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CHILDREN'S DENTISTRY

Child Dentistry (or Pediatric Dentistry)

Pediatric dentists specialize in the dental health of children, from infants to teenagers. Pediatric dentists understand the unique mouth structure and dental needs of children and how their care differs from that of adults.

Pediatric Dentistry helps promote and maintain the dental health of children. It focuses on educating kids, and their parents, about the importance of having good dental hygiene habits, including expert flossing and brushing, identifying, preventing and treating the early signs of tooth decay, and maintaining proper development.

Visiting a pediatric dentist is important for a child’s overall oral health including regular teeth cleaning, polishing and fluoride treatments. 

At Santé dental, Dr. Raymond Lee is the in-house Pediatric Dentist.  With many years of experience behind him, he will work with you and your child to ensure that all visits are comfortable and comfortable.

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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