Dental Care for Children

Children’s Dentistry (Pediatric Dentistry)
Dr. Judy Horvath works with many children and enjoys it very much. She knows the importance of
starting to teach good dental care habits beginning at an early age. Her approach is very friendly, putting children at ease and comfortable.
Pediatric Dentistry Dental Care


To make children comfortable with their dental check up she works very closely with the parents, creating confidence with her young patient. 

During the dental visit she introduces the children:
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  • to the main instruments around the dental chair
  • invites them to climb into the dental chair and asks them to open their mouths so she can count
    their teeth so that they both know how many there are
  • if the child is shy or unwilling to climb into the chair, she asks the mom to sit in the chair and
    the child  to sit on the mother’s lap. She will then first count the mother’s teeth as an example
    creating confidence in order to be able to count the child's teeth
  • the child is shown how to brush teeth on a model, then the child is also encouraged to practice
    on the model, at the same time the mother is also shown how to brush child's teeth 
After each visit, children get to pick a free toy of their choice.  They are shown the choices before they
are taken to the dental chair. They also receive a child-friendly looking toothbrush (Pokemon /Cinderella) and a children's toothpaste.

Remember: It is very important that children learn dental care (dental hygiene) at an early age and that they not be afraid of their dentist.

importance of good dental oral habits

During the visit to the dental office Dr. Judy Horvath checks for deep pits, fissures, cavities and other abnormalities such as missing teeth that should be there. 

The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of an infant’s mouth
 within 6 months of the appearance of their first tooth or by one year of age.
 Click here to see Canadian Dental Association's recommendation 

Children need to have regular check-ups for many reasons. One is a cavity check. It is also important
to monitor their teeth when they start losing their baby teeth (deciduous teeth) starting at the age of
4-5 all the way to the age of 13-14. Sometimes complications can arise such as the front adult teeth
grow in behind their baby teeth so there are 2 rows of teeth. The adult teeth may grow in crooked. It
is always cheaper and easier to rectify problems at an early age, rather than in adulthood. 

In some cases if a child loses a baby tooth or two because of cavities, a retainer called  a "space maintainer" is required.  This will ensure that the necessary space will be kept for the adult teeth in
such a way, that the neighboring teeth will not bend inward nor twist,  so that adult teeth will erupt properly. 

Other children may have their adult teeth erupt at a faster rate than their palate and/or jaw bone is expanding in their development.  Thus the adult teeth will be crowded and out of place.  These children need a retainer called a palatal expander or a mandibular (jaw bone) expander to make room for the adult teeth to erupt properly. If this done, expensive braces may not be necessary.

If the above mentioned precautions are not taken, braces are in order. The sooner the alignment (straightening) treatment is started, usually after all the adult teeth have erupted, the sooner the young person will have straight teeth and the less it will cost.

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