At Concept Dentistry, as a Calgary Family Dentist, we believe that prevention and education are the cornerstones of great dental care. Taking care of the dental needs of your entire family, from children to seniors, is our greatest responsibility.
Starting from a young age, Concept Dentistry, your Calgary dental practice strongly believes in creating a fun and trusting relationship between the child, parent, and our staff, working together to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. We strongly believe in the importance of general and preventative care in contributing to dental health.
We understand how important family is, and we feel the same way. We want you to rest assured, knowing that we have you and your family’s best interests at heart. Our Calgary dental office staff are skilled in dealing with all patients, no matter what age, and always provide outstanding dental services.
Because parents often have many questions upon bringing their children to the dentist for the first time, please find some helpful questions and answers listed here:
When should my child first see a dentist?
The current recommendation by the Canadian Dental Association is for children to go for their first dental visit within six months of getting their first tooth or by the time they have their first birthday. Also, when your child gets all their baby teeth in around age 2 or 3, they may have some interest in visiting the dentist and would also be a great time for their first visit.
How do I prepare for my child’s first dental visit?
A great way to introduce your child to visit our Calgary dental office may be to read a storybook together before the visit. There are many great books to check out at a nearby library or bookstore with many of your child’s favorite characters. Children often enjoy the novelty of the visit and all the attention they are getting!
What will happen at our first visit?
Your first visit to the dentist will include dental screenings and information-gathering on how to reduce the risk factors of early childhood cavities often associated in children. This visit allows for discussion on how to care for your child’s mouth, habits such as thumb sucking, teething, and the link between diet and oral health.
Your child will get to see some of the equipment used in the dental office like the chair, light, suction, and water sprayer. At later visits, when your child is older, x-rays may be taken to look for early decay on the surfaces of and between their teeth. X-rays are also helpful for seeing how their teeth are coming in.
How often should my child go visit the dentist?
At your child’s first visit, the dentist and his team will make an assessment taking into account Calgary’s environment and factors personal to you. We will then suggest a recare interval that is suitable for you and your child.
After your child is three years old, a general guideline is for them to come visit the dentist for checkups two times a year. This allows for regular cleanings and fluoride to help maintain a cavity-free mouth! Regular visits also help monitor cavities to hopefully prevent them from getting worse.
The dental professionals at Concept Dentistry recommend that you and your family visit our Calgary dental office at least two times each year for your dental hygiene cleanings to maintain proper oral health. To fully take care of your teeth, we also want to remind you to maintain your oral health at home by flossing, brushing, and rinsing on a consistent basis. Contact us today.
Suite 600, 2710 17th Ave SE
Proudly serving Calgary and the nearby communities of Southview, Radisson, Forest Lawn, Dover, Erin Woods, Penbrook Meadows, Inglewood and more.
Monday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday*8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
* Twice Monthly
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