Your child’s first dental visit should be a fun experience where they get to know a little bit about what they can expect when they come to the dentist. We recommend that your child's first dental visit is at 2-3 years old, unless you have a concern regarding their dental health.
At Okanagan Dentistry we offer a complimentary “First Dental Visit” for any children 3 years and under, where your child’s oral health and medical history are reviewed, and we provide a thorough examination of their teeth. The main goal of this appointment, however, is to give your child a positive experience at our office!
For older children, an appointment between 30 minutes and 1 hour will be booked where they will have any necessary X-rays taken (if possible), a dental examination, and a cleaning by one of our certified dental assistants (CDA) or dental hygienists. We will also review appropriate brushing and flossing techniques with your child.
Many teens go through a period of time when their oral health is changing. New teeth are erupting or have just erupted and the way the teeth fit together is in a constant state of change. They may already be undergoing orthodontic treatment. This is a very important time for your child to see the dentist.
Many adverse oral health events that can affect a teen well into their adult life can be avoided by regular dental care during this time. Reinforcement of oral hygiene techniques and careful monitoring of tooth position and potential problems relating to growth and development (including monitoring impaction of wisdom teeth) are essential.
Dr. Leitch, Dr. Wiens, Dr. Bose-Roberts, or Dr. Hart will work with your child to ensure that their dental needs are met during this crucial time so that they are set for a lifetime of optimal oral health. Please call us today to book an appointment for your child!