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Children's Dental Services

Children's Dental Services, Pickering Dentist

Regular dental care is just as important for kids as it is for adults. At Dentistry on Liverpool in Pickering, our services can be tailored to meet your child's oral health needs, and keep their smile healthy and happy.

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Children's Dental Services, Pickering Dentist

Positive Early Dental Experiences

At Dentistry on Liverpool, we aim to make kids comfortable when they visit the dentist.

Our goal is to support children in maintaining optimal dental health from childhood into adulthood.

We do this by emphasizing the significance of preventive measures, delivering comprehensive oral health education, conducting regular check-ups, and offering appropriate treatments.

We understand that going to the dentist can be scary for kids. That's why we create a calm, friendly place for them.

Our approach is centered on accommodating your child's pace, by providing breaks if needed and explaining everything step by step throughout their visit. 

Your Child's First Visit

Infants should be seen by a dentist after the first six months of age or at minimum by the child's first birthday. By this time, the baby's first teeth, or primary teeth, are beginning to erupt and it is a critical time to spot any problems before they become big concerns.

Keeping Your Child's Smile Healthy

At Dentistry on Liverpool, we follow several essential topics to meet your child's oral health needs. 

First, we prioritize prevention. Early dental visits are crucial for identifying and preventing dental issues. Our dentists offer preventive care, including dental check-ups and cleanings. This way, they can detect and address problems like cavities or misaligned teeth in the early stage.

Second, education is a key focus. We provide opportunities to educate children and their parents about proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and maintaining a healthy diet. In addition, educating children helps them feel more comfortable in a dental environment, reducing anxiety and fear during future dental visits.

Third, we emphasize monitoring. The dentist can closely track the progress of a child's dental and jaw development, ensuring any potential problems, such as malocclusions or overcrowding, are identified early.

Lastly, we offer restorative treatment options. Sometimes, despite our best preventive efforts, dental problems arise. Our dentists may provide treatments such as fluoride applications and dental sealants to protect children's teeth from decay, and fillings to repair any decay that does occur.

Preparing Your Child for a Dentist Visit

Visiting the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience for children, but with the right preparation and guidance, you can help your child feel comfortable and confident about their dental appointment. Let's explore practical ways to prepare your child for a dentist visit and make it a stress-free and enjoyable experience. 

  • Start Early

    Introducing your child to dental care at an early age is essential. Schedule their first dental visit around their first birthday or when their first tooth emerges. Early visits are necessary to build familiarity with the dentist's office and promote a positive attitude toward oral health. 

  • Maintain a Routine

    Establish a consistent oral hygiene routine at home that includes brushing and flossing.

    This routine promotes good oral health and reinforces dental care's importance in your child's mind. 

  • Use Positive Language

    When discussing the dentist with your child, use positive and reassuring language. Avoid using phrases that might induce fear or anxiety. 

    Instead, emphasize the importance of dental visits in keeping their smile healthy and bright. 

  • Role Play

    Consider engaging in role-play scenarios at home to mimic a dental visit. 

    Let your child play the role of the dentist or patient, and explain what they can expect during a dental appointment. 

    This will help them ask questions in the process and reduce fear. 

  • Read Dental Books

    Many children's books are available that focus on dental visits and oral hygiene. Reading these books with your child can help them become familiar with the idea of visiting the dentist and can serve as a conversation starter. 

  • Visit the Dental Office First

    Before the actual appointment, consider taking your child to the dental office for a brief, informal visit. This can help them become familiar with the surroundings, meet the staff, and ease any apprehension they may have. 

  • Offer Incentives

    Consider offering small incentives or rewards for good behavior during and after the dental visit. This positive reinforcement can motivate your child to cooperate and feel more at ease during their appointment. 

  • Be Calm & Supportive

    Your child looks to you for emotional cues. If you remain calm, reassuring, and supportive, it will help your child feel more comfortable. Avoid expressing any anxiety or negative feelings about the dentist. 

A well-prepared and relaxed child is more likely to have a positive dental experience, setting the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health habits. 

New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in Pickering? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started today. 

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