What You Need To Know
When should my child first see a dentist?
One of the most frequent questions pediatric dentists receive is about the appropriate age for a child’s first visit to the dentist. Typically, it’s recommended that a child should have their first dental check-up when their first tooth appears. Establishing good dental hygiene habits at an early age is crucial for ensuring a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
What should I expect from my child’s first dental visit?
Generally, the dentist will briefly examine your child’s teeth, gums, and jaws, and apply a fluoride varnish to protect the teeth. Additionally, the dentist will take extra care to help your child feel at ease and comfortable while sitting in the dentist’s chair. This first visit is important in establishing a positive relationship with your child’s dentist and setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy dental habits.
How often should I bring my child to the dentist?
In order to avoid cavities, detect cavities in their earlier stages, and catch other dental issues, a check-up every six months is typically advised. But, based on your child’s oral health, we will advise you when and how frequently they should come in.
Do you accept government social services insurance plans?
We’re all about making healthcare accessible and affordable for everyone. That’s why we accept social services like the Alberta Child Health Benefits (ACHB) plans and First Nations Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB).
Why should we fix baby teeth if they are just going to fall out?
Some of your child’s baby or primary teeth will remain in place until they are between the ages of 9 and 13. For a variety of reasons, primary teeth are significant. They not only support natural chewing and speech development in kids, but they also help create a path for the eruption of permanent teeth. Primary teeth that have untreated dental cavities risk pain and infection.
Do you accept direct billing?
When you come in for treatment, we’ll take care of billing your insurance company directly. No need to worry about any confusing paperwork or headaches. We’ve got you covered for a hassle-free dental experience.
How often should a child brush their teeth?
It’s important to take care of baby teeth from the beginning since they enable children to eat, communicate, and assist the permanent adult teeth in erupting into the mouth. Brushing your teeth on a regular basis can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay by removing plaque and bacteria. Two times a day, in the morning and before bed, brush your teeth. Make brushing your teeth a habit by introducing it to kids at a young age.
When should kids start flossing?
An important facet of your child’s dental hygiene regimen is flossing. Learn the appropriate age for your child to start flossing. Most parents are aware that their kids should begin brushing their teeth as soon as they enter the house.
What causes baby bottle tooth decay?
Although other teeth may also be impacted, baby bottle tooth decay most frequently affects the top front teeth. A variety of things can cause tooth decay. The baby’s teeth being exposed to sugary beverages repeatedly and for an extended period of time is one prevalent culprit. When a bottle is used to soothe an unhappy baby or to put the baby to sleep, tooth decay may result.
Should I ask a dentist to put sealants on my child’s teeth?
Yes. One of the most prevalent chronic illnesses in children and teenagers is dental decay. Cavities that are not treated can lead to pain, infection, and issues with speaking, eating, and learning. Sealants, a shield that prevents cavities in children’s teeth, are a highly effective but underutilized treatment.