Protecting young smiles with children’s dentistry in Oakville
Promoting oral hygiene in children as soon as they start teething prepares them for a bright, healthy smile well into adulthood. The dentists at Burloak Centre Dentistry provide children’s dentistry services for patients in the Oakville area. Starting dental care as soon as your child’s first tooth erupts helps them get used to visiting the dentist and can treat oral health issues before they develop.
The importance of oral health for children
Preventing tooth decay and gum disease is crucial for healthy development in young smiles. Thumb sucking, poor diet, and inconsistent hygiene habits can affect the development of facial muscles and jawbones. Oral health issues can cause crooked teeth, crowding, and malocclusion, increasing a child’s risk of oral health issues and airway disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea.
Our team will work with young patients to provide routine cleanings and exams, as well as educate them about proper brushing and flossing. These simple measures can prevent infections and decay, as well as ensure healthy development. By starting dental care early, you can save time and money on dental treatments and help your child build better habits for their overall health.
Treating cavities and other issues
During each appointment, your dentist will examine your child’s teeth and gums for oral health issues. Cavities and infections must be treated promptly, even in baby teeth, for healthy development. Once the adult teeth begin to grow in, your dentist will monitor their development for issues that may require orthodontics. Braces and aligners trays work best while the jaw is still malleable and providing them treatment early will help protect their teeth well into adulthood.
Our team is committed to providing your child a fun, educational experience at the dentist. Our waiting area is designed with your little ones in mind, and we have video games, toys, and activities to keep them happy while they wait. During the exam, they can watch DVDs or Netflix while we work. We offer treatment six days a week, and we will work with families to provide concurrent appointments whenever possible to make visiting the dentist as easy as possible for your family. Contact our office in Oakville today at 905.581.4436 to get started.