Child & Kids Dentist in Downsview & North York
Downsview Plaza Dental Office is a family friendly dental clinic where we ensure your child’s visit results in a positive experience.
We provide an array of skills, techniques, procedures and disciplines which have been made to accommodate the individual requirements of infants, children and adolescents. Our flexibility allows us to provide guidance to the development, growth and care for children throughout their growing stages.
It is essential that your child receive appropriate examination at the first stage of teething in order to prevent any potential issues from developing such as tooth decay and gum disease.
Your child’s oral health is taken seriously and we make every effort to provide careful and gentle care in a friendly environment.
Between the ages of 6 to 12 months, your child may experience the eruption of their first tooth. Gums may be sore, tender and in many cases irritable until your child reaches the age of 3. You may provide your child some comfort if you gently rub the infants gums with a clean finger or a cold wet cloth. Another option that works well is a teething ring. Several styles and shapes are available.
Throughout your babies teething, you should pay close attention to signs of baby bottle decay. Inspect the teeth, primarily the inside, every couple weeks for spots that may be a whiter tone then the surface of the tooth. Tooth decay can develop if anything other then water was left in the babies mouth during bed time. This occurs because the sugar contained in liquids will blend with bacteria in dental plaque. This often leads to the production of acids that affect the tooth enamel. When a child drinks any form of liquid that has sugar, acids will strike the teeth for several minutes. When the child is awake, the saliva in the mouth moves the liquid, however when the child is sleeping, the production of saliva is reduced tremendously which results in liquids surrounding the child’s teeth for extended periods. This results in teeth being coated with acids.
The primary teeth which are also known as baby teeth carry a significant role in dental development. If a child did not develop baby teeth, they would have a hard time chewing food and speaking. Primary teeth are important for the development of the infants jaws as well as the development of permanent teeth which grow at around the age of 6.
Considering primary teeth pave the way for the development of permanent teeth, infants with missing or lost primary teeth may need a space maintainer. A space maintainer prevents teeth from growing towards the open space. If this happens, the permanent teeth can grow in crooked. It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene in children to prevent the development of plaque and gum problems.