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Common Questions Parents Ask

Common questions parents ask

During a child’s dental appointment, there are often a lot of questions. We want you to know that we are here to take care of your child’s dental health. So, if you have any questions, we are happy to answer them. In the meantime, we have some answers to common dental questions parents ask.

My child is scared. Can I go in with him/her?
If a parent has dental anxiety, it is common for the child to learn this behaviour without the parent even knowing it. Children are typically fine in the dental chair when parents are in the waiting room. Without the parent watching, our dental team can develop a positive, friendly relationship with your child.

How can my child have plaque? He/She brushes at least twice a day.
Children need close supervision when they are brushing and flossing their teeth.  A parent should always monitor the final results. Even if your child protests, you may need to help out. Look out for red, puffy, bleeding gums – this is a sign that your child is not brushing properly.  If necessary, our dental team can help show your child the proper brushing and flossing technique.

My child’s classmates lost their teeth, why hasn’t mine lost his/her teeth? Do they need to be taken out?
Children’s teeth develop at their own pace.  As long as the x-rays show that the adult teeth are developing in the right position, there is nothing to worry about. Children with smaller jaws may wait longer for their adult teeth to come in.

If baby teeth fall out soon, why should we fix them?
Baby teeth are very important. They help the child chew, swallow, and talk. They also help the development of the jaw bone and hold the place for the adult teeth.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s oral health, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us at (514) 364-3366 or click here to visit our website. Also be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affect your dental health and wellness.

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