Children’s Dentistry

kidsChildren are a wonderful addition to our family oriented dental practice.  We take care to ensure that your child’s experience with us imparts a feeling of trust and security leaving them feeling comfortable and open to learning and caring about their teeth.

At Riverside South Dental Centre, our dental team has built an excellent reputation for our patient and caring manner towards children – taking extra time and care to help children become familiar with our dental environment. Fear and uncertainty are quickly replaced with curiosity and compliance with our gentle approach.

During their visit, children can enjoy their favorite DVD on a flat screen located on the ceiling while listening to headphones.  Then before they know it, it’s off to choose a treat from the treasure tower!

At what age should I bring my child to see the dentist?
“The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist within six month of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age.”

Therefore, you can bring your children for an examination as soon as their first tooth appears or by 12 months – so that infant tooth decay can be prevented or detected.  We’ll review how to care for  your baby’s teeth while providing you with the tools to maintain optimal oral health care at home.  At Riverside South Dental Centre, we can educate you  on what to expect in terms of the eruption of primary and permanent teeth and review the effect of diet and carbohydrates on your baby’s teeth.

The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with your child’s teeth. In most cases a dental exam every 6 to 9 months will let your child’s dentist detect issues early.

Children are growing and changing so rapidly, we pay special attention to the eruption of permanent teeth, growth and development of facial bones and dental aesthetics and function.  We monitor the effects of oral habits including baby bottles, pacifiers and thumb or finger sucking so that we can be proactive in the prevention of any oral health concerns. In these ways, we optimize facial and dental aesthetics and minimize expense and treatment where ever possible.

Our experienced hygienists will patiently treat your child through education, understanding and positive reinforcement to help establish good oral hygiene practices, while making the visit a positive and encouraging one.

At the Riverside South Dental Centre, we pride ourselves on individualized patient education. We are pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s oral health and hope to build and maintain your trust and confidence in the care we are providing your child.


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