Your SW Calgary Choice for Children’s Dentistry!
At Ultima Dental Wellness, we address oral health at every stage of life, and we welcome patients of all ages. We are proud to offer services tailored to children and their specific needs, from birth all the way to adolescence. We want to encourage proper children’s dental hygiene and care techniques in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Our aim is to offer child patients an enjoyable time at the office so that they leave eager to continue with their future dental visits.
Start your child on the right path to a lifetime of good oral health!
Our Ultima team is exceptional at communicating with children of all ages. As parents ourselves, we understand the unique needs and concerns that children have when it comes to dental visits, and we have many years of experience in child hygiene and treatment.
At Ultima Dental Wellness, we strive to create a general awareness for good oral health. Early prevention and education help make long term care and maintenance possible.
We offer Free Dental Appointment to Children under 3 Years old – called Happy Visits
When it comes to your child’s dental health, there are many things to take into account. Below are some general guidelines for dental health that parents may consider as their child grows and develops.
Before Birth – Finish All Dental Work
To continue improvement in the oral health of children, parents must be diligent even before birth. Unbeknownst to most parents and providers, the bacteria responsible for dental cavities can be transferred from mothers to their young offspring. Newborns are not actually born with the primary bacteria (Streptococcus mutans) necessary to cause dental cavities. Therefore, it is recommended that parents have their dental treatment completed before the birth of their child to minimize the transference of Strep mutans. This can help minimize your child’s risk of developing early childhood cavities.
Infancy – Bedtime Bottles Should Only Contain Water
Another important fact to remember is never to put your baby to bed with a bottle filled with anything but water. Milk, fruit drinks, apple juice, or sugar water in a bottle overnight can wreak havoc with developing teeth, often resulting in rampant dental cavities.
When Teeth First Come In – Begin Brushing
Another way to prevent early dental cavities is to begin brushing as soon as the first teeth erupt into the mouth. This should be done twice daily (once in the morning and once before bedtime) with little toothpaste. Starting this pattern of home care early on will develop a healthy habit of good oral hygiene that will last a lifetime.
At 1 year – Begin Semi-Annual Exams
By one year of age, your child should have his or her first teeth and the first dental examination should follow soon thereafter. Regular checkups every six months should then be completed in order to maintain good oral health and treat issues while they are relatively small.
At 7-8 and 12 Years Old – Apply Dental Sealants
Dental sealants help prevent the development of dental cavities in newly erupted permanent back teeth (molars and pre-molars). They involve the application of a bonded material to seal off the deep grooves that these teeth possess. They are quick and easy to apply, and highly effective in preventing the onset of cavities on these tooth surfaces.