Kids Dentistry in Waterdown
Our dental office strives to provide your child with friendly, inviting, fun, and relaxed dental care.
We understand that the dental fears patients have in their adulthood have often resulted from past negative dental experiences in their childhood. It is our goal to start children off with positive experiences at our dental office that will assist in their development and outlook on oral health care in the future.
Dr. Jordan Alley and staff provide a warm and friendly atmosphere for children’s first-time visits to the dentist. We avoid terms that children might find frightening! We want children to look upon their visits with curiosity and excitement, rather than fear.
What to expect during your child’s first visit to our dental office
At our dental office in Waterdown, your child’s first visit to the dentist is called a “Happy Visit” where your child is introduced to the office and our dental staff.
As confidence and trust are established, we can introduce them to more. We will judge how they are feeling and adjust our treatment accordingly. Our aim is for them to be excited about their dental visit and proud of having a cavity-free dental checkup.
According to the Canadian Dental Association, parents should take their children to the dentist for their first check-up within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. Children should go for regular dental check-ups every 6 to 12 months. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s readiness to go to the dentist.
Nutrition and the role it plays with your children’s teeth
Sugar and carbohydrate-rich foods, such as bread and crackers, can result in tooth decay. Even healthy foods such as milk have milk sugars that must be monitored. Helpful hints include:
- Don’t put your toddler to bed with a bottle of milk. This can cause baby bottle syndrome which is rampant tooth decay in baby teeth. Water in the bottle is a better alternative.
- Restrict the frequency of fruit juices between meals
- It is not the amount of sugar, but the frequency of sugar ingested that can lead to decay
- Rinse with water after meals and snacks
- Cheddar cheese fights tooth decay and is a nutritious snack
Our Waterdown dental clinic is proudly accepting new patients. Contact Waterdown Village Dentistry at (905) 689-3113, email us at email@example.com, or fill out our contact form to schedule your consultation.