At Brush Dental, we provide reliable children's dentistry in Sherwood Park. We know that children's dental concerns require special care and attention. When you bring your children to us, we carefully assess the development of their teeth and oral health to tackle specific issues. When providing dental care to children, we stress healthy oral hygiene and the development of healthy teeth.
We understand that children might find it daunting to visit the dentist. We create a relaxing and comfortable environment in our office to put your children at ease. Our friendly staff takes good care of them so that they are able to develop a positive attitude towards dental care.
If you would like to make an appointment with us, please get in touch.
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The earlier you start helping your child get confident and comfortable about their dental care, the better chance he or she will develop a positive attitude toward the dental office. The Canadian Dental Association recommends a child's first dental should be at the age of one year old. These quick early visits allow your child to get used to the office, the dental chair and the dental staff. A new toothbrush and a toy help make these visits fun and rewarding. Also important is the opportunity for you, the parents, to ask questions and to discuss home care for your family.
We will assess and discuss several things at your child's visit: signs of decay, crowding of teeth, gum health, tooth development, habits such as thumb sucking, how to protect teeth during sports, how to brush and floss, choosing the right toothpaste and toothbrush, and how to avoid cavities.
Appointments for children are kept as short as possible. Most children can have their treatment done in our office. For those who need extra care, we can refer to a children's dental specialist to complete the treatment.
Eating in the right way can go a long way to preventing dental problems for you and your children. When you eat any food containing sugars, the bacteria in your mouth process the sugar to produce an acid. This acid softens the outer layer of teeth (enamel) and can cause cavities or holes in your teeth. The severity of the damage depends on the amount of sugar consumed, the time the sugar stays in contact with your teeth, and the acidity of the food. For example, sipping a pop slowly over an hour is worse for your teeth than drinking it quickly in 15 minutes.