Kid Friendly Dentistry

Baby teeth will begin to erupt between the ages of 6-12 months, and will continue to erupt until about age 3.

Your child’s first visit to the dentist should be an enjoyable adventure. Children are not born with a natural fear of the dentist, but they may fear the unknown. At 32 Pearls Dentistry in Mississauga, my team and I make a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel.

It is recommended that children should visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly-erupted teeth (emerging at six to 12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.

When new teeth arriveA child’s first primary, or “baby,” teeth will begin to erupt between the ages of 6-12 months, and will continue to erupt until about age 3. During this time, your child’s gums may feel tender and sore. To help alleviate this discomfort, we recommend that you soothe the gums by rubbing a clean finger or a cool, wet cloth across them. You may also choose to make use of a teething ring.

Your child’s primary teeth are shed at various times throughout childhood, and their permanent teeth begin erupting at age 6, and continue until age 21. Adults have 28 permanent teeth, 32 teeth including wisdom teeth.

Let’s get to know your teeth together, it will be fun!

Schedule a visit with us today so we can start a wonderful journey with a life of smiles.

Children’s Registration

A great oral hygiene regime needs to start at an early age. We invite you and your children to register with us at 32 Pearls Dentistry to get the ball rolling! We’ll be pleased to meet you and your family.

Dr. Kiran and the dental team will:

  • Give information on how teeth grow and develop and carry out regular checks to make sure the teeth and gums are healthy.
  • Offer hints and tips on dental care.
  • Demonstrate and explain toothbrushing.
  • Advise on weaning and healthy snacks and drinks.
  • Provide clinical care including twice yearly fluoride varnish.
  • The dentist will check your child’s teeth and gums at least once a year, from around 18 months and give any treatment your child might need. These regular visits will also help your child become familiar with being examined by a dentist.

    From the age of 2, the dental practice team can provide additional preventive care, such as fluoride varnish, fissure and sealants.