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“The best children’s dental care requires patience and a kid-friendly approach. “

– Dr. Jennifer Silver

Children’s Dentist Calgary

We offer children’s dentistry.

Your child’s first orientation ‘welcome’ visit is free!

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Parents trust us and children love us! Macleod Trail Dental is a family clinic dedicated to your special needs. Dr. Jennifer Silver and associates welcome you to our kid-friendly office. Your children can play in our well stocked “Toy Room.” It’s the little things that make a visit to the dentist that much more enjoyable for you and your kids.

Early childhood dental care is essential for the development of strong and healthy teeth. As well as, the foundation for a lifetime of proper oral hygiene. Children who learn to care for their teeth are more likely to practice good hygiene habits later in life. This pays off with fewer dental problems (and costs!).

Research shows there are several habits during the first two years of a child’s life that increase their risk for developing tooth decay. Risk factors include:

  • Improper brushing habits
  • Poor food choices
  • An unbalanced diet

Developing cavities in primary teeth further increases the risk of developing them in permanent teeth. Therefore, we recommend you bring in your child for their first children’s dental visit as early as one year of age.

Free ‘Orientation’ Visit for Children’s Dentistry

We Make Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist a Happy Experience

The first visit is free for children three years old and younger. Our dental team utilizes this first appointment as an orientation visit to get kid’s comfortable about going to the dentist. During this time:

  • Your child will get a tour of the office and a “ride” in the dental chair.
  • They will meet and become accustomed to the hygienist and dentist.
  • We will spend time discussing your child’s oral health and address any concerns or questions you may have regarding dentistry for kids. For instance, how to care for your child’s mouth, teething development milestones, as well as the link between diet and oral health.

We strongly believe that an office introduction prior to children’s dental care is a crucial step in creating a warm, familiar and trusting environment. That way, you and your child can feel as comfortable as possible whenever you come in for a visit!

Children Dentistry Services

We offer a wide range of children’s dental care services for our young patients. These include:

  • Regular check ups: Regular dental checkups determine the health of your child’s mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. At each visit, we look for issues such as cavities, tooth decay or fillings that may need to be replaced. As a result, we provide you with an ongoing assessment of your child’s oral health. In general, we suggest a dental check up at least twice a year for most children. Schedule may vary depending on each child’s growth pattern, risk for tooth decay, and oral hygiene.
  • Dental cleanings: Our children’s dental care services include dental cleanings. We use gentle cleaning techniques to polish your child’s teeth and remove any plaque, tartar buildup or stains. Helping kids maintain a bright and healthy smile.
  • Home-care instruction and nutritional advice: Our dedicated dental team strives to promote a positive dental attitude in young patients. First of all, we create a supportive and pleasant environment to foster your child’s lifelong dental health. Secondly, we always take the time to discuss the best oral practices with your child using kid-friendly communication methods. We provide home-care instruction and nutritional advice through explanation, demonstration and careful teaching. We promise, we never lecture! Humor, patience and a great sense of fun are our greatest tools. Of course, a small prize box for our little patients doesn’t hurt!

It is our mission to offer your family the best dental care for kids possible. If treatment requires, we may have to refer you to a certified specialist pediatric dentist.

Benefits of Dental Care for Kids

The most important aspect of oral hygiene for children is to take care of your child’s teeth from the first months of their life. If their milk teeth are healthy, there is a bigger chance for stronger, healthier permanent teeth. The following are just some of the many benefits of investing in your child’s oral health.

Establishing Important Habits

Even though a child’s primary teeth will be replaced by permanent ones, parents should still begin teaching their child good dental habits from a young age. A child who learns how to care for his/her teeth early in life will be more likely to practice good oral hygiene later on in life, resulting in fewer dental problems down the road.

Disease Prevention

This is one of the most important aspects of dental care for children. Oral issues such as dental cavities can expose a child’s body to a host of other germs. When inhaled through the mouth, such germs can enter the bloodstream directly via sores in the mouth. By practicing good oral hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly, your child’s mouth will be healthier, protecting him or her from other physical ailments

Pain Reduction

Dental caries are a common health problem for many children. Such cavities can make eating difficult or even make it hard for your child to concentrate in school and enjoying their activities. However, through proper toothbrushing and flossing techniques and seeing the dentist at regular intervals, the incidence of cavities in your child will be reduced, preventing many sources of dental pain.

Saves Money Over Time

Corrective surgery is extremely expensive which is why, at Macleod Trail Dental, our dentists’ take a preventative approach to your child’s dental health. Preventing oral issues through brushing, flossing and regular dentist visits will be far less costly than having to deal with caries, gum disease and the tooth loss that come from poor dental practices.

Remember, your child is always watching you! Parents with good oral habits set an example for children to follow. As soon as your baby is born you should begin caring for his/her gums and emerging teeth. It only takes a few minutes a day but it will lead to a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles.

Children’s Dentistry:

Dr. Silver and Associates are general dentists. Macleod Trail Dental does not offer Pediatric dentistry or children dentist specialists. Children’s dentistry is not a term/specialty recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College. A certified specialist in children dentistry is called a Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Silver and Associates provide children’s dental procedures as part of their general dentist license. If the case requires Pediatric dentistry, we will refer you to one of our trusted Pediatric Dentists.

At Macleod Trail Dental, our team of Calgary dentists are privileged to be treating second and third generation family members. We believe that quality service is accomplished through conservative dental practices. As well as, through the development of long-lasting relationships with our patients. As such, we are constantly aspiring to provide you and your children with the treatment options you require, all within a warm and caring environment.

For more information regarding dental care, or if you have any questions/concerns about your child’s oral health, please feel free to give us a call anytime at 403-253-1248

Email us at info@macleodtraildental.ca.

*Services are provided by General Dentists