Get your child to us as soon as the first tooth comes in mouth or by their first birthday. We can help them have a cavity free childhood and good oral health as an adult. We follow a technique called Sustained Anticipatory Guidance to achieve this.
We understand that your child might be scared of going to the dentist. Our goal is to keep your child’s teeth healthy while making them feel comfortable and relaxed.
We want your child to enjoy getting to know our doctors and staff and have a positive experience. A happy first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. Let your child know that the doctors and staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he/she has. Encourage them to share any fears with us. Parents should not make a big deal out of the visit and refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear.
We are experienced in dealing with children with anxiety, and can explain treatment procedures in a positive way to avoid any negative feelings toward dentistry.
In this visit, we will record the child’s dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you.
At their first dental visit, we will ensure that the eruption status of their teeth is on track, evaluate for complete dental health, answer any questions you may have, and initiate a comfortable dental home for your child!
Routine Exams X-Rays/ Radiographs
Routine Exams X-Rays/ Radiographs
Routine exams are recommended bi-annually, or every six months in order to ensure optimal dental health.
Radiographs are often indicated in order for your dentist to provide a thorough, proper exam to rule out cavities.
A panoramic radiograph may be prescribed in order to evaluate the growth and development of your child’s teeth and to rule out any abnormalities.
Clean, healthy teeth start with you! Proper brushing 2-3x daily, flossing at home, and at times mouth-rinse is recommended to ensure proper dental and gingival health.
However, calculus and heavy plaque or tartar cannot be removed at home with simply your toothbrush, but require a more thorough cleaning by a professional.
We recommend bi-annual cleanings (every six months), unless otherwise specified by dentist. This will keep your smile sparkling and as beautiful as you are!
Special Needs Dentistry
Our paediatric dentists and staff are specialized and trained to work with patients of all backgrounds, including patients with special needs.
We have a holistic approach and your child’s happiness, comfort and safety is our first priority. Please let us know of any concerns you may have prior to seating your child.a
One of the most important parts of pediatric dentistry is preventing cavities from starting! Sealants are one of the easiest and simplest ways to prevent decay.
Sealants protect the outer surface of a tooth, most commonly a molar, from food/plaque build-up, thus preventing bacteria from invading healthy tooth structure.
Sealant placement is painless, and is brushed directly on top of the tooth, bonding into the grooves and fissures of teeth.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens tooth structure both topically (on top of the existing teeth) and systemically (affecting developing teeth). By strengthening enamel, your teeth will be more resistant to acid produced by bacteria and thus, more resistant to decay.
Fluoride is an anticariogenic agent which can also aid in re-mineralizing the tooth structure in the very beginning of the cavity process.
After doing a thorough scaling of teeth for complete removal of plaque deposits, the dentist applies a fluoride gel or varnish on to the tooth structure for recommended time so that the benefit of its anticariogenic effect is achieved.