Children's Dentistry in Durham
At Durham Dental Anesthesia, our specially-trained dental staff work together to make children feel right at home at our Ajax dental office.
As a child, going to the dentist can be a daunting experience - but it doesn't have to be! Children should be seen by the dentist after the age of three in order to become more familiar with the dentist office and to run a primary examination of their teeth and gums. During the appointment, our dental hygienist may clean their teeth with a topical flouride and introduce them to a proper oral hygiene routine that parents can help them with at home. These are habits they will carry with them for their whole lives. Learning preventative care helps towards maintaining healthy and happy smiles.
During your child's first visit, the dentist will:
- Examine their mouth, teeth, and gums.
- Evaluate adverse habits like thumb-sucking.
- Check to see if they need flouride.
- Teach you about cleaning their teeth and gums.
- Suggest a schedule for regular dental visits.
Parents should prepare their children for their first dental appointment by talking to them about the dentist, their experience, and how the process is expected to go. Our Durham dental staff is specially trained to work with children and any dental anxiety they may face.
Contact our Ajax dental office today to book an appointment for your children.