Infant/Toddlers (0-3) in Newmarket, ON
Your baby’s first visit to Oasispark Dental is fundamentally important as it forms the basis of our relationship with him or her. We work together with parents or guardians to obtain all of the necessary information to provide excellent, comprehensive dental care for your baby. We strive to make this experience fun and relaxing for everyone—essentially like it’s an oasis!
At the first visit, we will give you a tour of our entire Newmarket office, as well as a complimentary consultation with one of our doctors. Our exam approach is “lap to lap,” where you hold your baby on your lap, gently laying his or her head on our dentist’s lap. Together, you and our team members will be able to see into your baby’s mouth while he or she is still safely in your arms.
Learn more about our oasis and introduce your baby to the dentist. Contact us today to arrange a pediatric dental visit in Newmarket, ON!
Establishing their dental home
The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dental Association, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend establishing a “dental home” for your child by the time they are one year old. This is the ongoing relationship between dentist and patient, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated and family-centred way. Children with a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate, preventive, routine oral care.
You can help us make your child’s first visit to our dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, you should inform him or her of the visit and tell them that our dental team will explain all of the procedures to them and answer any questions they may have. Try to refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle,” “pull,” “drill,” or “hurt.” We strive to use words that convey the same message but are pleasant and not frightening to your child.
Feel free to reach out and contact us at Oasispark Dental if you have any questions about pediatric dentistry in Newmarket, ON, or if you would like to schedule a consultation.
Around 6 to 8 months, your child’s first baby teeth to erupt are the lower front teeth (lower central incisors), followed by the upper front teeth (upper central incisors). Although all 20 primary teeth usually appear by age 3, their eruption’s pace and order will vary.
Baby bottle tooth decay
One severe form of tooth decay for a baby is baby bottle tooth decay. This condition is caused by frequent and prolonged exposure to liquids containing sugar, including milk and formula. Putting a child to bed for a nap or at night with a bottle other than water can cause severe and rapid tooth decay.
Sweet liquid that pools around your child’s teeth will allow plaque bacteria to produce acids that attack his or her tooth enamel. If you must give your baby a bottle as comfort at bedtime, it should contain only water—or gradually dilute the contents with water over two to three weeks to ease them into it.
To book your child’s first appointment at our dental oasis, please contact us in Newmarket via phone or email. We look forward to meeting you both!