North Edmonton Family Dentist

North Edmonton Family Dentist

Family Dentistry
Family Dentistry

We teach children the importance of brushing and flossing

Aponia Dental, your North Edmonton family dentist, encourages even our littlest patients to learn about the importance of good dental health. When kids have this knowledge, we find they are more likely to be active participants in their daily brushing and flossing.

We understand that children may be nervous about their first dental visit, but we know just how to make them relax and feel comfortable. Our friendly team is ready to meet your little one, and set them down a lifelong path of healthy oral hygiene.

Aponia Dental, your North Edmonton family dentist, encourages even our littlest patients to learn about the importance of good dental health. When kids have this knowledge, we find they are more likely to be active participants in their daily brushing and flossing.

The dental education we provide will hopefully help make your job as a parent easier – and avoid bedtime battles over brushing and flossing. Your children will understand what they need to do in order to keep their teeth and gums healthy, and will learn that brushing and flossing are important responsibilities.

We usually recommend bringing your child to Aponia Dental in North Edmonton for their first appointment when they are three years old. It will give us a chance to examine their teeth and gums, and likely we will not do X-rays or a hygiene treatment at that point.

Here are some ways you can help your child develop a healthy relationship with dental care:

Discussion

Talk to your child about brushing and flossing, and why it helps to keep their teeth strong and healthy. Explain how there is sugar in the foods they eat and drink, and that sugar can stick to your teeth if it isn’t brushed away.

Demonstration

Show your child proper technique by brushing and flossing in front of them, and help them until they learn to do it all by themselves. We often recommend letting your child brush their own teeth first, and then doing a “touch-up” job yourself afterwards to ensure they are brushed well.

Attitude

Even if coming to the dentist isn’t your favourite activity, keep all conversations about the dentist light and positive around your child. They need to see that going to the dentist is no big deal. Never use phrases like, “It’s not scary,” or “There’s nothing to be afraid of,” because that puts the idea in their head that it might be scary or frightening.

Accompanying you

It is often a good idea for you to bring your children with you for your dental appointments – even if they’re too young for their own appointment. This will familiarize your child with our staff and make them comfortable with our dental office.

Education

Our Kids Zone section educates kids about the basics of dental hygiene, in a fun and interactive way. The Kids Zone includes videos, games and colouring pages that are exciting and interactive.

If you need more information about a Family Dentistry in Edmonton, contact us today.

Now for some fun and games:

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Coloring pages - just download and print:

Ricky Brushes his Teeth coloring page 1 Ricky Brushes his Teeth coloring page 1 Ricky Brushes his Teeth coloring page 2 Ricky Brushes his Teeth coloring page 2 Ricky Brushes his Teeth coloring page 3 Ricky Brushes his Teeth coloring page 3 Sugar Mountain coloring page Sugar Mountain coloring page