A Children’s Dentist In Edmonton You Can Trust
For quality children’s dentistry, Edmonton residents turn to Westmount Dental. With over 30 years’ experience in general dentistry our office is dedicated to lifelong oral health. We want children to learn early in life how to properly care for their smiles.
An Edmonton Children's Dentist Kids Like
Visiting a dental office is a new experience for most children. To ease children into the habit of attending regularly scheduled checkups we encourage parents to bring their children with them to their cleanings and checkups. By visiting the treatment room with a loved one, children meet our staff, become familiar with our office, and discover that going to the dentist is easy.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
We like to call your child’s first official visit his or her “happy visit.” A “happy visit” is our way of giving children a positive first experience with the dentist. Many children look forward to their “happy visit” because they have observed older siblings making similar visits.
Children who visit the dentist before mouth tenderness or other issues set in create positive memories and associations. These good memories can have a long-lasting effect and encourage strong lifelong oral hygiene.
A “happy visit” usually takes places when your child is 3 years old. At a “happy visit”, we typically do not take X-rays or clean your child’s teeth. This practice keeps the appointment short and simple. “Happy visits” make us a children’s dentist that Edmonton families are comfortable with.
Be positive! It is important to speak positively about going to the dentist – otherwise fears can be created for no reason.
Children are naturally positive and only have fears if we teach them fears.
Providing On-Going Children’s Dental Care
After the “happy visit”, children are ready for more regular and in-depth visits to maintain dental health. These happen annually or biannually, as recommended by our staff. Children receive prizes every time they visit Westmount Dental.
We further reinforce the importance of visiting the dentist by giving children positive feedback about how they are caring for their teeth. Children appreciate hearing this positive feedback from parents, too.
Your Family Dentist in Edmonton
Westmount Dental aims to be a children’s dentist Edmonton families trust. To request more information, please fill out our online form to schedule an appointment or call our office at 780-454-1269. You can also stop by our office, which is open 6 days a week with extended hours to fit your schedule.