Baby teeth are important. We recommend children have their first check up starting at age 1. This friendly 1st orientation visit is a great way to introduce your child to going to the dentist. We can get acquainted counting teeth and go for a ride in the dental chair. Most importantly, we can screen for cavities, and other problems that may be developing.
You should begin brushing and flossing your child's teeth as soon as they come in. Let your child brush with your supervision until he or she can brush alone, usually around age seven. Use small quantities of flouride toothpaste for younger children, and buy a new toothbrush every few months.
When your child's permanent molars come in, ask the dentist about applying sealants to protect the biting surfaces from decay.
Come in and discuss your child's teeth with us. We're happy to answer all your questions, whether it's sports guards, braces, thumbsucking appliances, missing teeth, or simply the colour of their teeth. We're here to help.