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Kids Dental Health Care Calgary

Children’s Dentist Calgary

Children's Dentist CalgaryThe team at Sierra Dental believes it is important to relate to your child. Our Sierra staff that work with children love spending time with them and understand how to motivate and inspire them to clean and care for their mouths 365 days a year; not just when they visit the dentist’s office. We also work with parents to notice and become more aware of their child’s developmental changes. This helps parents understand habits that may create adverse health effects for their children as they grow. Our practice is based on the belief that making things fun while empowering the kids to create a habit of morning and evening home care is one of the first steps to a lifetime of oral and overall wellness.

When should my child see the dentist for the first time?

Kids Dental Health Care The Canadian Pediatric Association recommends that your child see a dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts or by the age of one. We are proud that many children reach adulthood without a single cavity. By noticing changes quickly and implementing preventative measures, we can do our best to keep Sierra kids cavity free!

Call us today to reserve your child’s appointment.

FAQs

Why does my child need x-rays every six months?

As opposed to adults, children’s mouths and teeth are developing and changing at a rapid rate. Children are also more susceptible to cavities, and x-rays can identify any signs of tooth decay.

What can you expect at your child’s first dental appointment?

During this visit, the dentist or hygienist will go over your child’s health history and address any specific questions or concerns you have pertaining to your child’s overall oral health. Your dentist can also inform you about your child’s oral development, such as teething and future development. They can give you helpful advice on keeping your child’s teeth and mouth healthy, such as dietary tips to prevent cavities.


At your child’s first dental visit, the dentist will show you how to properly clean your child’s teeth, and give advice about what kind of dental routine to follow. Depending on the age and/or state of your child’s teeth, the dentist may perform some cleaning or administer fluoride.

Do you offer any dental sedation methods for children?

Conscious sedation is used on children that require multiple procedures at once. This type of sedation is also used on children with special needs because it allows them to relax while the dental work is being done. Conscious sedation will not put your child to sleep, although they may become sleepy. They will still be able to respond to voices and have full control over their protective resources. These include:


Gas (inhaled)

Pill or syrup (swallowed)

Shot (injected)

Intravenously (through the veins)


Oral sedation is another form of dental sedation used for children. This type of sedation is often used on children who require more help when it comes to sitting still. It is also used when a child is extremely anxious about their dental procedure.


General anesthesia will render your child unconscious so that the dentist can safely work on their mouth. Your child will fall into a deep sleep and will feel no pain. General anesthesia is administered in a hospital by an anesthesiologist and is required for larger surgeries like the removal of tonsils. Your child will be monitored when they are under general anesthesia to ensure that no risks are incurred.

What foods are bad for children's teeth?

There are certain foods you need to make sure your children understand are not good for their teeth. Below are 4 of the worst foods for your kids’ teeth.


Carbonated beverages and sugary drinks


Sticky candy


Dried fruit


Starchy foods

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