Parkdale Dental Services for Children
A child’s first visit to the dentist often determines their relationship with oral healthcare for the rest of their lives. Dr. Robyn Blatt and our entire team Parkdale dental team understand the importance of a positive initial experience, especially for children, and we work together to provide for your child’s dental needs with compassion. At Blatt Family Dental & Associates, we strive to create a pleasant, educational, and fun environment for you and your child as part of our commitment to helping families in Parkdale and nearby Toronto areas achieve enduring, healthy smiles.
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What Happens During Your Child’s First Visit?
From the moment they come through the doors of our office, we want to help children feel comfortable. Our waiting room has an area filled with books and activities, meant just for them to enjoy. Once it’s their time to be seen, our dentists introduce themselves to your little one and provide a brief tour of the examination room.
We encourage you to accompany your child as they become familiar with our office. Your presence will help them feel safe and put their trust in our staff. It’s essential for you to feel comfortable during your child’s visit, as well. We will discuss with you and your child the reasons behind the tools we use and what to expect when receiving treatment from Blatt Family Dental.
A child’s initial appointment includes an examination of their teeth and gums, performed with their comfort level in mind. When required, and with your approval, we will take any necessary x-rays. The traditional x-ray film our practice uses easily fits smaller mouths, allowing us to accommodate our younger patients. Based on what our dentists find, whether the first signs of cavities or a poor bite position, they may recommend additional treatment.
Standard services that we offer for children include:
- Nu Smile® Crowns and Stainless Steel Crowns
If your child has lost a tooth early, our practice has treatment options available to prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place and contributing to alignment issues. Our dentists collaborate with qualified orthodontists and can provide a referral should your child display more complex misalignment.
When providing your child with the treatment they need, we prioritize making the experience as pleasant as possible. If necessary, we are able to provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or general anesthesia for your child’s visit. Our goal is to offer a welcoming and educational experience, helping you and your child understand the importance of proper hygiene and routine dental visits on long-lasting oral health.
When Should Your Child Start Seeing a Dentist?
We recommend that a child come in for their first appointment around the time of their first birthday. At this point, a number of their teeth will have emerged for our dentists to examine and suggest any necessary preventative treatment. Often, by identifying and addressing issues during early childhood, we are able to reduce the need for extensive corrective procedures later in life.
Even if your child is not experiencing any significant concerns, it’s still beneficial for them to visit and find comfort in our office, dentists, and staff. The first appointment usually sets the stage for a person’s lifelong feelings toward dentistry. Let us make a first impression that encourages your child to look forward to visiting the dentist.
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It is our privilege to guide young patients toward long-term dental health, whether they come to us from down the road in Parkdale or from surrounding communities such as King West Village and Bloor West Village. If you would like more information about the dental services we offer for children, contact Blatt Family Dental & Associates and schedule an appointment today!