Children's Dentistry in Barrie, ON
The professional team at Park Place Dental has extensive experience addressing the unique needs of children. We know that the extra care and attention we take with your child now sets them up for a lifetime of excellent dental health.
We like to start seeing children starting around twelve months of age. At this point in their lives, teeth are starting to emerge, and we want to make sure they’re healthy right from the start.
Also, exposing your child to dental visits at a very young age allows them to develop a positive relationship with us, which helps them feel safe and secure. Many adults who experience dental anxiety had an unfortunate experience with a dentist when they were a child. With our positive support and encouragement, this is exactly the type of situation we can avoid.
Making Your Child’s First Visits Fun
From the very first time your child comes into our office, we do everything possible to ensure the experience is positive and fun. We’ll count their teeth and give them a ride in the dental chair. Plus, our treatment rooms all have TVs, so your older kids can watch cartoons or their favorite shows.
If your child has any kind of apprehension about his or her trip to the dentist, let us know. We will go out of our way to ensure the visit is designed to help calm any fears. By the time your child has their first x-rays at the age of six or seven, he or she should feel quite at ease in the dental chair.
Helping Your Child Develop Good Habits
Children’s mouths are constantly growing and developing. We combine careful monitoring and preventative treatments, which allow us to catch and treat problems as soon as they develop.
The team at Park Place Dental will provide support and encouragement while helping your child develop good oral health hygiene habits. Our goal is to gently motivate your child so that brushing is something they want to do rather than something they have to do.
As a parent, there are things you can do to reinforce good oral health habits:
- Let them watch as you brush and floss your teeth, and help them learn how to take care of their own teeth.
- Talk with them about visiting the dentist and explain how important it is.
- Bring your kids along with you on your own dentist appointments to get them familiar with and comfortable in our office.
If you have your own anxiety about visiting the dentist, try not to let that influence your children. It is crucial that kids are calm and happy when it’s their turn to visit the dentist.
Please Call Our Barrie Clinic for an Appointment
We would love the chance to get to know you and your child and start them on the road to a lifetime of healthy smiles. Please call our Barrie dental office to arrange a convenient appointment with one of our caring doctors.