About Children’s Oral Care
At Toronto Kids Dental, we understand the challenge of maintaining a consistent dental routine for kids – brush, gargle, floss, repeat. Sounds familiar? We’ve all been there with our toddlers! However, initiating good dental habits from an early age can impact not just their oral health but their overall well-being. The mouth serves as a gateway to our digestive and respiratory systems and is a hotspot for bacterial growth. Keeping it clean not only prevents dental issues but also other potential health concerns in the future.
But don’t worry! With Toronto Kids Dental by your side, maintaining your child’s pearly whites becomes an exciting journey.
Our team strongly advocates for consistent dental examinations, and our approach makes the entire process fun and enjoyable for kids!
From the moment your child is born, dental care plays a pivotal role. Here’s a quick guide on maintaining dental health through various age milestones:
Toddler Oral Care – AGE 4-24 MONTHS
Begin with the basics. Even before that first tooth emerges, wipe your baby’s gums with a moist cloth post-feeding. Upon the first tooth’s arrival, it’s time to introduce a soft toothbrush and non-fluoride toothpaste. Schedule their inaugural dental visit either six months after the emergence of the first tooth or by their first birthday, as advised by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA). This habit helps in fostering dental comfort and underscores the significance of oral care. Bi-annual check-ups are the norm from then on.
AGE 2-4 YEARS
It’s time to transition to fluoride toothpaste. Let them take the lead in brushing, but keep an eye out to ensure effectiveness. Make dental care engaging: establish it as a family ritual, allow them to select their toothbrush, and maybe incorporate a short jingle or dance that lasts the suggested two-minute brushing duration. Continue with routine dentist appointments.
AGE 5-7 YEARS
At this age, the dental routine should be a habit. As permanent teeth begin to emerge, the quality of dental care becomes paramount. Ensure they know the importance of thorough cleaning. Regular dentist visits remain crucial.
AGE 8+ YEARS
Regular monitoring of their dental routine becomes less frequent, but periodic checks are essential to ensure no steps are skipped. Their active lifestyles shouldn’t overshadow the biannual dental visits.
For more insights on Dental Care for Children, consult the Canadian Dental Association.
The Toronto Kids Dental Difference
Our dedicated pediatric dentist and compassionate team aim to make every dental appointment a pleasant experience, fostering a positive dental mindset in your child.
We’re here to guide you, without judgment, on effective dental practices for your child and the entire family. Want a refresher course on brushing and flossing techniques or seeking some innovative dental care tips? Dr. Noah and our dental team are at your service.
With a combination of home dental practices, routine check-ups, and our curated tips, we’re committed to ensuring your child enjoys optimal dental health throughout.
For those requiring financial assistance for pediatric dental procedures, we provide easy and accessible dental financing options through PayBright!