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Give Your Child the Gift of a Healthy Smile

When you have children, you want them to grow up with every possible advantage, and one thing that should be well within reach is giving them the gift of a healthy smile. Encouraging your child to grow up with strong and healthy teeth in Newcastle will provide them with some significant advantages.

Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
People who have healthy, attractive and nicely maintained teeth are more likely to have good self-confidence and self-esteem, two qualities that can help them gain the very best out of life. Conversely, people with poorly maintained teeth or who have teeth that are missing are more likely to hide their mouth when talking with others and may have lower levels of self-confidence and self-esteem.

Protecting General Health
Thanks to numerous clinical studies, we now know there is a significant link between good oral health and overall health. When you look after your teeth and gums, it can protect your general health, but when you have poor oral health, it can increase your risk of developing serious health problems or may worsen any that already exist.

Good Dental Care Begins Early
West Bowmanville Family Dental is a family-oriented clinic, and we suggest that a child begins seeing our dentist regularly in Clarington from age three onward. By this stage, your child will already have many of their primary or milk teeth, and they are still young enough to be curious about a new environment and can benefit from positive dental experiences.

A Warm and Welcoming Dental Practice
Our dental practice is warm, welcoming and friendly, and we have large screen TVs in all the treatment rooms to ensure your child’s visit is more enjoyable and relaxing. We love seeing children visit our practice and especially as it gives our experienced dental team the chance to educate kids. We can make sure your child develops good hygiene habits early on and can work with you, showing you how to look after their teeth and gums. When your child is a bit older, we can show them how to brush and floss their teeth correctly, building patterns of behaviour that we hope will last for life.

Our team is highly experienced in teaching children about oral health and its importance, using terminology that is easy for them to understand. Also, we thoroughly recommend adhering to a regular schedule of visits.

Why Have Regular Dental Checkups and Hygiene Appointments?
Regular dental checkups and cleans allow us to monitor your child’s dental health closely and are a vital part of any preventative dental care plan. Most children will need to see a dentist in Courtice twice a year and can have their teeth cleaned professionally by a hygienist during these visits. It’s a straightforward routine that ensures any small dental problems are detected early on, hopefully well before your child experiences any discomfort or pain. Children also get to join our Cavity Free Kids Club.

Preventative dentistry is far preferable than waiting until a child develops a tooth infection, at which point they may be in severe pain during their very first dental visit. It is the kind of negative association that can stay with a child for many years after! Other preventative services that can help to protect children’s teeth include fluoride treatments to harden tooth enamel and increase its resistance to tooth decay. Dental sealants are painted onto the chewing surfaces of back teeth, forming a strong, thin layer of plastic that prevents cavities.

Our dental family is here to care for your family, helping everyone to enjoy optimal dental health and all its benefits.


Aug 9, 2019 by
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