Going to the dentist can be a frightening experience for children, which is why Sunridge Dental Clinic strives to serve as a positive example. At our dental office, we offer a broad range of treatments in a comfortable, relaxing environment to put children at ease and improve overall health and wellness.

If you are seeking children’s dentistry in Calgary, AB at a location near you, schedule an appointment today. You’ll see just how much of a difference having a caring dentist can have on your child’s attitude towards oral healthcare.

Our other role is in providing a positive experience for our young patients so they are not scared of seeing the dentist to receive the care they need. We additionally offer education on positive habits, proper hygiene, and how to care for a broad range of issues. Our team wants to help kids grow into healthy adults.

Our main role is helping our youngest patient to grow into healthy young adults. By seeing them earlier we can help develop trust and good oral hygiene habits that would last them a lifetime. With frequent regular check-ups we can detect any small cavities that may be developing and treat the patient with silver diamine fluoride. Regular check-ups also allows us to monitor jaw development and allows us to treat any future teeth crowding without extracting any permanent teeth.

Good Dental Habits Begin with You

We believe the best strategy for lifelong oral health starts at an early age. Prevention and education are the keys to a happy, healthy smile. We work with children and parents to make sure little ones are off to a great start in caring for their teeth. If you are interested in tips on how to help your child, check out our guide!

Your child should have his or her first dental visit when that very first tooth has come in. This is an important milestone, especially for parents. At the initial dental appointment, you and the dentist will focus on the importance of prevention. In addition to your child’s check-up, you and the dentist will discuss oral hygiene, diet, and good habits as the building blocks for oral health. Your dentist will provide you with expert information and take the time to answer all your questions.

When to Start

At ages 2-3, children attend check-up appointments, which masquerade as more of a show-and-tell experience. These fun, playful years are an opportunity for your child to get accustomed to coming to the dentist. The ultimate goal is to have your child feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed when they visit us. Riding in the dental chair, looking in the dental mirror, and getting to know our team is the most critical aspects of orientation. These activities help your child associate dental visits with positive outcomes while building confidence. During this fun time in your little one’s life, coming to the dentist should be lots of fun, too! If you want to prepare them as much as possible, we have written a blog post on tips to prepare your child for their first visit.

As your child grows, we maintain regular 6-month check-ups to ensure all dental needs are being met. At this interval, your dentist can:

  • Provide ongoing, preventative care
  • Identify potential dental problems
  • Plan for future care
  • Monitor for concerns like decay and cavities
  • Provide restorative dental treatment
  • Support parents and children through education

At Sunridge Dental Clinic, we believe in a holistic approach to your child’s dental health. It’s a lifelong commitment that starts out small but means something big. Our highly trained practitioners and team would love to partner with you on that journey. We’re happy to be there with you every step of the way.

Treatments Available

At Sunridge Dental Clinic, we offer preventive and restorative treatments. These are designed to protect the teeth and also treat issues which are beginning to develop. Some examples of our current services include:

We can additionally provide assessments to determine if your child is at risk of developing any oral conditions caused by other diseases like juvenile diabetes.

Things You Can do to Help Prevent Tooth Decay

  • After a feeding, rinse or wipe down baby’s teeth with a damp cloth. Milk or formula left in the mouth will cause cavities.
  • Begin brushing with a soft bristled brush as soon as first tooth appears. Due to no fluoride in Calgary water. The ADA (Alberta Dental Association) recommends using fluoride toothpaste to help fight cavities in the mouth.
  • Use a small amount of fluoride toothpaste the size of a grain of rice if child does not know how to spit it all out. Use a pea sized amount if the child knows how to spit.
  • Try to wean your child off bottle feeding and soothers by their first birthday. This will help with proper jaw development and decrease in cavities.
  • Limit sugary and sticky carbohydrate food.
  • Don’t let your child fall asleep with breast or milk bottle in the mouth. The mild or formula will stay in the child’s mouth all night and will cause cavities on new teeth.

How to Receive Care

If you are interested in children’s dentistry, come see one of our dentists in Calgary, AB. All you need to do is call Sunridge Dental Clinic, explain what kind of treatment you are looking for, and schedule an appointment. Our office features flexible hours and plenty of distractions for children who might get rowdy while waiting.

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