At Avenida Dental Centre, we welcome children and enjoy helping little ones develop excellent dental habits and a positive attitude regarding their dental visits. Our dentists’ gentle approach to treatment aims to make dentistry a positive experience for kids of all ages.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
According to the Canadian Dental Association, children should have their first dental appointment six months after their first tooth erupts. This first visit gives the dentist an opportunity to ensure that your child’s teeth are developing normally, and to help them grow accustomed to being in the dental chair.
We value communication with parents, and your child’s first dental appointment is an opportunity to go over common topics and to demonstrate proper oral hygiene techniques for you to use at home.
- Tooth brushing
- Thumb sucking
- Bottle use
- Soother use
- Nutritional information
Our dental clinicians have a particular interest in caring for kids of all ages. We customize your child’s dental care to meet their needs as they grow.
Fun for Kids at the Dentist
Our dental office is family friendly, and we provide toys and iPads and strive to make kids’ dental visits fun and interactive.
Dental Caries (Decay) Prevention
Dental decay is one of the most common childhood diseases. At our Calgary dental clinic, we strive to prevent the development of decay by working closely with parents on behavioural modifications and home hygiene to reduce the risk of cavities. Adults should brush and floss children’s teeth until they develop the dexterity to manage the task on their own.
Regular dental check-ups and cleanings provide us with an opportunity to monitor dental health.
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks
- Brush teeth twice daily
- Floss daily
- Provide bedtime bottles that contain only water
We also offer fluoride and dental sealants to further reduce the risk of caries for patients at a greater risk. One of our dentists will discuss these decay-reducing options.
Diagnosing Dental Decay
Between dental appointments, parents can look at teeth for any signs of discolouration, which can indicate the presence of tooth decay.
Detecting decay early may simplify treatment and prevent painful toothaches or infection. Once your child is ready and cooperative, dental x-rays assist in the diagnosis of dental decay.
If your child does develop a cavity, we offer nitrous oxide sedation to help anxious children relax during treatment.
As your child grows, he or she may become more active and participate in sports that put teeth at risk. An athletic mouthguard is designed to prevent damage to the teeth and gums caused by a stray ball or impact with another player or a hockey stick.
Contact Us to Arrange a Dental Appointment
For kids’ dentistry in South Calgary, we welcome you to contact us to schedule an appointment for your child. We welcome patients of all ages.