CHILDREN´S DENTISTRY IN CALEDONIA AND SIMCOE, ONT.
Good oral health starts by teaching children how to properly care for their teeth, visiting the dentist regularly, and taking advantage of services we offer specifically for our youngest patients. Your child’s first dental visit should be booked when the first tooth erupts, or by age 1. Beyond a general checkup and cleaning, children can benefit from our other services including sealants, fluoride application, orthodontics, x-rays, and nitrous sedation (laughing gas).
What to Expect
A practice visit, or ‘ride in the chair’ can be arranged to help your child get used to our office and dental team, and erase any fears or anxiety they may have. Your child will have his or her teeth counted, a cleaning and demonstration on how to properly care for their teeth.Our prime objective is to develop a happy, healthy relationship between our dental team and your child. We provide many child-friendly services, such as a play area in our waiting room and a treasure chest full of toys to reward your child after a dental visit.
If restorative procedures, such as fillings or extractions, need to be done, we offer pain-free treatments including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), numbing gel and local anesthetic. Laughing gas is inhaled through the nose with a scented mask, and helps to calm and relax the child to make the procedure easier for them. They can expect to feel tingly in their arms and legs, as well as sleepy. The effects of the gas quickly wear off within a few minutes after the procedure is complete. Most procedures do not require a needle as problems are usually caught early at hygiene appointments and can be fixed easily and quickly without pain. In the event that a needle is required, we apply flavoured numbing gel to the area and describe to them exactly what they will be feeling and for how long. Parents are welcome to be in the treatment room to comfort their child, and you can also bring headphones if your child wishes to listen to music to help calm them during the procedure.
Quality dental care will help your child grow up cavity free. Primary teeth play a vital role in the development of future dental health. They allow the jaw to develop correctly and permanent ‘adult’ teeth to assume their proper position in the mouth. Your child will leave our office with the knowledge and skills to properly clean and care for their teeth for a lifetime. Contact our office today to book your child’s first appointment.