A child’s mouth is still developing, while they grow the necessary teeth they’ll need through adulthood. This is why it’s incredibly important to keep their mouths healthy from a very early age. At Gateshead Dental, we offer a range of dental care services to help maintain the dental health of our youngest patients.
Canadian Dental Association Recommendation
In fact, the Canadian Dental Association recommends that parents bring infants in for their first appointment within six months of their first tooth arriving, or by the age of one, to ensure that their gums and baby teeth are developing as they should.
Importance of Children’s Dentistry for Your Child’s Mouth
A children’s dentist can help you navigate the changes that your child’s mouth will experience as they continue to grow while also staying on top of any arising issues. Although a child’s teeth will fall out and be replaced by adult teeth, it is still important for dental health to take care of them and have them checked by a dentist.
Comfortable Dental Services For Children Of All Ages
We offer an array of dental treatments for children of all ages right here in our Stoney Creek dental office, by our general dentist. We look forward to providing you and your family with the dental care you need.
If specialized pediatric dentistry is required to treat a child’s teeth, we will refer the parent to trusted pediatric dentists.
It’s important that children feel comfortable and stress-free during their teeth cleaning appointments. Our team will greet them with a smile as soon as they walk into our office so they know they can trust us as we examine their mouths for their dental health checkup and begin cleaning their teeth. Our generalist children’s dentist will talk to both kids and parents, so they feel comfortable and know what is being done.
A key part of children’s dentistry is preventative care and education. We’ll help emphasize the importance of establishing a strong at-home oral health care routine to both children and their parents. Regular brushing and flossing is key to preventing children from developing cavities or early signs of gum disease. Although children’s teeth will fall out, if they develop cavities and gum disease, the infection can spread and affect their underlying adult teeth, causing issues for the future.
TOOTH FILLINGS TO TREAT TOOTH DECAY
If your child has a cavity, our general children’s dentist will remove the tooth decay after numbing the area and ensuring they feel comfortable. Treating decay is important to ensure it doesn’t spread through to their permanent teeth that have not erupted yet, as well as to prevent the tooth pain that decay causes. Once removed, Gateshead Dental can restore the tooth’s strength and appearance with the help of a white composite filling.
WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION
It’s mostly common for wisdom teeth to begin erupting sometime after the age of 17 and before turning 24. If your teen is experiencing discomfort, sensitivity, or swollen gums, it may be time to have them removed, especially if they’re impacted.