Regular dental care is just as important for kids as it is for adults. At iDental, our services can be tailored to meet the oral health needs of children in Okotoks, to keep their smiles healthy and happy.
Caring for Young Smiles in Okotoks
At iDental, we're committed to helping young patients maintain good oral health today and into adulthood. Our fun, relaxed team and office environment will be sure to make your children feel comfortable during their appointments.
We will go at your child's pace, take breaks if they get overwhelmed, and explain each step of the process. Our waiting room also includes a space dedicated to our young patients which includes a PS4 and an area for them to colour or draw while they wait.
Your Child's First Visit
Infants should be seen by a dentist after the first tooth erupts or by the child's first birthday. By this time, the baby's first teeth, or primary teeth, are coming in and it is a critical time to spot any problems before they become big concerns.
Preventive Care for Kids
Visiting the dentist for regular hygiene cleanings and exams when your child is young will help preserve the primary teeth until they are ready to fall out and be replaced by the permanent teeth.
During each appointment, your dentist or hygienist will review proper oral hygiene techniques with your child to ensure that their smile is getting the proper care at home.
Restorative Care for Kids
If your child is at risk of decay, develops a cavity, or is experiencing misalignment issues, your dentist may also recommend restorative treatments such as dental fillings and mouth guards.
Our dentist also performs frenectomies for babies and children when the frenum in the mouth is restricting oral function, commonly referred to as tongue-tied or lip-tied.