Good dental care begins in childhood. The Bay Dental Group team will work with your family to help maintain healthy smiles.
When should my child visit the dentist?
Ideally, children should visit our office for their first dental check-up by the time they are three and a half years old, or earlier if there are any concerns.
During this initial check-up, our caring staff will conduct a brief examination and demonstrate correct brushing and flossing skills.
One of the most important goals of this visit is to help your child become comfortable with visiting the dentist.
What ages does Bay Dental Group provide services for?
Bay Dental Group provides dental care for kids of all ages, from baby and toddler years to preparing your college graduation smile.
How can my child maintain their oral health?
A simple preventive dental hygiene regimen and cavities control starts with choosing the right toothbrush, regular and proper brushing and proper flossing.
Diet also plays a role in your preventive dental hygiene both from a strengthening and nourishing perspective and from a moderating sugars and food intake.
Preventive hygiene services for children include:
- Complete oral health assessment
- Correct brushing technique instruction
- Correct flossing technique instruction
- External examination of head and neck
- Cleaning and polishing
- General dentistry
Dental sealants are clear or tooth coloured materials that are applied to the permanent molars in order to prevent cavities in children.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to better prevent them from tooth decay by keeping germs and food particles out of these grooves.
The back teeth are the most common areas for tooth decay to originate in children and teens.
Beyond brushing, flossing and diet, maintenance and regular dentist visits also play a role in preventive care and sealants.
Regular dental check-ups beyond, putting your best smile forward, also helps with early detection should oral issues arise.
To maintain dental health as children grow, regular professional cleanings and check-ups are crucial.
To prevent the development of childhood cavities, we provide fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and specialized advice for children’s dental hygiene routines.
What are cavities?
Dental cavities is at its simplest, tooth decay and all too common as causes and prevention are well known. At Bay Dental Group in Sault Ste. Marie, we believe cavities control starts with a healthy oral care regimen that begins in childhood.
How can Bay Dental Group help my child maintain a healthy smile?
Beyond brushing, flossing and diet, maintenance and regular dentist visits also play a role in preventive care and cavities control.
Regular dental check-ups, beyond putting your best smile forward, also helps with early detection should oral issues arise.