At Scotia Square Dentistry in downtown Edmonton, our dentists provide dental care and treatment options tailored to the needs of children and their growing smiles.
We love working with children and provide comprehensive dental care just for them. When your child visits us for an appointment, we'll be sure to make them feel comfortable and go at their pace.
The earlier your child starts going to the dentist, the better. In fact, it is recommended that a child is assessed by a dentist within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth or by age one.
Dr. Heit has special experience with infants that have difficulty breastfeeding due to tongue and lip ties.
Early visits allows your dentist - even while you are pregnant with your child - to monitor the health and development of your child's teeth and gums as they grow.
We make it our mission to create positive early dental experiences for our young patients, so that they're more likely to maintain good oral health now and into adulthood.
At Scotia Square Dentistry, we provide the following treatment options for children:
Regular dental exams and preventive hygiene are just as important for children as they are for adults. Children should visit the dentist every six months to help prevent problems from developing, and to catch and treat those that are already developing early.
During each appointment, the dentist or hygienist will review proper oral hygiene techniques with your child, to ensure that each tooth is getting a proper cleaning at home.
Primary (baby) teeth are essential for children's healthy oral development, and for the health of the whole body.
Visiting the dentist on a regular basis when your child is young will help preserve the baby teeth until they are ready to fall out and be replaced by the adult teeth.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps prevent tooth decay. As part of preventive hygiene we provide fluoride treatment for children to help keep their teeth healthy and strong.
Despite best efforts to ensure good dental hygiene, sometimes kids end up with cavities. Cavity care for children is very similar to cavity care for adults, because preserving tooth health is the most important aspect.
To preserve your child’s oral health, your dentist will remove the decay from the baby teeth and apply a dental filling.
Dental sealants are coatings that are applied to the molars and premolars to help protect them from developing cavities.
Molars and premolars often have deep fissures in them that are difficult for children to clean with regular brushing. Sealants help seal off these fissures so that bacteria and plaque cannot build up inside them.
A frenectomy is a common procedure where a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that connects the tongue or upper lip to the gums, is removed.
When a frenulum is too tight, it prevents an infant from achieving a full range of movement and can lead to breastfeeding problems or even complications for the child later in life such as speech difficulties or issues with oral-facial development.
In these cases (commonly referred to as tongue-tied or lip-tied), our dentists perform frenectomies on infants to release the frenulum and correct the issue.
We'll help your child feel at ease from the minute they enter our dental office. When you arrive, you can wait for your appointment to begin in our reception area where we have a play area with books and toys for them to enjoy.