Check-Ups & Cleanings
The Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and The Canadian Pediatric Society recommend the first dental visit be by age one, or within 6 months of the first tooth erupting, whichever occurs first. At this age, we can introduce your child to our fun and friendly space and review best practices for diet and hygiene with you in hopes to prevent tooth decay. We can also provide information about what to do in the event of trauma.
Recall exams and cleanings
These are exams that are usually done every 6 months. During these exams, we check for normal dental development, the health of the gums and teeth, and evaluate if there are any cavities. Depending on the age and anxiety level of your child, we may also do a cleaning. These visits always have a focus on encouraging a good home care routine.
They emit significantly less radiation than standard radiographs. Radiographs may be prescribed for a variety of reasons. Some of the more common reasons we take them are: to check for tooth decay in between tight teeth, to check size and depth of existing cavities as well as to check for tooth/jaw pathologies. Each child is assessed individually prior to prescribing radiographs.
We use lead aprons and thyroid collars to reduce radiation exposure to the neck.