Huntington Family Dental - Calgary

Child’s First Appointment in Calgary

A child's first visit to the dental office sets the stage for a lifetime of good oral health.
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A Strong Foundation is the Key to a Lifetime of Smiles

Help your children establish excellent oral hygiene habits early on and watch their smiles develop beautifully. We recognize family care’s challenges and rewards, understanding that kids require extra special attention. A healthy smile is a crucial part of childhood, so let’s set them on the right path with personalized guidance tailored to their needs.

Preparing for Your First Appointment

Talk to your child about their upcoming dentist visit to help them feel at ease. The primary goal of their first appointment is to relax, have fun, and start building a positive relationship with the dentist. Uncertainty can cause nervousness, so here’s what your child can expect during their first visit:

Engage in Conversation and Listen

We will engage with you and your child, explaining our procedures and their reasons, and introducing some of the tools we use. We communicate in a kid-friendly manner, ensuring they understand any terminology, and helping them feel comfortable and confident. See? We’re not so scary after all.

Conduct a Gentle Examination

We will gently examine your child’s gums, tongue, teeth, and overall oral health. This examination will identify any areas of concern or spots that may need extra care at home. We’ll offer personalized guidance and ensure these areas receive special attention during the next appointment.

Provide Education

We may ask your child to demonstrate how they brush their teeth, then offer gentle tips on improving their brushing technique at home. We’re also happy to answer any questions you or your child may have about dental health.

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During your consultation, we will examine your teeth, gums, soft tissues, and the alignment of your bite. Our goal is to assess the overall appearance and functionality of your mouth. Before planning your treatment, we want to understand the health and aesthetics of your smile, and most importantly, your personal goals, so we can help you achieve them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Around 6 months, your child will start to cut their first teeth. The recommendation is for children to see a dentist by age 1 or within six months of their first tooth appearing. If you suspect any problems or your child is experiencing discomfort or pain, book an appointment as soon as possible. There’s no wrong time for a child’s first dental check-up.

Baby teeth hold as much significance as adult teeth. Parents should understand that these teeth do more than just reserve space for permanent ones. They affect the shape of a child’s face, their smile, and their self-confidence. Children who develop the habit of smiling freely and confidently early on often continue these behaviours. Even mild dental pain, which children might come to accept as normal, can negatively affect their eating habits, including chewing, food choices, and the amount of food they consume.

Depending on the child’s needs and their cooperation during the exam, the appointment duration will vary. However, appointments usually take about one hour.

Following the first appointment, your child should visit the dentist as regularly as you do. We recommend a checkup and cleaning every six months unless advised otherwise. If your child experiences tooth or jaw pain, frequently rubs their jaw, or avoids hard or cold foods, please schedule an appointment sooner.

Your mouth is more than just your teeth; it’s an entire system that includes your teeth, tongue, gums, cheeks, glands, ligaments, joints, bones, and more. When one part of your oral health is compromised, it affects your entire mouth. Swollen, itchy, sore, or bleeding gums can be early signs of a more serious issue.

Read of the many ways we've enhanced the dental experience of so many patients in Calgary and beyond!

Mylene P

I want to thank Dr Moussa for a job well done. She fixed my teeth perfectly and takes her precious time to fix it. She gave so much care for her patients. She doesn't care how much time she will spend with her patient just to make sure that they are happy and satisfied. She has her magic hands - I didn't feel anything. I feel comfortable and so happy with the outcome. I wish I'd known about her a long time ago.

Jay Singh Gurung

I visited Huntington Family Dental a couple of week ago. Kudos to whole team for their above and beyond customer service and special thanks to Shilpa (Dental Hygienist) for her awesome clinical service !!

Jeanne C

I love Dr. Dina, she is great. She cares. She listens. She takes the time to talk to you and explain. She is comforting. She has a wonderful sense of humour. Her skills are top rated. I came from a very bad dentist situation of pain, I thought I may have to be sedated from now on. Because of Dr Dina I feel comfortable having dental work done without sedation.

Thank you Dr Dina.

I highly recommend Dr Dina.

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