At Sunnyside Dental, we believe that it is important for children to begin their dental experience at an early age. We follow the recommendation made by the Canadian Dental Association for children to have an assessment by a dentist within six months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age.
Tooth decay is considered the most common chronic childhood disease and accounts for hundreds of hours of lost school time. By assessing your child every six months to one year, we can identify and treat problematic areas in the mouth with procedures to treat existing cavities and fluoride treatments to strengthen the teeth between cleanings.
Early dental visits help us identify problems, such as proper nutritional intake due to an improper bite, developmental concerns related to speech development, habit control treatment for thumb sucking and other oral habits that may impact the health of the teeth and gums. We are also able to diagnose any problems with how the teeth are erupting and plan for future orthodontic intervention.
Our team of dental professionals will emphasize the importance of how proper brushing, flossing, and healthy nutrition impacts their oral health in a fun, interactive, and positive manner. By following these guidelines, our goal to help your child grow up with healthy teeth and gums that will last them a lifetime!