More fun for your child. The more comfortable your child, the more enjoyable visiting the dentist will become and in turn the understanding of the importance of good oral health. Our friendly staff, kids waiting area, comfortable atmosphere, videos and tv shows make DHG your office for children’s dentistry.
- “Adopt a Pet” Program
- Educational and Interactive
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Good Dental Care for Children
Adopt a Pet Program
To make the first trip to the dentist fun and rewarding, we have the Adopt a pet program. When your child finishes his or her first appointment with us they will get to take home a plush animal friend along with adoption papers signed by the dentist!
Educational and Interactive
Teaching proper nutrition, with fun toys, is as good for the teeth as it is for the mind, body and soul. Avoiding sugary drinks and snacks will not only prevent childhood obesity and diabetes, but will also go a long way towards preventing tooth decay.
Frequently Asked Questions About Children’s Dentistry
Your child’s first dental appointment
They grow up so fast: It may seem like just yesterday your baby was all gums, but now with the eruption of their first teeth is very important to book your first visit at the dentists office. It may seem a little premature for most parents; however, we feel it’s imperative to ensure your child gets familiar and comfortable with the world of dentistry.
Your child’s first dental appointment should be Quick, Fun, Educational and Rewarding. At DHG, we take this very seriously and have made sure that every interaction you and your family have with us is always positive.
Nursing Bottle Tooth Decay
Whether your baby is drinking milk or formula from a bottle they can develop cavities if allowed when left for long feeding periods or if they fall asleep with the nipple still in mouth. Watch for white or discoloured spots on their teeth as this is the first possible sign of tooth decay decay.
Brushing Your Little Ones Choppers
We can all recall the numerous songs we learned about how to brush your teeth, so its only fitting that we carry one this great tradition. Give your children a good start by brushing right from the eruption of their first tooth. Toothpaste should not be used at this stage as we’re just trying to get baby familiar with the sensation and habit of good oral hygiene. if you do decide to use a small amount of toothpaste make sure it has been approved by your dentist and that your child rinses and spits afterwards.
Protecting with fluoride
Fluoride is essential to help teeth become resistant to acid-producing bacteria. At DHG we apply fluoride to your child’s teeth in a few ways: We insert a fluoride tray in the mouth or apply it directly to each tooth. Once your child is old enough we will switch to a fluoride rinse to simplify the process.
Healthy food choices
Good nutrition is just as critical to dental health as good oral hygiene and regular dental examinations. Limit your child’s intake of refined sugar as sugars stick to the teeth providing enamel eating bacteria rich source of energy start eating away at your little one’s teeth. Remember sugar can hide anywhere: freshly squeezed juice or dried fruit, although these are natural sugars, they can cause just as much damage. Make sure to brush after every meal and if not possible at least have your child give theirs months a good rinse until they can get brushing again.
Good Dental Care for Children
Children’s growing teeth are especially susceptible to cavities. It is important that you make a trip to the dentist an essential part of your child’s oral health routine. As problems can develop much more quickly than you’d think. Additionally, your dentist is as important as your pediatrician. Investing in your child’s dental care will set and establish a trust between the child and the dentist for an oral life that’s free of embarrassment and pain.