When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?
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When should I take

my child to the Bolton dentist for the first time?

Many parents often wonder when they should take their children to visit a dental clinic for the first time. When it comes to dental care, it is very important that your child gets an early start. This is to make sure that your child becomes accustomed to visiting dentist regularly as part of good healthcare.

Here are some of the benefits of visiting a dentist early:

  • Your child is going to appreciate the importance of visiting a dentist
  • As a parent, you will be guided on the best home dental care practices
  • If there are problems, your dentist will be able to identify and fix them early

301 Queen st south, unit 3c,
Bolton Ontario L7E 2B1
Tel.: 905-533-2030
Fax: 905-533-2032

Dental care for children

With that said, the first step of your child’s dental care is choosing a worthy Bolton dentistry service. You can get this service by visiting your own dentist, or you can go for a more specialized service offered by pediatric dentists. These dentists specifically deal with children’s oral health.

After selecting a dentistry service that you feel will fit you and your child’s needs best, make sure to call that particular office so that you can know at what age they prefer to see a child patient who is visiting for the first time. According to CDA, it is advisable that dentists assess infants at one year of age or six months after the first tooth has erupted.

The first dental visit ought to be a very positive experience for a child. Remember, your child will be visiting the dentist regularly and you don’t want him/her to show resistance each time you visit. Therefore, make sure to take your children to the dentist before problems start developing.

Nevertheless, if you suspect your infant to be facing dental issues, do not hesitate to visit a dentist. In such a case, the age of the child does not matter. It is important to deal with problems early before they become big, difficult issues.

Emotions

If you are the kind of person that feels nervous when visiting the dentist, do not be the one to take your child to receive dentistry services for the first time. This is because children are able to feel their parent’s energy and if you are nervous, chances are high that your child will become nervous too.

Therefore, let someone else, maybe your spouse or a family member, take the child to visit the dentist Bolton for the first time.Additionally, do not use phrases like “don’t be scared” or “it won’t hurt” when explaining to your child what the first dental visit entails. These kinds of phrases create fear, which is not a good feeling for a dentistry newbie.

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Early dental care

Before the time for the first checkup comes, it is crucial to incorporate regular dental care as part of your child’s life at home. Before the teeth come in, clean your child’s mouth using a soft damp cloth frequently. When the first tooth appears, use a soft toothbrush so as not to injure the baby.

To add to that, ensure that your child is eating healthy foods with limited sugary treats. Good, healthy food goes a long way in helping your child grow strong, beautiful teeth while sugary foods destroy new teeth very quickly.

For more information or the best pediatric dentistry services, visit Smile on Queen Dentistry.

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Daniel Hardison
Daniel Hardison
14:07 17 Feb 18
I am beyond grateful to the staff at the Smiles On Queen. I until the past 6 months had allowed my health and especially my dental health to rapidly decline. I had avoided the dentist for close to a decade and had a lot of fear, shame and embarrassment regarding the state of my teeth. From the moment I entered the office and furthermore on my call to book my appointment I was met with a degree of compassion and understanding that quite honestly has left me overwhelmed. The care, patience and expertise of the hygienist was extraordinary. Additionally the receptionist was equally as kind and understanding. Thank you - you have done so much for my self esteem - I can smile again without having to worry about the appearance of my teeth. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
Aaron J. Jones
Aaron J. Jones
08:09 20 Feb 18
I was referred to this office by a friend because they offer IV sedation. I was very anxious at the dentist before but I was able to remove my wisdom teeth and I did not feel pain or discomfort. The dentist Dr. Lawrence was confident and told me what I was to expect afterward in terms of minor swelling and they also told me to come back if I have any problems but I am fine and happy. Overall I am happy this office was able to see me and they are great.
Julia Austerlitz
Julia Austerlitz
16:40 14 Feb 18
This dental office is staffed with some of the best people you will ever meet. First of all I would like to say that I’m really afraid dentists (I think its dentistophobia 😊), I've been to over 5 different ones with the same negative results from all. My mother is a cancer survivor and suggested that I check out her dental office...so I did. I was greeted by a team of fantastic people concerned with nothing but my well being. These people are angels sent here to help others in a time of difficulty, it is, honestly an absolutely amazing place.
phillipa cam
phillipa cam
17:50 26 Feb 18
My experience with both Dr Hung and Dr Norsen has been great and their office staff are very welcoming! I was well informed in details of my treatments and felt safe and secure for them to perform it. Both dentist are very gentle and does a phenomenal job. I was happy with my filling when it was done and I'd recommend these guy to every one. 😄
James Edwards
James Edwards
04:00 26 Feb 18
This was by far one of the best dental experiences I've ever had. I have a huge fear of the dentist and was open about my fears upon arrival. Dr. Norsen was kind, caring and catered to my needs and phobia. I 100% recommend this dental facility. I also felt nothing while receiving my fillings and I'm very hard to freeze and had a lot of work that needed to be done. Over all an awesome experience for the dentist.
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