Parents often wonder about the appropriate age to bring their child to see a pediatric dentist. The Canadian Dental Association recommends “the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age.” We know this might seem a bit young to some parents, but the goal is to be preventative and detect any problems early on.
Benefits Of Bringing Your Child To A Calgary Pediatric Dentist
There is a long list of benefits to bringing your child to a pediatric dentist, but the most important reasons are:
• To find out if at-home cleaning is working effectively
• Fix any problems before they become a larger issue
• To teach your child that a dentist can help them with their health
• Instill good oral health care habits from an early age
Your pediatric dentist might recommend your child complete a dental X-ray to see if their teeth are coming in and growing correctly. A dental X-ray can also reveal if there is any decay between your child’s teeth. If your child’s assessment reveals crooked or crowded teeth, your pediatric dentist can monitor the situation and suggest orthodontic intervention if and when necessary.
Why Choose a Calgary Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists are kid experts and have an extra 2 to 3 years of training to care for your little ones! Treating children and their tiny teeth requires extra attention and skills. Our in-house pediatric dentist, Dr. Sam is a board-certified specialist in children’s dentistry. It was important for her to create a space where children can have fun, stay safe, and have all their dental needs met!
Our brand new, state-of-the-art facility, is equipped with all the proper sized tools to care for children. Regular sized dental equipment might be uncomfortable for your child’s small mouth that is still developing! We also enjoy teaching your child about oral health and oral hygiene when they come for a visit.
Bring Your Child To Happy Trails Children’s Dentistry in Calgary!
We hang out with kids all day and we know how to personalize each visit to fit your child’s needs. At the end of the day, we want your child to have fun! Preparations are well underway for our official grand opening this summer and we would love to be your child’s pediatric dentist! Make sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for all our latest announcements. We can’t wait to see you soon!