Children’s Dentistry – Scarborough, Ontario
Quality Care for Your Loved Ones
Your child’s smile is probably the most precious thing in the world to you, so of course, their dental care is important. When you bring your child to us, you can trust that we’ll have just the right combination of treatments, a gentle touch, and patience to make sure they have a great time while we keep their smile safe. We even provide services like nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help children achieve their dental treatment anxiety free. Keep reading to learn about some of the ways we provide quality care for the little smiles in your life.
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Routine dental checkups and cleanings are one of the most important services that we can provide for your children. Positive experiences early on will lead to higher chances that they practice good oral healthcare as they grow older. In fact, to help them get used to our dental office, we have a program where your child can take a free introductory tour of our facility. They’ll get to meet Dr. Bal, our team, and take all the time they need to become comfortable in our dental office. We find that this “adjustment appointment” tends to help their entire dental experience start off on the right foot.
Of course, you are under no obligation to schedule another appointment after this tour. For our youngest patients, they always receive our very best, and that’s exactly why so many of our child patients have stuck with us well into adulthood.
As your child’s dentist, one of our jobs is to protect their teeth from damage and injury. If your kids play sports or participate in physical activity, it’s vital that they wear a mouthguard. Store bought products are often ineffective and only last for a season. Thankfully, are sports mouthguards are custom-made to provide your child’s smile with optimal protection. Additionally, they reduce the amount of concussion your son or daughter will experience during impact. These are great to wear during recess and running around with friends, not just contact sports because dental injuries can be common during playtime.
Most of children’s dentistry is about prevention, which is why we offer dental sealants. This treatment helps protect your little one’s teeth from cavities before they even occur. We will place a thin coating of resin on the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars, which makes it harder for plaque and food debris to get trapped. The molars are their back teeth that are utilized most for chewing. By eliminating the little nooks and crannies in their teeth, they’ll be much less likely to experience tooth decay.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
At Bal Dental Centre, we want to ensure that your children remain comfortable and relaxed throughout their appointment, which is why we provide nitrous oxide sedation. Also known as laughing gas, we can administer this clear and tasteless form of sedation through a nasal mask. It will keep your little one calm and even happy during their visit, plus, the effects wear off almost immediately so they can go back to school or return to playtime afterwards!
To learn more about what we can do for your child’s smile or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.