Children's Dental Services
From the moment a baby's first tooth appears, it's important that North Vancouver's kids get the comprehensive care they need to ensure their teeth and mouths remain healthy as they grow.
Compassionate Care for Your Kids
At Seymour Dental Centre, we help your child feel comfortable during their first visits to the dentist. This can help them establish a positive attitude toward oral health that will have a life-long impact as they learn to care for their smile.
When should my child visit the dentist?
Between the ages of 21 months and 3 years, your child will have 10 upper and 10 lower primary teeth. We recommend they visit for the dentist for the first time when their teeth begin to appear.
The earlier your child starts to visit the dentist, the easier they will be able to understand and become used to the process.
During this early initial visit, we can diagnose, monitor, and/or treat any developing issues.
Just like adults, kids should have a professional dental exam and cleaning every six months. Because each patient is unique, some children may need to visit the dentist more frequently than others.
Dental Services for Children
Professional cleanings and examinations help children establish and maintain excellent oral health as they grow. That's why these early appointments are so critical.
At Seymour Dental Centre, we provide the following services to support your child's dental health:
- Regular cleanings and examinations
- Specialized advice for children's dental hygiene routines
- Fluoride treatments
- Protective sealants
These elements work together to form the foundation of good dental health, starting in childhood and continuing into adulthood.
Oral Hygiene & Prevention
The moment your child's teeth start to emerge through the gums, tooth decay can become an issue. For younger patients, we focus on preventing cavities and decay.
Brushing & Flossing
Like adult teeth, baby teeth should be brushed twice a day. Begin brushing your infant's baby teeth as soon as they begin to erupt.
You should also start to floss your child's baby teeth once a day as soon as they have two teeth side by side.