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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Children's Dentistry

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We know that you probably have a lot of questions about our practice, your oral health, and dentistry in general. At Orchards Dental, we are dedicated to patient education. This means that no question is ever silly, so don't hesitate to ask! 

Our dental team will always make time to listen to and address your questions and concerns, and you are welcome to call us or send us an email as well. 

We've collected a series of questions we often hear. Take a look and see if your question has been answered below. If it's not here – or you'd like more information – just let us know and we'll be happy to help!

Children's Dentistry

two young children brushing their teeth | Edmonton AB DentistThe Canadian Dental Association recommends that children have their first dental appointment six months after the eruption of their first tooth or by their first birthday. This first visit is often referred to as a “happy visit,” and the goal is simply to take a quick look to confirm that development is normal, introduce your child to the dentist and the dental office, and discuss early childhood dental care with you, the parents.

Even though your child likely won’t remember this first visit, it helps to introduce the dental office as a normal, familiar, and safe place to be. Dental anxiety is a common problem, and we want to help your child develop a positive attitude toward dentistry as early as possible!

How often should a child see the dentist

Like adults, children should typically see a dentist every six months for a regular check-up and cleaning. If your child has any specific dental concerns – such as a high risk of cavities, we may recommend that he or she come in more frequently.

We accommodate family dental care by setting aside time so you can schedule your family for a block appointment instead of having to make multiple visits. This helps to simplify your schedule and improves communication.

Give us a call today! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about children’s dentistry.

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