Children’s dentistry services help ensure that children are able to maintain strong and healthy teeth. Learning about good dental habits at a young age protects kids from dental problems.
While dentists are there to provide kids quality dental care services they need, parents also play an important role in the process.
Children may feel anxious about seeing dentists. To address this, a good relationship needs to be established between the dentist, parents, and the young patients.
Providing Children’s Dentistry Services in Calgary SE
At Deer Valley Dental Care, we want to make every visit to the dentist exciting for your children. We want kids to establish confidence in us, as their dentists. We strive to achieve this with these steps.
- Creating a positive dental environment. We help parents make dental visits a lot easier by creating a dental environment that kids would feel comfortable in. We have even installed a Nintendo station so kids can play while they wait.
- Using various approaches in children’s dental care. We use various approaches for your child’s dental growth and development. Our goal is to head off any potential oral health problems before they occur. We want to ensure that their teeth and gums stay healthy all through their formative years. We do this through routine checkups.
- Making each dental visit a fun experience. Usually, we see your children when they reach 3 years of age. That is unless you see something that concerns you before that time. At age 3, the first experience is designed to be very easy and fun. We give them a ride in the chair and make it seem like a fun experience.
On your child’s first dental visit, we may or may not even look at their teeth. If they are ready and cooperative, we will. But we make sure to not force anything.
Over the years working with kids and parents, we found that ensuring the little ones have had a positive experience make them more willing to come visit us again. They’re no longer as afraid to let their dentist check their teeth.
Sealants: Prevention Always Tops Cure
For children’s dentistry, our primary goal is to use preventive techniques to eliminate problems before they occur.
One of the best examples of this is sealing children’s teeth. Most of us have fillings on the top surface of our back teeth because the deep grooves of the back teeth are difficult to clean.
This part of the mouth is by far the most susceptible area to decay. A sealant fills in the deep grooves so they are easy to clean. Like most things, sealants have changed over the years.
In the past, we simply painted a plastic covering over the deep grooves of the teeth. The shortcoming with that method is that there usually is already plaque or small areas of decay in the groove of the tooth. The sealant won’t stick to those areas and falls out, then decay progresses.
What Deer Valley Dental Care does now is use microabrasion to thoroughly clean out the groove of any plaque or decay. This is done by using an air spray with abrasive particles.
Then we seal the top of the tooth with bonding and a thin layer of permanent filling material. Often this type of sealant never needs to be redone.
Convenient Dental Visits for Parents and Kids
If your child never gets a cavity, they will never have their old fillings crack. They will also never require crowns and or root canals like most adults.
Deer Valley Dental Care provides children’s dentistry services at a time convenient for both you and your kids. Come in early or after office hours, we’ll be around to help you with your concerns.
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