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.
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:
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.
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.
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.BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
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