Locations

Centre 70

218–7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary AB, T2H 0L7
(403) 258-3997

Northland

635-5111 Northland Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2L 2J8
(403) 247-3616

*All services are provided by General Dentists

Children's Dentistry

As a parent, you have a big role to play in keeping your child's teeth healthy and clean. You can help prevent cavities. Prevention starts at home, with good eating habits and daily cleaning of the teeth.

Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Once your child has teeth, he is susceptible to tooth decay. Babies may get early childhood tooth decay from going to bed with a bottle of milk, formula or juice. Unrestricted at-will breast-feeding at night may increase the risk of tooth decay, although the majority of breast-fed children do not experience this early childhood disease.

It can happen to children up to age four. Once your child has teeth, lift his or her lips once a month and check the teeth. Look for dull white spots or lines on the teeth. These may be on the necks of the teeth next to the gums. Dark teeth are also a sign of tooth decay.
If you see any signs, give a call right away. Early childhood tooth decay must be treated quickly. If not, your child may have pain and infection.

The Canadian Dental Association encourages a dental assessment of infants, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth. In most cases, a dental exam every six months will allow us to catch small problems early.