The Journey to a Lifelong, Beautiful Smile Begins with The Basics
Setting your children on the path to excellent oral health starts with instilling good dental hygiene routines early on and tracking their development as their smiles flourish. We recognize both the difficulties and joys of caring for a family, and understand that children require unique attention. A vibrant smile plays a crucial role in a child’s life, so let’s guide them correctly from the start with tailored advice suited to their specific needs.
Preparing for The Initial Consultation
You’re welcome to discuss the forthcoming dental visit with your child. The primary goal of this initial appointment is for your child to feel comfortable, enjoy the experience, and begin forming a positive association with dental care. Uncertainty about what will happen can sometimes lead to mild anxiety. Here’s a rundown of what your child can anticipate during their first dental consultation:
Talk and Listen
We’ll communicate with both you and your child, outlining the steps we’re going to take and the reasons behind them. We’ll also introduce your child to some of the instruments we’ll be using. By employing language that is easily understandable to children and clarifying any technical terms, we aim to make them feel as relaxed and confident as possible. As you’ll see, there’s nothing to be afraid of!
We’ll carefully assess your child’s gums, teeth, tongue, and overall oral health. This examination will identify any problem areas or spots that might require special care at home. We will offer tailored advice to address these issues and make a note to focus on those particular areas during future appointments.
We may request that your child demonstrate their tooth-brushing technique, followed by providing gentle guidance on how to enhance their at-home oral care routine. We’re more than happy to address any questions you or your child might have concerning dental health.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Your child is likely to get their first tooth around the 6-month mark. Experts advise scheduling a dental visit either by their first birthday or within six months of the appearance of their initial tooth. If you have concerns or notice that your child seems uncomfortable or in pain, don’t hesitate to make an appointment right away. Remember, it’s never too late to initiate your child’s journey toward dental health.
The duration of the appointment can vary based on your child’s specific needs and their level of cooperation during the examination. However, a typical appointment usually takes around an hour.
Your oral health isn’t limited to just your teeth; it encompasses a comprehensive system that includes gums, tongue, cheeks, glands, ligaments, joints, bones, and more. When one element of this system is compromised, it can have a ripple effect on your overall oral well-being. Symptoms like swollen, itchy, sore, or bleeding gums can serve as early warning signs of more significant issues.
Baby teeth hold significance that goes beyond merely reserving space for adult teeth in the jaw. They have a lasting impact on a child’s facial appearance, the quality of their smile, and even the frequency with which they smile. Children who grow up confidently displaying big smiles are likely to continue that positive behaviour. On the other hand, even mild dental discomfort that becomes normalized can negatively affect a child’s eating habits, influencing their chewing techniques, food preferences, and overall food consumption.
Following the initial visit, your child should see the dentist with the same regularity as you, which we generally recommend to be every six months for a checkup and cleaning, unless advised otherwise. If your child experiences any tooth or jaw pain, frequently rubs or holds their jaw, or avoids consuming hard or cold foods, please consider scheduling an appointment at the earliest opportunity.
What Our Clients Have to Say
I was hesitant to go to a dentist during the tough time we are living in and the challenges of COVID-19. I went with my son to Woodview Family Dentistry and it was an excellent experience. Dr. Kamosi and the entire staff are amazing. My son doesn’t feel comfortable when visiting the dentist but the doctor handled him perfectly. Definitely recommend the clinic.
The staff were amazing they were very helpful. Nelly at front desk was amazing, she was very helpful and she went the extra mile to help and explain the process as well as the cost of the treatment and the detail of the bill. Doctor Sabri was very considerate, he gave me the time to explain my issue. He did a good job in explaining the detail and the problem in very considerate way as well as with very high level of professionalism. Dr. Nada was also very helpful and professional. I highly recommend [...].
I highly recommend Woodview Family Dentistry. The doctors, Dr. Nada and Dr.Ahmed are highly professional, knowledgeable and caring; the front desk, Neli, she is very welcoming and organized, she also sends an early reminder before the appointment. Julie the dental assistant makes me feel at ease during the procedure and she makes sure that nice music is available in the room throughout the procedure.