The Canadian Dental Association recommends that all children see the dentist within six months of when their first tooth comes in, or before the age of one. After this all kids should see a dentist every 6 months for a routine cleaning, exam and fluoride treatment when necessary.
It is important that this first visit be a fun, positive experience, to build trust and put the child at ease for future appointments. At this first visit we will screen for cavities, infections and any other potential problems. When appropriate, we will clean your child's teeth and decide when the best time to start fluoride treatments is. Parents can talk to us about home care and tips and tricks to keep your child's teeth healthy.
Sealants are an effective preventative measure to prevent cavities in the grooves and pits on the biting surface of molars. A sealant is a coating that bonds and hardens directly into the grooves that can collect food and harbor cavity causing bacteria. This helps prevent cavities from forming. It is an easy, quick procedure and a very effective way to keep teeth healthy.