Sundance Dental in Calgary welcomes the whole family to our dentist office. We offer pediatric dentistry to help maintain your child’s dental health. Pediatric dentistry covers a wide area of dental services that have been modified and adapted for the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents. Dental care for children commonly focuses on the care of primary teeth and preventing tooth decay.
Preventing Tooth Decay Starts Early
It’s never too early to bring your child to the dentist. We recommend scheduling a dental appointment for your child around 6 months of age or when the first tooth erupts. One of the main focuses of pediatric dentistry is preventing tooth decay. We can provide routine teeth cleanings as well as encourage your child to take up positive dental and oral health habits like brushing, flossing, and eating a healthy diet. Scheduling dental visits every six months is recommended, but may vary depending on your child’s needs.
Why Baby Teeth Are Important
Many parents ask us why dental care for children also extends to taking care of primary or baby teeth. After all, baby teeth eventually fall out so why take care of them? Well, primary teeth are important for a few reasons; one, they help your child develop good nutrition habits by allowing your child to chew properly; two, baby teeth help with your child’s speech development; and lastly, they help permanent teeth come in by saving space for them. For information on the importance of baby teeth and dental care for children, contact Sundance Dental.