Children’s Dentistry in Milton, ON
Are you looking for a Milton family or pediatric dentist to take your child to? Hawthorne Village Dental Care offers family-friendly general dentistry to patients of all ages, including young children.
When to Bring Your Child to the Dentist for the First Time
Most pediatricians and pediatric dental experts recommend that all children have a dental exam by their first birthday, or shortly after their first tooth erupts. Boys and girls often differ when it comes to how soon their teeth come in, but it’s usually around 1 year of age, give or take a few months.
Benefits of Early Dental Care
Everyone gets two sets of teeth: a primary (baby) set, and a permanent (adult) set. Adult teeth generally start erupting round age 5-6. But what if baby teeth fell out early? Why is there a need to take your child to the dentist at all? Can’t you just wait until their adult teeth come in?
Pediatric dental care is very beneficial to children, in that it:
- Limits anxiety related to trips to the dentist. Early check-ups are prevention-focused, not associated with a painful experience. Your child can grow up enjoying their dental visits, rather than fearing them.
- Dental issues are diagnosed earlier, when they’re simpler and more affordable to treat. In turn, this reduces the extent of treatment that your child may need at a later age.
- Infections or decay in baby teeth can easily spread to adult teeth impacting your child’s smile and oral health.
- Allows for interceptive treatments to correct issues before they become more advanced, such as severe orthodontic misalignment cases.
What Happens During a Child’s Cleaning Appointment?
Children’s dental visits are quite similar to the ones you have as an adult. During their appointment, we will thoroughly clean their teeth, polish away any surface stains, screen for signs of disease, take X-rays (if necessary) and discuss oral hygiene and nutritional habits as related to what we see inside of their mouth.
Establishing a personal relationship with your child helps us to show them how to care for their smile, boost their independence, and reduce their chance of experiencing dental problems as they enter into adulthood.
Emergency Dentistry for Kids
As a parent or caregiver, one of the most upsetting things you can experience is seeing your child in pain. Toothaches and broken teeth are just a couple of examples of some of the pediatric dental emergencies that Dr. Sarna treats. When your child is in pain, time is of the essence. It’s important that you call our Milton office right away so that we can arrange to treat your son or daughter as soon as possible. Our staff will also be able to tell you what to do next, to best handle the situation until you can get here.
Your Milton Family Dentist
Hawthorne Village Dental Care offers comprehensive family and children dentistry at our office in Milton. Dr. Raju Sarna enjoys treating kids, making your family’s dental experience more convenient and personalized for everyone in your household. Contact us today to schedule your family’s next visit with us!