Dental Care for Kids & Their Growing Smiles
When children visit us for an appointment at Toothwork Dental Clinics, we'll try to help them feel comfortable so they can maintain good oral health today and into adulthood.
This Service is Available at All Toothworks Locations
- Bay Adelaide Dental, Toronto
- Brookfield Place Dental, Toronto
- College Park Dental, Toronto
- King-York Dental, Toronto
- Richmond-Adelaide Dental, Toronto
- Hatamian Dentistry, Toronto
- Square One, Mississauga
- Pine Ridge Dental, Scarborough
- Sterling Dental, Scarborough
- Fairview Park Dental, Kitchener
- The Boardwalk Dental, Waterloo
- Masonville Place, London
- Kilborn Dental, Ottawa
The Importance of Early Dental Visits
Infants should usually be seen by a dentist after the first six months of age, and at least by the child's first birthday.
By this time, the baby's first teeth, or primary teeth, are beginning to erupt and it is a critical time to spot any problems before they become big concerns.
It is essential that a child's primary teeth are healthy because their development sets the stage for permanent teeth.
Your Child's Developing Smile
Children grow 20 primary teeth, usually by the age of 3. These teeth are gradually replaced by the age of 12 with a full set of 28 permanent teeth, and later on, four molars called wisdom teeth.
Hygiene & Preventive Care
Visiting the dentist for regular exams and cleanings when your child is young can preserve the baby teeth until they are ready to fall out and be replaced by adult teeth.
During each appointment, your dentist or hygienist can review oral hygiene techniques with your child to ensure that their smile is getting proper care at home.
If your child is at risk of decay, develops a cavity, or is experiencing misalignment issues, your dentist may also recommend restorative treatment options such as dental fillings and dental sealants.
Many of our locations also offer frenectomies for babies or young children with a restricted frenum, more commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.