At Southwood Dental Centre in Winnipeg, we provide dental care tailored to the needs of children and their growing smiles.
Early visits allow your dentist to monitor the health and development of your child's teeth and gums as they grow. They will also help your child to establish good oral hygiene routines, feel comfortable visiting the dentist, and maintain good oral health now and into adulthood.
It is recommended that a child is assessed by a dentist within six months of their first tooth eruption or by the age of one.
We participate in the Manitoba Dental Association's Free First Visit Program, so if your child is under age three, their first dental appointment will be free.
We'll help your child feel at ease from the minute they enter our dental office. When you arrive, you can wait for your appointment to begin in our reception area, where we have a play area for them to enjoy.
During the appointment, your dentist and hygienist will talk to your child about their dental health in language they understand.
Southwood Dental Centre provides the following treatment options for children:
Regular dental appointments are just as important for children as they are for adults.
Children should visit the dentist every six months to help prevent problems from developing, and to catch and treat those that are already developing early.
Primary (baby) teeth are essential for children's healthy oral development, and for the health of the whole body.
Visiting the dentist on a regular basis when your child is young will help preserve the baby teeth until they are ready to fall out and be replaced by the adult teeth.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps prevent tooth decay. We provide fluoride treatment for children to help keep their teeth strong and resistant to decay.
Despite best efforts to ensure good dental hygiene, sometimes kids end up with cavities. Cavity care for children is very similar to cavity care for adults, because preserving tooth health is the most important aspect.
To preserve your child’s oral health, your dentist will remove the decayed material from the baby teeth and fill them.
Dental sealants are coatings that are applied to the molars and premolars to help protect them from developing cavities.
Molars and premolars often have deep fissures in them that are difficult for children to clean with regular brushing. Sealants help seal off these fissures so that bacteria and plaque cannot build up inside them.
At every appointment your child attends, the dentist will monitor their growing smile for any sign of developing misalignments.
If a problem is caught early enough, early orthodontic intervention can help prevent it from getting worse. As a result, more invasive orthodontic treatment when your child is older may not be required.
During each appointment, the dentist or hygienist will review proper oral hygiene techniques with your child, to ensure that each tooth is getting a proper cleaning at home. They will also review brushing and flossing instructions, and they can make suggestions for supplementary hygiene aids, provide dietary advice, and more.
If you're looking for a dentist in Winnipeg, we'd love to see your smile!