Oakville Smiles Family Dentistry - Oakville

Child’s First Appointment in Oakville

When kids step into a dental clinic for their initial visit, it establishes the groundwork for lifelong dental hygiene.
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A lifetime of smiles starts with a good foundation

Give your kids a great start building good oral hygiene habits and monitor their progress as they grow into their beautiful smiles. We understand how challenging and rewarding family care can be and kids need extra special consideration. Having a healthy smile is such an important part of childhood, let’s get them started on the right path with guidance that’s personalized for their needs.

A Lifetime Of Smiles Starts With A Good Foundation

Begin your children’s journey towards excellent oral health by fostering good dental habits early on, and keep track of their development as they blossom into radiant smiles. We recognize the complexities and joys of caring for a family, and the unique attention children require. A vibrant, healthy smile is a vital aspect of growing up – let’s guide them on the correct course with advice tailored to their individual needs.

Getting Ready For Your First Appointment

Encourage your child to discuss their upcoming dental visit. The primary goal of their initial appointment is to create a comfortable, enjoyable experience, fostering a positive bond with the dentist. Uncertainty about new experiences can sometimes lead to apprehension. To ease any concerns, here is what your child can anticipate in their first dental appointment.

Talk and Listen

We will engage with both you and your child, clarifying our procedures and the reasons behind them, and introducing your child to the instruments we utilize. Our explanations are in child-friendly terms, demystifying any technical jargon to ensure your child feels relaxed and confident. As you’ll see, there’s nothing frightening about our approach at all

Gently Examine

We’ll carefully check your child’s gums, tongue, teeth, and overall oral health. This examination will help identify any areas that might require additional care or attention at home. We’ll offer tailored advice on how to address these areas and make a note to focus closely on them during your child’s next visit.

Educate

We may request your child to demonstrate their tooth brushing technique, and then provide gentle guidance on enhancing their brushing routine at home. We are eager to address any queries you or your child might have regarding dental health

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your child will start to cut their first teeth at around 6 months. It is recommended that children visit the dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months of getting their first tooth. If you suspect something might be wrong or your child might be experiencing discomfort or pain, please book an appointment as soon as possible. It’s never too late for a child to have their first dental appointment.
Baby teeth are no less important than adult teeth. Parents should understand that baby teeth do so much more than hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth. Children’s teeth can permanently affect how their face appears, how they smile and how often they smile. Children who are free to develop confidence and smile big in their early years tend to hang on to those habits. Dental pain, even mild pain that children learn to normalize, will have a lasting negative impact on children’s eating habits including how they chew, what kind of food they prefer and how much food they eat.
The length of the appointment will depend on the needs of the child and how cooperative they’re feeling during the exam. That being said, an appointment typically lasts about one hour.
After your first appointment, your child should come to the dentist as frequently as you do. We recommend a checkup and cleaning every 6 months unless otherwise specified. If your child has a tooth or jaw ache if you notice them rubbing or nursing their jaw a lot or if you notice them avoiding hard or cold foods please book an appointment sooner.
Your mouth isn’t just your teeth. It’s a whole system including teeth, tongue, gums, cheeks, glands, ligaments, joints, bone and more. When one aspect of your oral health sugars, your whole mouth suffers. Swollen itchy, sore or bleeding gums can be an early indicator of a much more serious problem.

Laura O

Oakville Smiles Family Dentistry is great! The staff is lovely and very helpful! The dentists are great and the front desk is amazing when it comes to helping you out with appointments and your insurance, always being super thorough! Super grateful!

Fady Halim

Always dreaded my dentist appointments, but Oakville smiles changed that completely to be honest. From the friendly staff that makes you feel instantly welcomed to the professional doctors. Everything about this place is how a dental clinic should be. Will definitely be going back without thinking twice!

Natasha Lilliman

This is straight-up the best dentist experience I've ever had. I have anxiety around any dentistry, and the cleanings and fillings I've had here have been very easy. Everyone who works in this office is kind, patient, and friendly. I cannot recommend them enough!

Oakville Smiles Family Dentistry - Oakville

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