The Canadian Dental Association recommends children get their first dental exam 6 months after their first tooth erupts or by the age of 1. The sooner you start taking your child for dental checkups, the higher the likelihood that their smiles will stay cavity-free.
Importance of Children’s Dental Care
Regular dental exams at the Asante Dental Centre can help your child enjoy a healthy smile with fewer risks of pain, sensitivity, discomfort, or tooth loss. Children also become more comfortable with their dentist and will be less likely to feel nervous if they need treatment.
Our dentists near you love taking care of children and strive to ensure that every one of our young patients leaves with a smile on their faces.
Children’s Dentistry Services: Preventive Dental Care
Our friendly general dentists in New Westminster, BC, use offer comprehensive children’s dental care treatments including:
Exams and Cleanings
Our dentist can examine your child’s teeth for cavities with the help of special tools including the DIAGNOdent laser to scan the oral cavity for cavities and decayed tooth structure. We also use the traditional mirror and explorer to help us with the examination. We will also check for swollen, red, or tender gums. When your child is old enough, we will start taking x-rays as well to help check for cavities and to ensure unerupted teeth are growing normally.
We will remove hardened plaque and tartar from between the teeth as well as along the gum line. Untreated oral plaque is one of the leading causes of cavity formation and gum disease.
We will also polish your child’s teeth and apply fluoride varnish to protect their pearly whites.
Fissure sealants help protect pitted back teeth from cavities. Tiny food particles tend to get stuck in the grooves of the molars and premolars, and children cannot easily brush these hard-to-access teeth located at the back of the mouth. After thoroughly cleaning and drying the tooth, one of our dentists will apply a conditioning gel that helps the sealant bond with the tooth surface.
Fluoride treatment is an essential part of children’s dentistry in New Westminster, BC. Fluoride application helps make teeth more resilient to cavities and reverse early-stage decay.
Please call Asante Dental Centre to book an appointment.