Children 7-11 Years Old in Newmarket, ON
Whether your children have been visiting the dentist regularly or it is their first appointment, we will always strive to ensure they have a great experience. Your child’s first visit to Oasispark Dental is fundamentally important as it forms the basis of our relationship.
We work with parents or guardians to obtain all of the necessary information to provide excellent, comprehensive dental care for your child. We strive to make this experience fun and relaxing for everyone—essentially like it’s an oasis! Contact us today to learn more about introducing your child to a pediatric dentist in Newmarket, ON!
Visiting the dentist with your child
At the first visit, we will give you and your child a tour of our entire Newmarket office, including Mr. Thirsty (our suction tip), and let you take a ride up and down in the dental chair! We invite parents to help us educate their kids about positive dental practices—starting with lifelong habits for flossing, brushing, and nutrition, as well as sugar bugs!
We invite you to stay with your children during their initial examination but suggest allowing them to be in the room by themselves whenever possible for future visits. Our dentists can typically establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. For added comfort, your child can bring his or her movie to watch during their appointment. At the end of their dental treatment, kids pick out a prize from our Treasure Chest to reward good behaviour.
Establishing their dental home
We strive to empower your children so they gain confidence and overcome any apprehension. However, we will never forbid you to stay with your child if you are both more comfortable this way. Establishing a “dental home” for your child will help your child receive appropriate, preventive, routine oral care. This is the ongoing relationship between dentist and patient, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated and family-centred way.
You can help us make the first visit to our children’s dentist in Newmarket, ON, enjoyable and positive. Be honest with your children about where they are going and explain that our dental team will answer any questions they may have. Try to refrain from using words that might cause fear, such as “needle,” “pull,” “drill,” or “hurt.” We strive to use words that convey the same message but are much more pleasant. Contact us to schedule a pediatric dental visit near you!
Although all 20 primary teeth (i.e. baby teeth) usually appear by age 3, the pace and order of their eruption vary. It is vital to maintain good oral care of these teeth, as neglected cavities frequently lead to problems that affect developing permanent teeth. Permanent teeth should begin appearing around age 6.
Primary teeth are essential for:
- Providing space for permanent teeth and guiding them to the correct position
- Proper chewing and eating
- Permitting normal development of the jaw bones and muscles
- Affecting the development of speech
- Improving appearance
Permanent teeth begin appearing around age 6, starting with the first molars and lower central incisors. By age 4 or 5, children should be able to brush their teeth twice a day with supervision until approximately age 7 to ensure they are doing a thorough job. However, each child is different. Our dentist can help you determine whether your child has the skill level to brush properly on their own.
Book a visit with our children’s dentist in Newmarket, ON, at your earliest convenience.
Eating habits and good hygiene
While fluoride is beneficial to teeth, too little or too much can be detrimental. Little or no fluoride will not strengthen the teeth to resist cavities, while excessive fluoride ingestion can lead to dental fluorosis. Encourage your children to spit out fluoride toothpaste when brushing—and only give fluoride supplements to children upon the recommendation of your pediatric dentist in Newmarket, ON.
In general, your child requires a well-balanced diet to achieve optimum oral health. Choose a variety of nutritious foods and limit snacks, which often lead to cavity formation. Encourage good oral hygiene to remove bacteria and leftover food particles that create cavities and brush older toddlers’ teeth at least twice a day. Furthermore, it is essential to visit the dentist routinely every six months to start your child on a lifetime of good dental health. Call our team today to book an appointment!