We love welcoming children to our dental clinic. Our entire staff is dedicated to making our youngest patients feel comfortable and welcome.
Early childhood dental appointments allow Dr Amir and our hygienist to ensure that your child is developing normally and help prevent common childhood dental conditions, such as decay.
Is your clinic a family practice?
We take great pride in being a family-friendly practice. We gladly accommodate each and every member of the family. We even encourage parents to bring along their little ones to their dental appointments so the children can get used to the practice and create the habit of going to the dentist regularly.
When Should My Child Have Their First Dental Appointment?
We recommend that your child have their first dental visit about six months after their first tooth appears. This is a great time for parents to discuss important topics such as home care, habits such as thumb sucking and nutritional support for healthy teeth.
Can We Minimise the Need for Braces for My Child?
Dr Amir takes a proactive approach to orthodontics and will evaluate your child around age six or seven to determine if early orthodontic treatment will benefit their development. These early orthodontic treatments often reduce their time in braces in the future and prevent the need for orthodontic-related tooth extractions.
Is It Normal for Children to Snore?
Regular snoring is not normal for children and may indicate a medical condition called obstructive sleep apnoea. A sleep evaluation can reveal the underlying cause of snoring and may prevent neurological and developmental problems.
Should I Be Worried if My Child Grinds Their Teeth?
Anytime a child or adult grinds their teeth regularly, it is best to seek advice from a qualified practitioner as it can indicate an underlying medical or dental condition that requires treatment. Call our office if you have questions.