Children’s Dentistry in Erin Mills, Oakville and Mississauga
At Dr. Doan Dentistry, we provide comprehensive dental treatments for children of all ages.
At what age should a child start seeing a dentist?
We usually recommend a child to visit the dentist as young as 1 year old. The first visit is usually to get-to-know each other visit where a child can do a quick walkthrough of the office with parent(s), meet the dentist and maybe a fun ride on the chair. Please do not wait until a child is in pain to take him/her to the dentist as the child will associate pain with going to the dentist, and that will create fear, making it a negative experience.
What treatments can a child get at the dentist office?
At Dr. Doan Dentistry, we start treatment for a child at age 3. At this appointment, the child will usually get his/her teeth cleaned by a hygienist. We will show oral hygiene instructions (i.e. brushing and flossing) by show and tell techniques. The dentist will then check the child’s teeth and maybe some x-rays taken if necessary.
If there is any cavity or problems noted, we will develop individual treatment plan that best suited for the child and their family.
At Dr. Doan Dentistry, we always strive to make a visit to the dentist as fun as it can be for our little patients, to help create the most positive dental experience that they can take with them for the rest of their lives.
For more information, schedule an appointment for a consultation.