Children’s Dentistry

Children's Dentistry in Calgary

At Renew Dental in SW Calgary, we're delighted to offer specialized services in Calgary Children's Dentistry, emphasizing a warm, welcoming approach to dental care for our youngest patients. Our aim is to foster a relationship with your child that ensures each visit to our clinic is met with a smile and leaves a lasting, positive impression. Understanding the pivotal role early dental care plays in a child's life, Dr. Keith Lawson and our team adhere to the Canadian Dental Association's guidelines, advocating for a child's first dental visit to occur within six months of the first tooth erupting and no later than their first birthday. This proactive approach is crucial in preventing early childhood caries (ECC) and setting the stage for lifelong oral health.

Children’s Dentistry

Your Child’s First Visit

The initial visit to our clinic is designed to be as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. It’s typically brief, focusing on getting to know your child and gently assessing their oral health through a careful examination of teeth and gums. Depending on your child’s comfort level, we may ask you to hold them in the dental chair or allow them to explore the environment on their own, fostering a direct bond between your child and their pediatric dentist in Calgary. This visit may include taking X-rays to monitor the development of permanent teeth, a gentle cleaning, and the application of topical fluoride to strengthen teeth against decay. Our team will also guide you on how best to care for your child’s teeth at home, ensuring you have all the tools and knowledge for effective oral hygiene.

Preparing Your Child for Their First Dental Visit

When it comes to preparing your child for their first visit to our children’s dentist in Calgary, we recommend treating it like any other new experience, such as a first haircut or a trip to buy new shoes. Your positive attitude towards dental care can significantly influence your child’s perception, making them look forward to their visits. Tips for a smooth first visit include taking your child on a “preview” tour of our office, reading books about dental visits together, and discussing what will happen during the appointment in a simple, reassuring manner.

Preventative Care and Cavity Prevention

Our commitment to preventive care is fundamental, as we believe in avoiding dental issues before they arise. Utilizing dental sealants, we can effectively shield your child’s teeth from decay. These sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth, acting as a barrier against cavities. Diet plays a crucial role in cavity prevention, and we emphasize the importance of limiting sugary snacks and encouraging regular brushing and flossing. Our goal is to establish a routine that promotes a lifetime of good oral health, teaching your child the value of caring for their teeth early on.

Contact Renew Dental

Renew Dental stands as a pillar of pediatric dental care in SW Calgary, where Dr. Keith Lawson and our team are dedicated to providing an environment that is both educational and enjoyable for your child. Recognizing the significance of early dental visits and preventive care, we are here to support your child’s oral health journey every step of the way. From their very first tooth to their transition into permanent teeth, our comprehensive care and personalized approach ensure your child’s dental needs are met with expertise and compassion. We invite you to contact Renew Dental to learn more about our children’s dentistry services and to schedule your child’s next visit, where we look forward to welcoming your family into our dental home.

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