With happy dental care a priority, we can help your children actually look forward to regular dental visits. For our part, we want to make sure that every kids dentist appointment is a “Dental Happy Visit!”
Chances are your heart melted the very first time your newborn smiled at you. Our children’s mouths go through a lot of changes in the early years. As parents, we remember it all; from painful teething to wiggly teeth, toothy grins with big gaps, and awkward looking permanent teeth growing in,
Our teeth and smiles play a big role in our own self confidence, how others perceive us, and yes, our overall health!
At Keswick Kids Dental clinic, our pediatric dentists and the entire staff aim to always provide happy dental care every time you step foot into our dental clinic with your child! We are Keswick’s only dedicated pediatric dental clinic for kids and want regular dental visits to always be fun for your child.
To that end, we have thought of everything to make you and your child feel at ease and comfortable during every visit. Oh…and we don’t just offer just for kids dental services; we also offer adult and family dental care!
Our top priorities are your family’s oral health and providing happy visits through happy dental care!
Call us 905-476-2800 for a kids dentist appointment or click below to book online!
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Did you know that 28% of children between the ages of 2 to 5 years and 51% of children between the ages of 6 to 11 years have had dental caries (also known as tooth decay or cavities)? (Source: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
Furthermore, 23% of children ages 2 to 11 have untreated dental caries.
This is one of the primary reasons the Canadian Dental Association recommends regular dental visits for your child. We recommend they visit the dentist every six months. Regular dental checkups can identify and treat tooth decay and cavities in their early stages. They will also help reduce the need for more complicated and expensive dental procedures in the future.
These bi-annual dental checkups are far more than just a deep cleaning of your child’s teeth and check for cavities. We strive for happy dental care with each kids dentist appointment, which also allows our pediatric dentists to:
- Check for tooth decay
- Review loose teeth
- Evaluate gum health
- Look for broken, chipped or cracked teeth
- Check dental sealants or fillings for damage
- Gauge contact between teeth
- Monitor for mouth cancer, diabetes, and vitamin deficiencies
- Assess bite, saliva, and lower jaw joints
- Take X-rays as needed to look at roots and gum health
Check out our children’s dental services page for more information about how happy dental care can help keep your child’s teeth healthy for life.
When Should My Child First See the Dentist?
A lifetime of good oral care starts at an early age. You should book your child’s first kids dentist appointment within six months of their first tooth or by their first birthday.
At your child’s first dental visit our pediatric dentist will examine the mouth and gums and count their teeth. The visit is very non-threatening and we provide plenty of distractions to keep your young child happy. We encourage you to be in the examination room the entire visit to keep your child calm and occupied.
The focus of these dental happy visits in the early years is on happy dental care that not only allows us to catch small problems early on but also make going to the dentist fun for children.
Remember that young children are unable to understand or explain any pain in their mouth caused by tooth decay. You may write off any crying or interrupted sleep to regular teething or other growing pains. With regular dental visits our dentists are able to watch for issues that would otherwise go undetected.
Importance of Lifelong Happy Dental Care
Did you know that research has linked poor oral health to significant health risks such as cardiovascular disease? Not only does proper oral care stop bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease, but it also helps ward off heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes and preterm labour (source: Colgate Professional).
That’s why we do more than just kids dental care…we do happy dental care. We want to be your child’s dentist throughout their growing years and into adulthood.
Kids in particular, put everything in their mouths and don’t always wash their hands. This makes the mouth a breeding ground for bacteria. In fact, more than 500 species of bacteria are active in your child’s mouth at any given time!
This is why it is critical to instil good oral health care habits from an early age, healthy habits they can take into adulthood including:
- Brushing teeth for at least two minutes, two times a day.
- Flossing teeth once a day.
- Refraining from sugary and acidic foods.
- Washing hands regularly and avoid touching the mouth.
- Avoiding long-term use of soothers and thumb sucking.
- Avoiding taking a bottle of milk or juice to bed.
Kids Dental Appointment with No Fear!
The fear of the dentist is a real thing! Referred to as dentophobia, about 5 – 10 % of people have this strong fear of the dentist. Furthermore, as many as 75% of adults experience some level of fear or anxiety in regard to visiting the dentist.
In most cases people develop this fear and anxiety about regular dental visits because of a previous traumatic experience. This can often happen during childhood as children can have difficulty understanding new situations. They may be reluctant to meet new people or have a skewed perception of their surroundings.
Happy dental care can alleviate this fear of the dentist and it starts at a young age. Our dedicated pediatric dental office is designed to make children feel welcome and at ease. Our pediatric dentists are not only trained in caring for young mouths but also have training in child psychology, which enables us to effectively and positively interact with your child to ensure happy visits.
Our entire staff is trained to make your child feel comfortable in order to reduce the risk of developing an unhealthy fear of the dentist. At Keswick Kids Dental, your child will learn that a dentist is trustworthy and regular dental visits play an important role in helping to keep them healthy. Plus…we make it fun!
Fostering Positive Experiences
with Dental Happy Visits
Every aspect of your child’s dental visit to Keswick Kids Dental is designed to put your child at ease. Our caring staff will welcome your child and our fun arcade zone, prize room, and fully stocked fridge will almost make your child forget where they are! We also recognize that regular dental visits can be another chore for you, which is why we offer complimentary spa services for parents while you wait.
For parents, we also offer affordable dental financing through PayBright!
If you still have questions or need more information about happy dental care, please call us at 905-476-2800 or click below to book a kids dentist appointment online!
Happy Dental Care that Kids & Parents Love!
- Fun-filled Kids Arcade Zone
- Free Prize Room
- Complimentary Ice Cream Freezer
- No Charge Spa Services for Parents
- Ceiling Mounted TVs
- Specialized Equipment
- Dedicated Surgical Suite with Recovery Room
- Affordable Dental Financing