Children's Dentistry in Toronto, ON
Children have their own unique needs when it comes to dentistry. It’s important to monitor their oral development from an early age, which also helps them to get acclimated to the dental office and sets them up for success at future appointments.
At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we welcome children to our practice starting at the age of twelve months old, and we look forward to building a relationship with them as they grow that helps them understand the importance of their oral health.
The First Visit
During your child’s first few visits, we’ll spend a lot of time helping them to feel comfortable in our office. They’ll take a ride in the “big chair,” and have their teeth counted and examined.
Even at this early age, your child should visit the dentist every six months, the same as you. This sets them up for success in the future and allows us to detect any developmental issues in their earliest stages.
Our entire team works hard to make your child’s first visits positive and fun. They will find a friendly and welcoming environment, complete with televisions in our treatment rooms so they can watch their favorite programs or cartoons. Our goal is that they look forward to their visits to Toronto Lakeshore Dental!
Additional Recommendations for Children
As your child gets older, our doctors may recommend additional services for them such as fluoride treatments or dental sealants. Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps to build small teeth and can aid in remineralizing teeth that have been compromised by decay. Fluoride can easily be applied during your child’s regular cleaning appointment every six months.
A dental sealant is a protective coating that we apply to the surfaces of your child’s back teeth. The sealants help to fill in natural grooves, which protects their teeth from tooth decay and cavities. We definitely notice fewer cavities in children that have dental sealants, and they can protect their teeth for many years.
If your child chooses to participate in sports, we can recommend the right protective mouthguard for their needs. Because many dental emergencies are sports-related, it is important to wear a mouth guard that fits well in order to protect their teeth and mouths from injuries. Custom mouth guards offer better protection than one-size-fits-all options found at the sporting goods store.
We Can’t Wait to Meet Your Child!
If you have a little one who is developing teeth, or if it’s just time for your child’s next routine visit, give Toronto Lakeshore Dental a call today to schedule their next appointment. We look forward to meeting them and caring for them for many years to come!