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DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN

Dentistry for Children (or Pediatric Dentistry)

At Santé Dental we specialize in treating children of all ages. We understand the unique mouth structure and dental needs of children and how their care differs from that of adults. We focus on educating children and parents about the importance of having good dental hygiene habits. For our child patients that require pediatric specialist care, we have Dr. Raymond Lee working from our clinic. Dr. Lee is a Pediatric Dentist and helps children from all over London and surrounding area get the dental treatment they need right here in our clinic.

Tips for Developing Good Oral Health Habits in Children

As soon as the first teeth erupt, parents should begin regular brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush after every meal and at bedtime.

To prevent and diagnose concerns early, it is strongly advised to introduce your child to regular dental checkups and cleanings. Young teeth are especially vulnerable to the “sugar bugs”.

Use a brush that is appropriately sized for the child’s mouth and update regularly, typically 3-4 times annually.

Use a rice-grained nurdle of toothpaste at first. At two years of age, change to a pea-sized dab of CDA approved toothpaste.

Parents should check and inspect their child’s emerging teeth often, minimally every two weeks, for signs of decay.

Use tooth-brushing time as teaching time for proper technique. Brushing communally with siblings or yourself can make the time more interesting and fun.

When appropriate, add flossing to the routine. Santé Dental professionals will advise on the right time.

Contact us should you notice any signs of discolouration or visible lines on your child’s teeth.

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