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Finding the Right Dentist for Kids

Everyone should see a dentist in North York regularly. That includes the children. While it may not seem like a pressing issue right now, choosing to find the right dentist to provide care for the kids will make a difference today and in the years to come. Here are some of the benefits that result from finding the ideal professional to help your kids with their teeth.

Making Dental Care Fun

It's hard to imagine anyone being all that excited about things like brushing, flossing, and using some sort of mouth rinse. Adults typically see basic dental hygiene as a necessity but not something the look forward to doing. Why would children be any different?

When you ask others “do you know of a good kids dentist near me” and find the right professional, don’t be surprised if he or she has some ideas that make taking care of the teeth at least a little fun. It may be colorful brushes shaped like characters from a cartoon, flavored toothpastes, or several other ideas. Those measures will go a long way toward encouraging the kids to remember to brush after meals and learn to use floss properly.

Someone The Kids Trust

Adults are not the only ones who can find all sorts of reason to not see a dentist. With kids, there’s the general anxiety about going, but there’s often another factor there. A dentist the kids do not know and get along with intimidates them. When they like and trust the dental professional, getting them to go is less of a chore.

When you ask friends “can you recommend a kids’ dentist near me," always ask how well the professional seems to get along with the patients. If you hear glowing reports about how children seem to really like the dentist, that one is worth trying.

Learning How to Encourage the Kids to Brush After Meals

A dentist in North York knows more than one strategy to encourage kids to brush after meals. Flavored toothpastes and fun toothbrushes are only the beginning. A dentist who can talk with the kids using words they understand can drive home the point of why brushing matters. Showing them how to brush properly helps too. Many dentists who focus on treating children exercise patience and treat the kids with respect. Children pick up on that and are likely to take whatever the dentist recommends seriously.

Helping the Kids Develop Good Habits for a Lifetime

The right dentist in North York wants more than to get the kids to come in regularly and take care of their teeth in the interim. That professional wants them to develop habits that help them keep their teeth healthy well into the retirement years. Praise when they do well and encouragement when they haven’t been doing the best job help to reinforce the importance of proper dental hygiene. With the aid of a patient dental professional, those habits will become ingrained and last a lifetime.

Are you already asking others “do you know a kids dentist near me?” and hoping to find the right one for your children? Call today and make an appointment. It won’t take long to see how the staff and the dentist ensure the kids are comfortable, treated with care, and will decide that coming back now and then will be okay.

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At the Smile Centre, we are continually updating our protocols to ensure the absolute safest environment for you and your family to have their dentistry done. We are continually monitoring and implementing all public health recommendations as they are modified.

The good news is that there have currently been no reports of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 transmission associated with dental treatment.

However with the increase in numbers and community spread we are being extra vigilant.

  • COVID-19 screening ALL persons entering the office (patients and staff)
  • Ensuring adequate supplies of advanced PPE
  • Reducing the number of people in the office at one time by staggering appointment times
  • Using advanced filtration systems to eliminate aerosols in the office
  • Utilizing virtual consultation appointments to communicate with you and limit the amount of office visits you require

We are asking our patients to also do their part by wearing masks, sanitizing their hands and letting us know if they have been in contact with anyone who is sick.

We also believe that taking care of your teeth and good preventive dental care has a positive effect on our immune systems and is an important component of your overall health.

Please call or text us if you have any concerns about your oral care or our COVID-19 protocols... we will be happy to help in any way we can.

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