Preventing problems beofre they arise
Keeping your children’s teeth and gums healthy and disease free
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It is recommended that children go to the dentist by age 1 or within 6 months after their first tooth erupts. An exam is a crucial part of preventative oral health care. During an exam, the dentist will clean your teeth and do a thorough check for cavities and gum disease. The exam might also include dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures. During the procedure the hygienist or dentist will discuss your child’s oral hygiene habits and help them understand proper brushing and flossing techniques through demonstration.
How to prepare for your childs first visit
1. Spread Positivity
It is important to reinforce that the dentist is a positive experience and an important place to visit. Try to avoid using negative terms to talk about the dentist, and instead try to warm them up to the idea by emphasizing the importance of oral hygiene and how visiting the dentist can help create healthy smiles!
2. Listen to your child
If your child is hesitant to visit the dentist, encourage them to share their worries with you so you can understand their fears. If we understand their specific fears, we can try our best to make them feel comfortable.
3. Carefully time your visit
Booking an appointment that works for everyone can be a hassle. Because every child is different, consider which time of the day or week is best for them to be well rested, and most likely to cooperate and be relaxed. Understanding your child’s personality can help us provide the best care possible to make them feel at ease.
4. Improve your routine
Tell us about your dental routine and let us know if you have any questions on how you can improve your brushing and flossing routine.
Family Dental Emergencies
In the event of a dental emergency such as a knocked out tooth, chipped/broken tooth, or toothache, call us to talk about the available options you have to get treated right away!
at bower dental centre, we offer
Flexible hours and a full array of dental services to keep your smile healthy
Bower Dental Centre has established a reputation for patient-focused dental services in Red Deer and throughout the surrounding community. We love helping our patients achieve radiant smiles and restoring confidence to their lives.