Children’s Dentistry

At South Central Dentistry children hold a very special place in our hearts.  Their early life experiences are critical in shaping their way of thinking and feeling about the world around them.

We recognize the physical, intellectual and emotional changes from infancy to adulthood and are here to support you and your children as your oral health advocates every step of the way.  Our goal is to provide the very best advice and care for your children and to create positive experiences that last a lifetime.

Dr. Jerome Caouette  (aka Dad to precious two)

We recommend the first visit to be at around the age of 3, unless you have any questions or concerns earlier. The approach taken for the first exam depends on your child’s age and disposition.  You may be asked to sit in the chair and hold your child so they feel safe.

The first visit will involve gently examining your child’s teeth and gums.   We also look for early indications of oro-facial development problems that are either genetically acquired or that develop from oral habits or breathing restrictions.   X-Rays may be taken to reveal decay and check on the development of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums.   If your child is ready we may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay.  Also, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth at home.

A few tips for parents about your child’s first visit:

We suggest you prepare your child the same way you would before their first haircut. Their reaction may surprise you.

Read books with them about going to the dentist. Some good one’s are:

  • Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter)
  • Dora Goes to the Dentist
  • The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist

Speak positively about your own dental experiences.

Review with them what the dentist will be doing at the time of the first visit.

Get Smiling

At South Central Dentistry in Edmonton, AB you see a general dentist who applies kindness and compassion to every procedure. Call (780) 757-3723.