A visit to the dentist can be a scary time to a child, which is why our team at Coaldale Dental Centre strives to make our office as child-friendly as we can. Our waiting room is also equipped with a separate play area for kids, including a TV, colouring books, and other fun activities. Parents can keep an eye on their kids through the window while they wait for the dentist to call them in.
Convenient Location for After School Appointments
Making it to the dentist after picking your kids up from school, especially if the school and dental office are in different cities, can be a major chore. Our clinic is conveniently located near schools in the area, allowing our patients to make it to their appointment without having to rush home first. We look forward to helping our patients and their families achieve better oral health—call our office to book your next dentist appointment.
When Should I Schedule My Child's First Dental Visit?
An early start to dental care will show your child that a visit to the dentist is a regular part of their health care.
The first visit to the dentist your child experiences should be a positive one. Visiting before any problems develop is recommended so that your child has an easier time adjusting to the routine. If you suspect a problem with your child’s dental health, take them to a dentist as soon as possible.
It is important that your child is relaxed. If you are a nervous dental patient, we recommend that your spouse or another family member take your child to their appointment. A child may become nervous if he or she senses that you are nervous, too. Reassure your child about the positive aspects of going to the dentist while avoiding phrases like “it won’t hurt” or “don’t be scared.”
An early start to dental care at home is also highly recommended. Even before your child’s teeth come in, start cleaning their mouth with a soft damp cloth. When your child’s first tooth appears, continue cleaning with a soft toothbrush. Limiting sugary treats and focusing on healthy food choices is a great way to start your child’s oral health care on the right path.