spots during your child’s next appointment, ensuring their dental health remains in top shape.

Educate

During the visit, we might request your child to demonstrate their tooth-brushing technique, and we’ll provide gentle instructions on how to enhance their brushing routine at home. We welcome any questions you or your child may have about dental health and would be delighted to address them with care and expertise.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Around 6 months of age, your child will begin to cut their first teeth. It is advisable to schedule their first dental visit by the age of 1 or within 6 months of their first tooth erupting. If you suspect any issues, discomfort, or pain, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment as soon as possible. Remember, it’s never too late to arrange for your child’s first dental appointment, and early dental care sets the foundation for a lifetime of oral health.

It’s crucial for parents to recognize that baby teeth are just as important as adult teeth. These primary teeth serve more than just holding space for permanent teeth. They play a significant role in shaping a child’s face, their smile, and how often they smile. Building confidence and encouraging big smiles during their early years can have a lasting positive impact on children’s self-esteem. On the other hand, dental pain, even if it’s mild and normalized by children, can have long-term negative effects on their eating habits. It can affect how they chew, their food preferences, and the amount of food they consume. So, taking care of baby teeth and addressing any dental issues promptly is crucial for your child’s overall health and well-being.

The length of the appointment will depend on the needs of the child and how cooperative they’re feeling during the exam. That being said, an appointment typically lasts about one hour.

Following the initial appointment, it is recommended that your child maintains the same frequency of dental visits as you do. Typically, we advise scheduling a checkup and cleaning every 6 months, unless there are specific instructions provided. However, if your child experiences a tooth or jaw-ache, or if you notice them frequently rubbing or nursing their jaw, or avoiding hard or cold foods, we urge you to book an appointment sooner. Prompt attention to any signs of discomfort can help address potential issues before they escalate and contribute to your child’s ongoing oral health and well-being.

Your mouth isn’t just your teeth. It’s a whole system including teeth, tongue, gums, cheeks, glands, ligaments, joints, bone and more. When one aspect of your oral health sugars, your whole mouth suffers. Swollen itchy, sore or bleeding gums can be an early indicator of a much more serious problem.

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