We use a variety of techniques to make your child’s visit as comfortable as possible. We play games and reward cooperative behaviour with stickers and toys. We encourage your child to be an active participant in the checkup by asking them to be a helper. Our goal is to build trust with you and your child so that you both feel relaxed at the appointments. This approach helps avoid the anxiety that many adults develop after an unpleasant childhood dental experience.
We will counsel you and your child on the importance of a healthy diet and demonstrate proper brushing and flossing to prevent dental problems from developing. We will discuss the benefits of bonding sealants to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of your child’s permanent teeth to help reduce the risk of developing cavities.
At each recall visit, we will assess your child’s growth and tooth development and suggest a consultation with an orthodontist if necessary. Early intervention can help minimize many orthodontic problems.