At Summit Dental we will include you fully in a program to take care of your children’s dental and oral health, including how to teach your child to brush and floss in a way that is fun and enjoyable. As parents, we all want to ensure that our children develop and maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine that will continue into adulthood.
At Summit Dental, we believe that it is important for children to begin their dental experience at an early age, which is why we follow the recommendation made by the Canadian Dental Association for children to have an assessment by a dentist within six months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age.
Tooth decay is considered the single most common chronic childhood disease and accounts for hundreds of hours of lost school time. By assessing children at an early age, we are able to identify and treat problematic areas in the mouth with procedures such as white fillings to treat existing cavities and fluoride treatments to strengthen the teeth between cleanings. Early dental visits also help us to identify problems that may affect proper nutritional intake due to an improper bite, identify and treat concerns related to speech development, habit control for thumb sucking and other oral habits that may impact the health of the teeth and gums, as well as to diagnose any problems with how the teeth are erupting and plan for future orthodontic intervention.
Our team of dental professionals will educate your child in a fun, interactive, and positive manner to emphasize the importance of how proper brushing, flossing, and healthy nutrition impacts their oral health.
By following these guidelines, it is our goal to help your child grow up with healthy teeth and gums that can last them a lifetime!