What's a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist has been trained 2-3 years specifically for the oral health of children, from infants to teenagers.
When should my child have their first dental visit?

It’s recommended by the American Dental Association to have your child’s first visit by their 1st birthday. To prevent any dental health problems, it’s recommended to visit a pediatric dentist when the first teeth start appearing. Between 6 – 12 months is a good rule of thumb.

What's the best way to clean my child / baby's teeth?

We recommend using a toothbrush designed for infants, one with soft bristles and a small head. Brush at least once a day, especially before bedtime; this will remove any bacteria on their teeth that can lead to decay / cavities. 

Does thumb sucking harm my child's dental health?

Thumb sucking and pacifier habits that go beyond normal amounts of time can cause crooked, crowded or bite problems. 

Are baby teeth important to my child?
Primary, commonly referred to as “baby teeth”, are vital to your child’s dental health. These teeth help your children learn to chew, speak clearly and help form a path that the permanent teeth can fill in when they erupt.
How often should I take my child to the pediatric dentist?
We recommend a check up every 6 months in order to monitor health, progress and pevent cavities and other dental health problems. This timeframe might vary from child to child.
Are dental x-rays safe?
We use dental radiographs, which emit up to 80% less radiation than traditional x-ray film types. Our technology is the most up to date and safest. We also use lead aprons and high speed films to minimize the amount of radiation.
What should I do if my child loses / knocks out a permanent tooth?
Firstly, remain calm. Find the tooth, and hold it by the crown and try to reinsert it in the gum / socket. If this isn’t possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk and go to your pediatric dentist (with the glass).