A child’s first dental visit can be fun! The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends a child see the dentist once the first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday. The exam is done either in our chair or in a parent’s lap to evaluate teeth and assess dental development. It is an opportunity to discuss oral hygiene, decay prevention, healthy habits and proper diet. It is not uncommon for children to be apprehensive, so we focus on “tell, show, do” techniques and a variety of methods to put them at ease and look forward to future visits.
Keeping your children healthy is a priority for every parent, and that should also include oral health. Talking to your kids about their teeth and helping them understand the importance of good oral hygiene is crucial to their overall health. At Cochrane Rise Dental, we will help provide a positive, comfortable and encouraging environment to help you take care of your children’s oral health, including how to teach your child to brush and floss while educating about why it’s so important.
Early detection is essential to maintain oral health, modify bad habits, and treat issues as easily as possible. We aim to make a child’s first visit to the dentist enjoyable.
Children’s dentistry services include: