Family Dentists in Calgary know how important it is to find a dental team that can provide dental care to every member of your family. From the newest addition with only one tooth – right up to Grandpa and his need for more frequent Dental Cleanings – having a dentist you can rely on can help make you smile.
What is a Family Dentist?
Family Dentists are General Dentists who provide general dental services to patients of all ages. Often focusing on preventative dental care that comprises of exams, x-rays, dental cleanings and procedures like sealants – all intended to reduce the risk of more serious dental health concerns. As with all preventative maintenance – a little attention regularly can avoid surprises and expenses down the road – and discussing a schedule for routine dental visits with your dental team will enable you to receive the care your mouth needs.
Bringing Your Child to The Dentist
Nobody wants to get a dental cavity – let alone a young child. Dental pain for an infant or young patient can be frightening as they are unable to explain what hurts – so bringing your child to the dentist for regular check-ups is a proactive step in ensuring that any dental health issue is diagnosed as soon as possible – before pain and discomfort begins. If you’re wondering when is the right time for your child to visit the dentist for the first time, the Canadian and Alberta Dental Associations recommend that a child visit the dentist within six months of the eruption of their first tooth – or by the age of one. Now parents reading this may be thinking – ‘wow that’s young’ – but keep in mind that a child has to get to know the dental team slowly – before any treatment might be necessary. Starting with a Happy Visit that consists of a ride in the chair and counting teeth is sometimes all it takes to win-over a nervous toddler and prepare them for a lifetime of happy dental visits.
Family Dentistry in Calgary
Family Dentists at Bow Trail Dental in SW Calgary welcome patients of all ages to their General Dental Practice – and are happy to treat patients of all ages and dental needs – from toddlers with just a few pearly whites to more mature family members who may need help replacing teeth.