Children’s Dentist Collingwood
Children’s Dentistry at Collingwood Family Dental
Our team takes special pride in our services for Children’s Dentistry in Collingwood! At Collingwood Family Dental, our General Dentists love meeting new children from the Collingwood and surrounding areas (and their families!). Our dentists go above and beyond to make children feel comfortable at our dental office in Collingwood and to make their experience a positive one instead of a ‘scary’ one.
Our office was designed with children and families in mind, including TV’s on the ceiling during your appointment, Netflix in the waiting room, and iPads for children to use while waiting for their family members.
We welcome children of all ages to become patients at Collingwood Family Dental. Our dentists recommend bringing your child in for their first dental appointment before their first birthday or six months after the time of their first tooth eruption – whichever comes first! Of course, parents are welcome to join their children during this first visit! Our dentists will be able to answer any questions you may have about your child’s oral health condition and at-home oral care.
Which Dental Services are Available for Children at Collingwood Family Dental?
At Collingwood Family Dental, we offer a full-range of dental services for Children in Collingwood and the surrounding areas. Our General Dentists are experienced in a wide range of family and children-oriented dental services.
A few of the popular Children’s Dental Services
at Collingwood Family Dental:
Happy Visits - a ‘happy’ first visit to meet the dentist and get comfortable at the dental office!
Dental Exams and Check Ups for Children
Dental and Hygiene Cleanings for Children
Fluoride Treatment for Children
Dental Extractions for Children
Dental X-Rays (at the correct age)
Dental Sealants for Children
Dental Crowns for Children (including stainless steel)
Dental Emergencies for Children
Dental Fillings for Children
Oral Hygiene Instructions for Children and Parents (Brushing, Flossing, etc)
Sports and Mouth Guards for Children
Although we offer a full range of dental services for children, there are instances when a Pediatric Dental Specialist is best suited for the case. In this scenario, our dentists will refer you to our recommended Pediatric Dentist. We will help you with the entire process and make sure your child is in excellent hands to receive the dental care they require. Our team is always here to help answer any questions you may have along the way!
Happy Visits for Children
At Collingwood Family Dental, we welcome all children for a ‘Happy Visit’ where they can experience the wonders of our Collingwood dental clinic for the first time! Our dentists will first take them for a ‘chair ride’ before introducing them to all the dental tools that are used, for example: “Mr. Slurpee, Mr. Whistle, and Mr. Bumpy”!
Our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental will allow the children to get comfortable with each element of the dental office so they can enjoy their dental visit rather than be afraid of it. There are many more tricks and tips our dentists will show the kids, but we’ll leave that for you to experience in person!
At the end of the day, we want children to view the dentist as a fun experience rather than a terrifying one. We find that Happy Visits help to create a positive relationship with the dentist and allow for an early start to great oral health habits that develop into a long-lasting beautiful smile.
When Should I Bring My Child in for Their First Appointment?
Our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental recommend bringing your child in for their first appointment before the age of one or six months after their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first. This will help to ensure that their oral health is progressing normally and that there are no early signs of potentially serious oral health conditions. This is also a great opportunity for our team to show you how to brush your child’s teeth and answer any questions you may have about your child’s oral care.
If your child is older than one and hasn’t been to the dentist yet, there is no need to panic. However, we highly recommend scheduling a dental appointment for your child in Collingwood as soon as possible. Prioritizing your child’s oral health care at an early age will give them the best chance to grow up with a healthy smile!
Is My Child Covered Under My Dental Insurance?
To have your child covered under your Dental Insurance Plan, you will likely need to add them to your policy (if possible). If this option is available, you can call your Dental Insurance Provider, or your employer’s HR department, to speak with someone about having your child covered under your specific Dental Insurance Plan. However, Dental Insurance Plans can vary greatly, so you should speak with your Dental Insurance Provider, or employer’s HR department about your options for Dental Insurance coverage for your child.
Regardless of your child’s Dental Insurance coverage, we still recommend prioritizing visits to the Dental Office for your child. Our team at Collingwood Family Dental would be more than happy to help you schedule an appointment for your child and family at a time that works best for your family.
