We are happy to provide excellent dental care to patients of all ages and invite you to learn more about our Children’s Dentistry practice in Notting Hill!
Dental care begins very early. Dr. Fahami and our friendly team begin seeing children at about the age of three. Before this time, however, we invite parents to bring their children along when they visit us. This allows the young patient to become familiar with our practice and our staff, making the entry into paediatric dental care a smoother transition.
In our child-friendly practice in Notting Hill, we believe in taking things slowly. Young children can be easily frightened by the dental practice, with all of its unfamiliar sights and sounds. We do not want to overwhelm the child; early dental treatments are crucial to their developing attitude towards professional care. We focus on fostering trusting relationships with children who visit us so that they can actually look forward to seeing the dentist!
Ideally, early childhood visits will focus on prevention through routine care such as cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants. Fluoride allows us to protect growing teeth from the development of decay. Application is quick and comfortable. We simply “paint” the fortifying substance onto enamel and let it work to remineralize teeth. Sealant is a resin-type material coloured to match enamel. This is applied to the chewing surface of back teeth, preventing the accumulation of debris, saliva, and plaque in deep grooves. Both sealants and fluoride treatment are excellent preventative treatments for children.
Routine care for children involves gentle assessment of individual teeth through x-rays, intraoral scanner imaging, and physical examination. Our staff is experienced in treating children of all ages and consistently seeks to improve peace of mind with friendliness and a nurturing attitude. While we routinely check for cavities, we also monitor the growth of developing teeth, at some point assessing each child for orthodontic health. As necessary, we will recommend treatments to facilitate the proper growth of teeth or the correction of misalignment. Research demonstrates that early intervention for orthodontic problems leads to a decreased length of time in braces.
We know from numerous studies that positive dental experiences early in life set the tone for a lifetime of good oral care. For friendly, gentle children’s dentistry in Notting Hill, contact us.