Children's Dentistry

Children's Dentistry

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.

Children Dentistry recommendations

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.

When New Teeth Arrive

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.

Adopting Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

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.

Preventing Tooth Decay with Regular Check-Ups

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 to schedule your child's next check up.