If Baby Teeth Fall Eventually Out, Why Take Care of Them Now?
At Collingwood Family Dental, we do our best to stress to our patients the importance of proper oral health care for people of all ages. It’s important to note that primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, are extremely important to your child’s oral health and development. Primary teeth should not be ignored and disregarded as ‘teeth that just fall out’. This mentality can be extremely detrimental to a child’s oral health and lead to potentially serious oral health issues.
Here are a few benefits of primary teeth and reasons why they should be maintained with proper oral health care:
1. Jaw Development
Baby teeth help to promote the development and growth of the jaw bone, which helps to create a strong foundation for incoming permanent teeth
2. Chewing Properly
Having healthy baby teeth allows your child to chew and eat properly, allowing for easier digestion. Missing baby teeth, due to lack of oral care, can lead to misaligned teeth which may make it difficult for your child to chew properly
3. Easy Speaking
Children learn to speak while primary teeth are present. Altering the development or alignment of their jaw can have significant effects on their ability to speak naturally
4. Guides for Permanent Teeth
Your child’s baby teeth act as guides and placeholders for their future permanent adult teeth. Having properly aligned primary teeth sets the stage for properly aligned permanent teeth. Ignoring a decayed baby tooth can lead to serious infection, which can have a harmful impact on the development of the incoming adult tooth underneath
5. Prevention of Cavities with Regular Dental Visits
Cavities can cause early primary tooth loss, which affects the development of permanent teeth. Cavities can be monitored and addressed with regular visits to the dental office from an early age
6. Oral Health Habits Early
It’s very important to develop great oral health habits early in life as this sets the stage for a healthy smile later! When a child is taught proper oral health habits at an early age, they often carry those habits into adulthood
As you can see, visiting the dentist from a young age and taking care of a child’s primary teeth are extremely important. Our dentists and hygienists at Collingwood Family Dental are available to answer any of your questions about your child’s oral health care and routine. We’re happy to recommend toothbrushes, toothpaste, and a daily hygiene routine for your child when you schedule a visit to our Dental Clinic in Collingwood for a children’s dental appointment!
Looking for a Dentist for a Children’s Dentistry in Collingwood?
Finding a dentist for Children in Collingwood is an important decision. Rest assured, there are plenty of great options in the community. The best dentist for Children in Collingwood would be a Pediatric Dentist. However, there are currently no Pediatric Dental Clinics available in Collingwood. The good news is that Pediatric dentists are typically only needed for complex cases, so most children would be well taken care of at a Family Dentist near you
For a majority of Children’s dental services, we recommend seeking out a dentist that offers a full range of children and family dental services. Your chosen dentist should not only be able to provide a wide range of dental services for Children, but also provide services for teens, adults and seniors as well. This allows a young child to develop a strong relationship with the Family Dentist from a young age right into their adult and senior years.
At Collingwood Family Dental, we offer a full range of family-oriented dental services including Dental Services for Children. We would be more than happy to meet your children (and the whole family!) to show you around the office and be introduced to our team of dental professionals. We are currently accepting new families and patients of all ages!
How to Schedule an Appointment for a Children’s Dental Services at Collingwood Family Dental
To schedule an appointment for a Children’s Dental Exam or Cleaning at Collingwood Family Dental, feel free to call, email, walk-in, or visit our website to use our ‘Book Online’ feature and schedule your own appointment. As a General Dentist, Dr. Sarah has worked in Family Dental Offices for her entire career and enjoys treating and meeting kids of all ages (and their families too)! We are located downtown at 1 Huron St, Collingwood next to the Collingwood Harbour with lots of Free Parking available!
Our Children’s Dentistry services are not only available to those in Collingwood, but also those in Wasaga Beach, Thornbury, The Blue Mountains, Nottawa, Clarksburg, Springwater, New Lowell, Creemore, Stayner, Clearview, and the surrounding areas! Collingwood Family Dental is now Accepting New Patients and Families. We offer Direct Insurance Billing, Emergency Dental Care, and a Family-Oriented Environment for all of your family’s dental needs!