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Planning Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist
Planning Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist
November 04, 2019

Are you worried about your child’s first trip to the dentist? Feeling some stress when thinking about taking your child to the dentist is completely normal – especially if you loathe trips to the dentist yourself. But fear not! As a leading Toronto dental clinic, QQ Dental is here to answer a few frequently asked questions on what to expect and how to plan for your child’s first trip to the dentist.

 

 

When should I take my child to first see the dentist?

 

Experts recommend taking your child for their first trip to the dentist within the first 6 months of the first tooth eruption – or by the first year of age. The primary purpose of the first visit is preventative. Your family dentist will ensure there aren’t any issues with your child’s teeth. The dentist will also be able to provide you with information regarding baby bottle tooth decay, feeding routines and practices, mouth cleaning, teething, pacifier habits, and finger-sucking habits.

 

 

How should I prepare my child for their visit to the dentist?

 

The last thing you want is for your child’s first trip to the dentist to be a terrifying one. So try to stay positive – get them excited for their first trip to the dentist. If your child is pre-school age or older, it’s best to explain what to expect in a way they can understand.

 

 

How can I prepare myself for my child’s first visit to a Toronto dental clinic?

 

Clear any questions or concerns you may have with the dentist ahead of time. Ensure you’ve compiled your child’s health history before your child’s appointment, and inform the dentist of how your child is feeling in the event that they are scared, anxious, or apprehensive.  

 

 

Where can I find a family-friendly Toronto dental clinic to take my child to?

 

If you’re looking for a family-friendly dental clinic in the heart of Toronto, then look no further than QQ Dental! We strive to ensure our patients maintain great oral health – regardless of age! As a family-friendly oral child-care facility, we are dedicated to building healthy oral habits from age 3 up until the late teens. Book an appointment with QQ Dental today!

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – COVID-19

Life has been anything but normal this spring and we sincerely hope you and your family are in good health. We are happy to inform you that we are now able to once again provide dental care for you and your family. The Ministry of Health has lifted the restrictions placed back in March. While many things have changed since then, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety.

Our office has always followed strict infection control standards and in order to keep us all protected during this pandemic and in the future, we have updated our protocols. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different.

Rest assured, all these procedures are designed to create the safest environment for you, other patients and our team.

We look forward to seeing you again. If you have any questions, please let us know. To make an appointment, call/text our office at 647-352-0755 or email us at qqdental2@gmail.com

Thank you for patience and loyalty throughout this ordeal. We value your trust and look forward to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,
The Team at Queens Quay Dental Centre