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Appleway Dental Clinics
Appleway Dental Clinics

Pediatric Dentistry in Red Deer

At Appleway Dental Clinics, we are committed to helping even the youngest of visitors understand the importance of good oral health and hygiene. We encourage parents to bring their children in as soon as possible for their first - and future - pediatric dental appointments.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry agree that children should see a dentist by their very first birthday, or at least six months following the arrival of their first tooth. While parents may feel that this is an extremely young age to introduce the child to a dentist, it is essential in establishing dental health care and hygiene in the home. Parents can learn about ways to reduce cavities in their children's teeth and ways to maintain a healthy mouth. Dental caries, or cavities, are common but 100% preventable with good oral health care in the home.

Introducing your child to the dentist at an early age is also a great way to make sure their visits in the future are enjoyable. During their first visit, children can enjoy having the dentist count their teeth and talk to them about how important it is to take care of them. This visit also allows the dentist to establish a positive relationship with the child, and help them feel relaxed and safe with the friendly staff.

Parents are discouraged from using negative words when talking about the dentist. Telling children that they will have to be brave or that nothing will hurt is putting negative thoughts into the child's head and can cause fear and anxieties about the visit. Instead, parents should discuss with the child how they will be visiting a fun, new environment, and how exciting it will be for the dentist to count how many big kid teeth they have! Children can read body language quite well, so parents should make sure they keep everything happy and positive when discussing the dentist.

Is your child ready to see the dentists of Appleway Dental Clinics? Call today to schedule the first appointment, and feel free to ask any questions you may have about what you and your child can expect when visiting for the very first time!
Appleway Dental Clinics