Childrens Dentistry

Paediatric dentistry

Our team has a passion for paediatric patients. We strive in helping promote your child’s dental health. From toddlers to teens, we are here to teach your child the best oral practices and perform paediatric procedures.

Paediatric Dentistry in Etobicoke

Types of treatments

As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we encourage our patients to bring their children in by the 1st birthday. Regular yearly check-ups are an integral part of maintaining your child’s teeth and gums. However, your child may find themselves in a position of needing a preventative or corrective dental treatment for their baby or adult teeth. We will work with you to decide the best option for your child, including check-ups, sedation, fillings, baby tooth root canals, baby teeth capping, white zirconium crowns and more.

Visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience for children of all ages. Our team is experienced in using the latest paediatric technology alongside appropriate management techniques to provide your child with the best possible experience at the dentist. Over the course of our careers we have gained expertise in treating anxious or fearful children and we can explain dental procedures in a non-threatening manner. You can help us by avoiding the use of words such as “pull”, “needle” or “drill” that may trigger fear in your child.

One of the best ways to promote a positive experience of dentistry is to organize an encouraging and enjoyable first visit for your child. We will conduct a comprehensive examination to determine the child’s overall dental health, and appropriately recommend supplements, sealants or procedures.

Maintaining “baby” teeth is an important part of your child’s overall health. Healthy teeth allow your child to eat nutritious food, develop proper pronunciation and contributes to their self-esteem. Teething usually begins at 6 to 12 months and the first signs are usually sore gums and irritability. We recommend the use of teething rings to help ease your child’s process. Alternatively, you can use the back of a cold spoon and apply gentle pressure to the gums.

Preventing the decay of baby teeth can be easily avoided. First, it is important to prevent sleeping infants from breast or bottle feeding. If your infant needs a bottle to sleep, fill it water instead or use a pacifier in its place. When brushing a child’s teeth, make sure to clean all teeth using the right toothbrush and with the appropriate pressure.

As a parent, it can be nerve-wracking to be told that our children require sedation for a surgical procedure. However, as worrying as it can be for a parent, it is often better for the child’s health to be sedated during certain dental procedures. It can often help a child cope with anxiety and fear and increase their cooperation for the procedure. Our team of dentists is qualified to perform the safe administration of these drugs. We attend regular training courses to stay on top of the field and provide your child with the latest technology available in the field.

Children's dentist

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No matter the age of your child, they will benefit from visiting a dentist. Even if your child is cavity-free, a check-up will allow us to assess your child’s oral development. Rest assured that D.R. Dental can provide your child with regular and emergency dental care that is specialized for their particular needs.