As with our adult new patient exams, child new patient exams are highly individualized. We take the first few minutes of the appointment to discuss any concerns a child or parent may have. It also allows us to enquire about what types of experiences a child has had in the past.

After taking and discussing any diagnostic x-rays, we provide a full assessment for children. We are able to determine each child’s risk to cavities and place them on an appropriate management program that is specific to the level of risk we have identified. By introducing this concept, we hope to do everything in our ability to give each child and their parents the tools to keep the number of cavities as low as possible, hopefully none.

A second important aspect we assess is growth and development. We provide information to help with the relationship of the teeth and monitor growth and development of the jaws. An early referral to an orthodontist is given if necessary.

Finally, we provide important information about gum disease and how it can be managed. . The needs of children and the associated recommendations of oral care techniques vary from those in adults. We provide valuable information on the current recommended techniques that are specific to children.

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Its no secret that the better something is maintained the longer it will last.  This is the basis of preventive dentistry, the art of identifying and properly managing disease risk.  We will identify risk factors on an individual basis and inform you how we can manage them together.  This will help to reduce the amount and degree of dental work required long term thereby keeping your teeth longer.

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Tooth structure can be affected by disease, trauma or abnormal development.  Restorative dentistry deals with the rehabilitation of teeth to proper function, health, comfort and appearance.  Please read on to find out how.

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Your smile says a lot about you.  The look of your teeth plays a role in day to day function, communication, self-confidence and overall quality of life.  Whether it’s the shape, shade or position of your teeth that you are not satisfied with, we can help.  Please read further about how teeth can be transformed to enhance one’s smile.

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Jaw and facial pain is often multi-factorial in nature.  Identifying the source of your discomfort and what condition you suffer from are key in finding the right solution.  Please click here to discover how we can help you.

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Sleep Apnea

Snoring has a large impact on how tired you and your partner are during the day.  In many cases, people stop breathing which has a large impact on the mind and the rest of the body.  If you snore or suspect (or have been told) you stop breathing while you sleep, we can help in numerous ways.  Please click for more information.

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