Children's Dentistry in Richmond Hill
Regular care for children is extremely important to create a solid foundation for ongoing oral hygiene and give parents the chance to ask any questions they have about their child’s oral health.
We will take steps in order to make the experience as pleasant as possible for your child, and to make them feel comfortable with the procedure. We will use a technique called Tell Show Do on virtually all young children. We will explain the steps to your child in a way they can understand, and show them how it will be done. We may even allow your child to handle some of our instruments, so that they are aware of what will be placed in their mouth. Part of your child’s dental exam will include dental radiography. This allows the dentist to make a more complete and informed diagnosis, therefore, preventing further damage to the teeth as well as preventing the need for more extensive dental treatment in the future. In addition to regular examinations and nutritional counseling, we have preventive services such as pit & fissure sealants, fluoride, and mouth guards (sports guard), and restorative dental services for children.
At Silver Maple Dental we also supervise child’s developing jaws and teeth during the period of growth from infancy to adulthood. With appropriately timed maintenance of existing jaw space, the dentist may reduce or eliminate the need for future extensive orthodontic treatment. We offer different types of appliances and treatment methods to manage space during childhood. Obviously, the ideal space maintainer is the primary tooth itself. In case of early baby tooth loss, it is important to make an appointment with us, so we can prevent future space loss. This is the best way to save the space for the adult teeth and to avoid crowding of the existing teeth.