South London Dental Care strives to make your child's first dental experience an enjoyable one. We want both you and your child to feel at ease while at our office. During your child's appointment we use pleasant and simple words to describe any treatment before we begin. We take the time with pleasant and simple words to familiarize your child with the procedure we'll be doing and the instruments we use.
The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist around their first birthday. After that initial appointment, you should book your child in for check-ups every six months.
Typically, twenty baby teeth will erupt between the ages of four months to about 3-years-of-age. At around six years of age, the baby teeth will start falling out and get replaced by permanent adult teeth.
To help your child with any teething discomfort, you can try to soothe their gums by rubbing a cold, wet cloth across them or even a clean finger.
As soon as a baby's tooth erupts, parents should begin cleaning it regularly. Brush the tooth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a small rice sized amount of toothpaste. Children younger than three should not be using a fluoride toothpaste unless advised to do so by your dentist. With children under 3 years old, a trainer toothpaste with no fluoride can be used or better yet, just water.
Proper brushing and flossing combined with regular dental visits can help keep tooth decay away from children's susceptible teeth. We suggest fluoride treatments and tooth sealants to "seal" the deep grooves in your child's teeth. These sealants prevent decay from forming in these hard-to-reach areas.
Contact us our South London Dental Care Centre office at (519) 672-8770 to schedule your child's next check up.
As a family-run, second-generation dental practice, we pride ourselves on treating our patients the way we want our own family to be treated. We provide practical, honest advice you can trust and are always willing to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your oral health.
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