At Kingsway Dental Centre, we welcome your entire family to our office, and that includes your small children. Our pediatric dentist in Edmonton AB starts seeing children at the age of three when baby teeth are developing. Many children at three year olds have limited attention spans, so we will work quickly in order to keep children happy and help the appointment go smoothly.
First tooth, now what? Early dental visits are as much about getting your child used to the dental office environment as actually performing dental services. Our philosophy is that if we can get started early and create fun and positive experiences around dentistry for your child, it will help them stay healthy as their baby teeth develop into adult teeth.
While three may seem like an early age for a dental visit, it’s actually just the right time. Tooth decay (caries or cavities) can develop at a young age. By monitoring your child and demonstrating how best to exercise excellent oral health and with regular pediatric dental care we work toward preventing childhood tooth decay.
Your Child’s First Pediatric Dentistry Visit
Your child’s first visit with a pediatric dentist will be an appointment to help them become acquainted with the dental office. We will introduce your little one to our pediatric dentistry team and make them feel at home. We will give them a ride in the chair, count and brush their teeth, and do a polish for them if they let us. This first visit is also an opportunity for one of our pediatric dentists to do an exam and make sure everything is on track. Regular visits to our dental clinic will help prevent cavities and oral diseases.
Children’s Preventative Dental Care
In addition to excellent dental care at home, regular preventative appointments are recommend to maintain your kids dental health. Dr. Jim Haymour will assess your child’s oral health and make any recommendations to keep your child from periodontal disease or tooth decay.
We will do a full exam, looking for signs of infection or any abnormalities. We also make sure that your kids teeth are erupting at the right time and in the right location. At about the age of seven, we can evaluate your child for early childhood orthodontics. If we think they could benefit from orthodontic intervention, we will recommend a procedure.
Preventative appointments also include a professional dental cleaning. By having your child’s teeth cleaned professionally, you are giving them the best chance to prevent cavities and other dental conditions.
When necessary, we take x-rays of your child’s teeth. When your child is young, not many x-rays are taken because their mouths are so small. As they grow, we make sure to take an image of every tooth so we can look for tooth decay and other common problems.
We only take the images needed for accurate diagnosis.
Treatment for Children
Most children, at one time or another, need some type of pediatric dental care procedure, usually in the form of filling a cavity or repairing a damaged tooth. Our commitment to keeping your child completely comfortable helps their treatment go more smoothly. Your child’s well-being and oral health is our number one priority.
Call for Your Child’s Pediatric Dentistry Appointment
For emergency pediatric dentistry, call Kingsway Dental Centre in Edmonton AB, to reserve an appointment for your children. We look forward to welcoming your entire family to our Edmonton dental office.