Looking for a family dentist that really knows kids? One that keeps them calm, happy and looking forward to a visit to the dentist? Well our VM Picks: Top Vancouver Family Dentists list features family, pediatric and orthodontic dentists that cater to families and children.
We connected with SmileTown Dentistry about their child-centered dental practice.
Do babies need to go to the dentist?
As soon the first baby teeth erupt, children need dental care. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist within 6 months of the first tooth erupting, or by the time they are a year old.
Why are primary (baby) teeth important?
Primary teeth are important for a few different reasons. First of all, they make it possible for your child to properly consume and digest all the nutrients they need to be healthy. They also function as a guide for emerging permanent (adult) teeth.
At what age should children have their first dental check-up?
The consensus among dental professionals is that children should visit the dentist for the first time within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth, by the time they turn 1. Prevention and treatment starting this early will give your child a great head start when it comes to life-long oral health.
When should I start brushing my child’s teeth?
You can start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first teeth start to emerge, with a soft toothbrush and either water or a tiny dab of toothpaste. Before the teeth begin to emerge, you can clean your baby’s gums after meals using a soft cloth and water.
Can SmileTown Dentistry treat children with anxiety or special needs?
We certainly do! At SmileTown Dentistry, we have experience treating children across a wide spectrum of needs. If you are the parent of a nervous child or one with special needs, and you’re anxious about his or her oral health, we can help.
This post is sponsored by SmileTown Dentistry
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