Child Dental Health

The ABCs of Child Dental Health

Do you have a young child at home? Before the Tooth Fairy starts doling out cash (at a national average of $2.80 per tooth) it’s best to bring your child to family dentist, Dentistry at The Grove.

Act early for lasting oral health

The Canadian Dental Association recommends that your child’s first visit coincide with the appearance of their first tooth or by age 1. This is important because good dental health in children enables the progress of essential functions including:

  • Facilitating proper chewing
  • Helping with speech development
  • Assisting in the placement of permanent teeth

Dentistry at The Grove provides paediatric dental services from preventative dental care to more involved dental cases. Early and regular visits to the dentist can help prevent pain and urgent dental issues in children. We provide the following paediatric services:

  • Infant oral examinations
  • Dental cleanings for children of all ages
  • Emergency examinations and treatment
  • Fillings
  • Extractions

Brush daily. Brush often.

While visiting a dentist regularly is essential, forming good oral hygiene habits begins at home.

From their first appearance, baby teeth are especially vulnerable to tooth decay. By teaching your child about oral healthcare from an early age, including how to brush with fluoride toothpaste, and then floss, it empowers them to take care of their own gums and teeth. This education promotes good lifelong oral health and makes visiting the dentist a positive experience.

Get your children excited about brushing their teeth by getting them to choose their own toothbrush, perhaps one with their favourite cartoon character.

Check your child’s teeth

Limiting teeth-damaging processed sugar in your child’s diet, and ensuring your child brush their teeth properly for a recommended 2 minutes, helps them get on track to forming a proper dental care discipline. We recommend that parents supervise their child as they brush until they get the hang of it.

There you have it, the ABCs of Dentistry on The Grove’s oral health care for children. Make an appointment today at 289-427-8200, the Tooth Fairy will thank you for it.

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