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Dental Care for Children: Start School Smiling

Dental Care for Children: Start School Smiling

At Canyon Dental in Calgary, providing quality dental care for children and the whole family is a top priority. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce that Canyon Dental is participating in the Alberta Dental Association “Start School Smiling Program”.

Start School Smiling is a charity campaign designed to encourage healthy dental care for children, and promote oral health and dentistry. As a participant, we offer free examinations and x-rays to Grade One students. The program runs from September 15th to October 31st, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you and your family! Book your oral health appointment with us today and start the school year right with a bright smile!

Start School Smiling Program

Back to school can be a hectic time. In the midst of the busyness, it’s important to prioritize your child’s oral health.

Ensuring your child has positive experiences with the dentist from a young age is extremely important to their long-term oral health.

The Start School Smiling Program promotes positive dental care experiences and encourages your children to form positive, healthy and lifelong oral hygiene habits. This province-wide charity campaign includes free examinations and x-rays to Grade One students if needed.

Dental Care for Children at Your Calgary Dental Clinic

The Canadian Dental Association recommends booking your child’s initial dental visit by the age of one year or within 6 months of the first tooth appearing.

Our caring dental team at Canyon Dental is dedicated to ensuring that your child has all the knowledge they need to maintain an excellent oral health care routine at home. At every appointment, we will discuss fluoride treatments and expected dental milestones.

We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have with your child’s developing teeth. Inform us about your child’s nighttime snacking routines, thumb-sucking habits and regular oral hygiene habits. The more details you provide for your child’s dental chart, the better we can monitor their dental development.

Children’s Dental Exam

Our dental office is designed to treat the early growth and development of your child’s dentition through adolescence. As your child grows, we will work with you and your child at every stage to ensure we catch any issues that will affect the overall function of your child’s dental health.

We pride ourselves in creating an environment that is friendly, caring and fun, allowing for a positive dental experience! We want your child to be comfortable during every visit to the dentist. Once your child is comfortably seated in our dental chair, we assess each of their teeth, their gum line and their bite. This is the perfect time to discuss oral care basics and establish whether any tooth decay is present and possible prevention measures.

Our team at Canyon Dental wants to ensure that your child enjoys a lifetime of positive oral health care. Our dental team is dedicated to providing you with a positive and relaxed visit.

Healthy Oral Hygiene

Healthy oral hygiene habits begin at home. Take note if your child suffers from bleeding gums during brushing and flossing including any puffiness, tenderness or pain.

Please remember to update your medical records when we see you as a lot can change between dental appointments.

Brushing first thing in the morning and before bed is essential. During the night, we produce less saliva which means plaque and sugar bugs can cause a lot of damage. Avoid giving your child juice or milk at bedtime because of the high sugar content.

Join us in our Start School Smiling Program and schedule a dental appointment for your child at Canyon Dental today.