Our Edmonton dentists are dedicated to the treatment and education of children, to help them maintain long-term healthy smiles.
Going to the dentist can sometimes make children feel nervous, but bringing your child to the dentist early in life can help acclimates them to our environment, which may reduce anxiety and fear. This, in turn, can which can make for plenty of stress-free visits in the future. It is our goal to introduce children to the dental environment and encourage them to enjoy taking care of their oral health.
Children should visit the dentist for the first time no later than six months after the first tooth erupts, or before the child’s first birthday. These early visits help ensure good oral health habits start early. Since dental decay can occur as soon as teeth appear, practicing good oral care at home with your children is very important.
We educate children about dental health using models, computer technology, and child-friendly terminology. We emphasizing the importance of keeping teeth strong and healthy with preventive measures, like daily brushing and flossing. We also advise parents on disease prevention, trauma prevention, good eating habits, and other aspects of the home hygiene routine for their children.
By continuously tracking children's dental growth and development, we can better anticipate dental issues, and intervene before they worsen.
Helping children establish sound eating and oral care habits early in life reduces the chances of later tooth decay and other dental problems. In addition to check ups and dental cleanings, we can also provide dental sealants and topical fluoride treatments to help protect young teeth, advise parents on thumb-sucking / pacifier / smoking cessation, and provide good demonstrations of brushing and flossing.
In some cases, dentists may prescribe early oral treatments for children. In the case of oral injury, malocclusion (bad bite), or bruxism (grinding), space maintainers may be fitted, a nighttime mouth guard may be recommended, or reconstructive surgery may be scheduled.
A frenectomy is the removal of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from achieving a full range of movment. For infants, a frenotomy is indicated when the abnormal frenulum is impairing the infant's ability to breastfeed.
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