Children's Dentistry in Orangeville

It is important that children develop good oral habits as they can continue with these habits into adulthood and help them maintain healthy and clean teeth. It is commonly assumed that baby teeth are not as important because they will eventually fall out, but the condition of one's baby teeth may impact the development of their adult teeth!

It is suggested that a child's first dental appointment should be around the age of 1 (or when their first teeth start coming out) so bring your children to Family Dental in Broadway in Orangeville as soon as you can! During the child's dental appointment, our dentist will examine the condition of their teeth and gums. They will provide dental cleaning with topical fluoride and some information on how to continue good oral hygiene at home.

During your child's first visit, our Orangeville children's dentist will:

  • Examine their mouth, teeth, and gums.
  • Evaluate adverse habits like thumb-sucking.
  • Check to see if they need fluoride.
  • Teach you about cleaning their teeth and gums.
  • Suggest a schedule for regular dental visits.

Bringing your child in to our Orangeville dental clinic as early as possible allows them time to get used to appointments and can reduce the amount of dental anxiety that they feel later on in their childhood and even into adulthood.

Kids are known to have a fear of the dentist, so here are a few tips on how to help them overcome this fear:

  • Start young: the earlier your children are exposed to the dentist, the better.
  • Watch your words: Avoid words like "hurt" or "pain" when talking about the dentist, as this will only scare them. Try rephrasing when describing dental processes, such as saying that the dentist is "looking for sugar bugs" or "counting your teeth".
  • Avoid bribery: try not to promise a treat if they behave well at the dentist because it might make them wonder what there is to be scared of or anxious about.
  • Explain the importance of oral hygiene: teach your child that good oral health is necessary so that they can continue to eat and smile with no problems.

Book a dental appointment for your child at our Orangeville dental office today to get a full examination of your child's oral health.

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