Our Mississauga dentists and team try to make our dental office as relaxed an environmental as possible to help children feel confident and at ease during their appointments.
We want kids to enjoy visiting the dentist!
Positive early dental experiences are essential when it comes to promoting a life-long interest in good oral health for children.
These positive childhood experiences with the dentist make more likely that children will create and maintain healthy dental habits as they become adults.
In addition, routine care starting from an early age can help prevent dental health problems from developing, or curb problems that are already developing before they become serious. This is one of the best ways to give your child a head start in their oral health.
We're Here for Your Kids
We're dedicated to helping children feel comfortable and secure at our dental office.
Our team will welcome you and your child, and our reception area has books and toys to keep kids busy while they wait for their appointment.
When the time comes for your child's appointment, the hygienist and dentist will explain the process in language that is easy for your child to understand.
They will take the time to answer any questions your child may have, ensure they are comfortable, and take breaks as needed.
Services for Children
Southcommon Dental offers the following treatment options for children:
- Cleanings & Checkups
Children should have attend routine dental checkups and cleanings at least once a year. This will help to halt any problems that maybe in progress, and treat them early.
- Monitoring Baby Teeth
Baby teeth help children chew and digest their food properly, and they also play a role in speech development. They are important to healthy development, and also guide permanent adult teeth when they erupt.
Your child should have their first dental visit around the time of their their first birthday.
Baby teeth need to be well cared for until they are ready to fall out naturally and be replaced with adult teeth. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis can help preserve the health of your child's primary teeth.
- Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride is a common dental treatment used to strengthen enamel and prevent cavities and tooth decay. We provide fluoride treatment for children to help protect their teeth and keep them strong.
- Dental Fillings
Even with thorough brushing and flossing, cavities can sometimes develop. Our goal in these cases is to properly preserve and care for a tooth's health.
The decayed material will be removed from the baby tooth and the cavity will be filled to prevent further decay. Learn More
- Dental Sealants
To further prevent cavities, we can apply a coating of dental sealant to the molars and premolars. These teeth have deep fissures that make proper brushing more difficult for children. Using sealants, we can cover the tooth so that plaque and bacteria aren't able to build up inside them.
- Early Orthodontic Treatment
During your child's dental appointments, the dentist will evaluate and monitor their oral development. If signs of misalignment begin to emerge, the dentist may be able to take preventive measures so that they do not get worse. This can help reduce the need for more invasive orthodontic treatment when your child is older.
- Oral Hygiene Guidance
During each visit, the hygienist or dentist will review proper dental care techniques with your child. This helps ensure that your child's teeth stay healthy and clean between dental appointments.