First Dental Visits

Provided By Pediatric Dental Specialists in Edmonton

Taking your child to the dentist for the first time is an important step in their dental and overall health journey. This initial appointment serves as a crucial milestone in their development, as it sets the groundwork for good oral hygiene habits and fosters a positive attitude towards dental care.

At our dental practice, we recognize the significance of your child’s first dental visit, and we strive to make it a comfortable and enjoyable experience for both you and your child. Our team of pediatric dentists and staff members undergo specialized training to cater to the needs of young patients and create a welcoming and child-friendly environment.

One of our primary goals during the first dental visit is to build trust and establish a strong rapport between your child and our dental team. We understand that children may feel anxious or apprehensive about visiting the dentist, which is why we employ various techniques to help them feel at ease throughout their appointment.

When should a child first see a dentist?

According to the Canadian Association of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD), it is recommended that infants have their first dental visit by the age of twelve months. Early dental examination and identification of any potential issues will allow us to address risk factors and protect your child’s smile and overall health.

What to expect during your first visit with our pediatric dentist?

During the first dental visit, our team will perform a comprehensive examination of your child’s oral health. This may include assessing the development of their teeth and jaws, checking for signs of tooth decay or other dental issues, and discussing appropriate oral hygiene practices. We may also provide gentle teeth cleaning if necessary.

In addition to addressing your child’s dental needs, we emphasize educating both you and your child about proper oral hygiene techniques. Our team will offer guidance on brushing and flossing techniques, as well as advice on diet and nutrition for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

Child-Friendly Environment

Our pediatric dentists and staff members are skilled in communicating with children in a gentle and age-appropriate manner. They use simple and understandable language to explain the dental procedures and address any concerns your child may have. This approach helps alleviate their fears and enables them to develop a positive attitude towards dental care from an early age.

Creating a child-friendly environment is another essential aspect of our practice. Our dental clinic is designed with children in mind, featuring bright colours, engaging toys, and playful decorations that help create a cheerful and welcoming atmosphere. We strive to make your child’s dental visit a fun and interactive experience, ensuring that you and your child feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your time with us.

By prioritizing a positive and supportive environment, we aim to create a dental experience that encourages your child to view dental care as a regular and essential part of their overall well-being. Our ultimate goal is to help your child develop lifelong oral health habits and ensure that future dental visits are met with confidence and enthusiasm.

Why Choose Pediatric Dentistry on 160?

Choosing our pediatric dental clinic means choosing a dental home where your child’s oral health is prioritized, and their smiles are nurtured with care. Schedule an appointment with us today and experience the difference we can make in your child’s dental health!

Our Pediatric Dental Specialists

Our pediatric dental specialists are passionate about creating a positive and comfortable environment for your child’s dental visits. With their expertise and gentle approach, we aim to make each visit an enjoyable experience, setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Dr. Zahra Kurji

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Andrew Wong

Pediatric Dentist

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We proudly deliver all aspects of dental care to infants, children and teenagers, as well as those of all ages with special needs.