When is the right time for your child to visit the Dentist?
Don't wait until your child experiences a tooth ache to visit us. A child's first dental check-up should begin just after their first birthday or the eruption of their first tooth. Visiting a dentist at an early age can help to eliminate the fear of the dentist. The happy, friendly staff at Ellerslie Dental Clinic will make your children feel comfortable. We can even make dental appointments fun!
Children's Dentistry is a completely safe technique and will help your child to achieve and maintain oral health. A child's baby or primary teeth are of great importance. Baby teeth can help pave the way for secondary teeth, enhance speaking ability and chewing function.
As a parent you play an active role in your children's oral well being and are the ultimate role model for their dietary and oral hygiene habits. By setting a good example from an early age, your can help create a healthy routine for your child's future. Supervising your children while they brush their teeth is a beneficial technique in establishing good oral hygiene. A balanced diet, with children consuming foods from all sections of the healthy food pyramid, can also help to prevent decay while strengthing and protecting teeth.
What is a Dental Hygienist?
Dental hygienists assist dentists in treating patients and helping them to achieve optimal dental health and well-being. Dental Hygienists use preventive, educational and therapeutic methods to help prevent oral diseases while helping patients to achieve and maintain oral health. They will work with you to determine the best oral hygiene routine for your individual needs.
A Dental Hygienist plays a very important role in your dental health. Just a few of the tasks they perform include:
- Educating and counselling children and adults on dental health, plaque control, oral hygiene and nutrition.
- Removal of deposits and stains from teeth by scaling and root planing.
- Assisting in the prevention and control of dental caries (decay) and gum disease.
- Make impressions of patients' mouths for the construction of bleaching trays and mouth guards.
For more information or to book an appointment, please call Ellerslie Dental Clinic at 780-485-0650