COVID -19 update • Your health and well-being continues to be our top priority.

COVID -19 update • Your health and well-being continues to be our top priority.

(403) 382-2273

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C), Health Canada and the Canadian Centre For Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

To ensure the health and wellbeing of our patients and team members, we have installed 2 different types of air purifiers at our dental office. Both of these are manufactured by the Canadian company, Surgically Clean Air.

Both of these filters perform their duties without being loud, (an industry-leading low level of about 55DB) or creating a “breeze” that can be uncomfortable for our patients. 

Some additional changes you may also see when it is time for your next appointment. For example:

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (403) 382‑2273.

So come on in to get your dental work done and enjoy Surgically Clean Air! 

Dentistry For Children

Your Lethbridge Dentist

At what age should your child see a dentist?

mother and child brush their teeth

Dental authorities recommend taking a child to the dental office by age one or as soon as their teeth start to come in.

Here at Cool Dental in the Lethbridge area, we take a child’s first visit to our office as an opportunity to build their trust. We don’t do treatments right away. Instead, we get to know our young patients first and even play with them.

If you’re a parent or guardian, Dr. Lachman and the rest of our team can share information with you on how to care for your child’s teeth properly, along with potential dental issues that we need to be on the lookout for, such as baby bottle decay.

Is it necessary to get baby teeth checked?

We get this question all the time. If baby teeth are to be replaced by adult teeth eventually, is it still necessary to care for them? The answer is yes.

Primary teeth are crucial in helping children achieve lifelong good oral health. Baby teeth should, as much as possible, stay in place for many reasons, and here are some of them:

  • Hold space for adult teeth
  • Help children chew their food properly
  • Aid in speech development
  • Avoid tooth alignment issues
  • Promote a healthy, confident smile

When you bring your child to the dental office, we show you how to brush their teeth properly and share techniques to help them develop good oral hygiene habits.

What happens during the first dental visit?

child at the dentist

During the first dental visit, we help your child feel at ease at the dental office.

Depending on how they respond, we may take a look at their mouth and examine their teeth, gums, jaw, and bite. If your child allows it and if necessary, we may also clean their teeth.

We can show them the tools that we’re using in the office, explain what they’re for, and even give them a ride at the dental chair. If we don’t get anything done on the first visit, that’s okay too.

Our goal is to earn your child’s trust, so they’d be thrilled to come see us again.

Preparing for your child’s dental visit

  • Start soon. The sooner you can introduce your child to dental care, the earlier we can help them establish good oral hygiene habits.
  • Take the first step from home. Not all children like getting their mouth checked. To help your child get used to it, clean their mouth regularly, even before their teeth erupt. Use a clean washcloth to gently wipe their gums and tongue.
  • Do a mini orientation. Set your child’s expectations. Talk to them about what they can expect to see and experience at the dental office. Here at Princess Dental, we have an actual fire truck at the reception area that children can explore.
  • Schedule it first thing. Book your child’s appointment in the morning while they’re still in a good mood. Our friendly receptionists are happy to help you set up a schedule.
  • Always keep it positive. Avoid associating dental care with negative stories. Be positive about going to the dental office and meeting the dental team.
  • Prepare yourself too. Prepare a questionnaire so you won’t forget anything. If you’re dealing with dental anxieties yourself, speak with your dental team about it. Dental fears are common, and we’re here to help you stay calm. The last thing any parent or guardian would want is to pass along their anxieties to children. We hear you and we’re with you on this journey.

Children’s Dentistry in Lethbridge Area

If you’re looking for a new dentist in the Lethbridge area for your children or entire family, we invite you to our practice.

Dr. Karstan Lachman and the rest of our team love working with children, and we do our best to maintain a warm and caring environment.

We hear patients say that our dental team is the friendliest they’ve met, but we’d love for you to be the judge of it.

Call us today at (403) 382-2273 to book your child’s first dental visit. We look forward to meeting you.

Parent's Guide: Getting Started With Your Child's Oral Health

Learn how to ensure your child is on the path to healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.

Children's Colouring Book

children's colouring book

A fun activity book filled with lessons, stories, and colouring pictures all focused on teaching your child about dental health and hygiene plus they get a chance to win a cool t-shirt.

Here's how to win your free t-shirt:

  1. Download the colouring book and print it at home (or request a copy at our office)
  2. Colour your favourite tooth picture
  3. Bring it in to show us and receive a Cool Dental T-Shirt!


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Phone: (403) 382-2273

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1917 Mayor Magrath Dr S #10
Lethbridge, AB T1K 2R8


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