Children's Dental Care
Our cheerful office environment helps children to feel comfortable during their visit, and our dentists and team understand how to provide comprehensive dental care at their pace.Request An Appointment
Creating Healthy Smiles for Life!
It's important that our young patients have positive early dental experiences. These formative experiences will help ensure that they maintain healthy dental habits for the rest of their lives.
We're committed to helping children feel safe, happy, and comfortable in the dentist's chair. Our friendly and gentle team will welcome you and your child warmly to our office, and our reception area has books and toys to keep kids busy while they wait for their appointment.
During Your Child's Appointment
When it's time for your child's appointment to begin, the hygienist and dentist will explain the process and discuss their oral health in language that is easy to understand. They will take the time to answer any questions your child may have and ensure they are comfortable.
During the checkup and cleaning, the dentist and hygienist will work at your child's place, take breaks if they're needed, and gently explain what to expect during each step in age-appropriate language.
At the end of the appointment, the dentist and hygienist will talk to your child about their at-home dental hygiene routine, and provide advice on how to improve brushing and flossing techniques.
Scotia Dental offers the following treatment options for children:
- Cleanings & Checkups
To help prevent issues from developing, children should see the dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup. This helps to catch any problems that may have developed so that we can treat them early.
- Monitoring Baby Teeth
Your child's baby teeth allow them to chew, eat and speak properly. They are essential to healthy development, and also guide permanent adult teeth when they erupt.
Ideally, your child should have their first dental checkup by the time they celebrate their first birthday.
Baby teeth should be cared for until they are ready to fall out naturally and be replaced with adult teeth. Visiting the dentist regularly can help preserve the health of your child's primary teeth.
- Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride is a common dental treatment used to strengthen enamel, helping to prevent cavities and tooth decay. At Scotia Dental, we provide fluoride treatment for children to help protect their teeth and keep them strong. Learn More
- Dental Fillings
Even with thorough brushing and flossing, kids sometimes develop cavities. Our goal is to properly preserve and care for the health of each tooth, and that includes baby teeth.
Your child's dentist will remove the decayed material from the baby tooth and fill it to prevent further decay. Learn More
- Dental Sealants
To help prevent cavities in molars and premolars, we can apply a dental sealant. These teeth have deep fissures that can be difficult to clean out with a toothbrush. Sealants cover the tooth so that plaque and bacteria aren't able to build up in them.
- Early Myofunctional Appliance Therapy
If you notice that your child automatically breathes through their mouth instead of their nose, ask their dentist to examine them.
Chronic mouth breathing in children can have significant negative impacts on their physical development.
Detected early, mouth breathing can be treated with Myofunctional Therapy.
The dentist will evaluate their breathing, recommend appropriate breathing techniques and exercises.
He or she can also provide special orthodontic appliances to treat improper patterns in the way your child's facial and tongue muscles work.
These exercises help to effectively train and strengthen those muscles, and help them breathe, chew, speak, and swallow better.
- Oral Hygiene Guidance
Our hygienist or dentist will review proper dental care techniques with your child at every visit, including brushing and flossing instructions. This ensures that your child's teeth are being cleaned well at home too.
Now Accepting New Patients
Our dentists are always happy to welcome new patients to our Halifax dental office. Contact us to get started today!Request An Appointment
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed