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Children’s Dentist

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

First Impressions Create a Lasting Impression

A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable. Friendly welcoming faces, a sensitive and gentle dental professional who understands children, and a bright child-friendly office will all help your youngster feel at ease. Paediatric dental environments are designed with your child’s unique needs and comfort in mind.
Positive first impressions not only set the stage for happy visits in the future, but they also encourage children to be more enthusiastic about oral health.

The best time for your child’s first visit to the dentist is when that first little tooth appears!

The earlier the visit, the greater the chance that your child will be free of cavities throughout childhood.

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  • When should babies have their first dentist appointment?

    Preventative dental care begins with the emergence of the first tooth – a good marker for your child’s first visit to the dentist. New teeth follow quickly but are susceptible to cavities if not cleaned. Babies experience pain with both cavities and teething, and it can be hard for parents to tell the difference.

  • What age do you take your child to the dentist?

    Take your child for a first visit to the dentist when he or she gets the first tooth.

    Your child should visit the dentist before their first birthday.

  • What happens at the first dentist appointment?

    During your first visit our dental team will introduce you and your child to an age-appropriate program of preventative oral care including correct brushing techniques, flossing, fluoride treatments, sealants, and cleanings.

  • When should children start using toothpaste?

    Toothpaste should not be used on babies younger than the age of two, because babies cannot spit it out. Use a soft bristle tooth brush and plain water at this age. Brush the new teeth gently.

    Ask your dentist about the use of toothpaste with fluoride after age two.

  • Is fluoride bad for my child?

    Fluoride treatments help prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid from plaque and bacteria. The key is finding the right balance between dental fluoride treatments and ingesting fluoride from other sources also. Municipal water supplies, some toothpastes, and some mouthwashes can include fluoride.

    Ask your dentist about your child’s specific needs for fluoride to prevent cavities.

    Some parents prefer that their children be treated with sealants instead of   fluoride. Your child’s dentist can advise you.

Paediatric Dental Care at Moss Street Health Centre

The emergence of your child’s first tooth is an exciting marker of healthy oral development. Many other little teeth soon follow, and because each one is an important placeholder for the permanent teeth to come, good oral hygiene is critical.

Children’s mouths develop quickly and children’s teeth are more susceptible to decay than adult teeth. Prevention and early intervention are critical in early childhood.

Moss Street’s Children’s Dentist Dr. Ramandev specializes in promoting the healthy development of teeth and gums in young children. She also knows how to interact with children in a way that makes them feel safe and comfortable and that builds their trust.

Early childhood is the ideal time to have the dentist evaluate your child’s overall health, history, dental risks, and dietary habits.

During your first visits our dental team will introduce you and your child to an age-appropriate program of preventative oral care including correct brushing techniques, flossing, fluoride treatments, sealants, and cleanings.

As your child’s teeth grow and supporting oral bone structures and tissues develop, regular checkups with Dr. Ramandev continue to be important. She will assess your child’s teeth for signs of decay, the need for orthodontic intervention, space holders to make room for permanent teeth, or mouth guards to prevent sports injuries.

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Dr. Shaila Ramandev, DDS

Under the expert care of Shaila Ramandev DDS, Moss Street’s paediatric focused dental services offer everything your child needs to nurture and maintain a healthy smile.

Dr. Shaila Ramandev received her DDS from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, concentrating on Paediatric Dentistry and Esthetic Dentistry.

She also received the Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontics.

Dr. Ramandev completed her externship in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington, Seattle, and in Esthetic Dentistry, at Tufts University in Boston.