Regular care for children is extremely important for setting a great foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and a healthy smile. At Mississauga Valley Dental Centre, we provide dental care for the entire family; we specialize in pediatric dentistry and provide a comfortable, enjoyable atmosphere that helps the little ones stay happy during their visits.
First Dental Examination
Your child should have his or her first dental appointment after the first tooth appears and before his or her first birthday. While children do lose their "baby" teeth, or primary teeth, these teeth are instrumental in helping children speak and chew properly. Additionally, these primary teeth create a path for their permanent adult teeth to follow when they erupt. Dental check-ups are also important opportunities to create a good foundation for ongoing oral hygiene and give parents the chance to ask any questions they have about a child's oral health.
You child's first dental visit will include scaling and polishing, fluoride treatment, a soft tissue examination, brushing and flossing instructions, a developmental examination, and nutritional counseling for maintaining good oral health.