It’s important to start early when it comes to your child’s dental care. At Dr. Richard Styka’s dental office in Toronto, we can help your child establish good oral hygiene habits that will follow them into adulthood.
When to Schedule Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment
Usually your child’s regular dental visits start after their third birthday. The first visit is short and mostly focuses on getting to know more about your child’s oral health. Usually a gentle exam of your child’s teeth and gums take place as well as an x-ray to see the progress of your child’s permanent teeth. We make sure your child is receiving enough fluoride at home and will offer advice on caring for your child’s teeth at home.
First Dentist Visit Tips
To get your child ready for their first dentist visit, Dr. Richard Styka and his staff offer this advice:
At Dr. Richard Styka’s dental office, we know that some children have a fear of needles and syringes. The Wand is an alternative to regular anaesthesia delivery. Pain is often felt when getting a shot for local anesthesia. This pain is usually caused by the anaesthesia being injected quickly into the tissue. The Wand, on the other hand, controls the flow rate of the injected anaesthesia, slowing it down and offering two to three times more comfort than a traditional syringe. With The Wand, children experience a much more positive dental appointment. In fact even removing the needle and replacing it with The Wand’s pen-like appearance can make the environment seem a lot less threatening to a child.
To learn more about The Wand and other child-related dental information, call the office of Dr. Richard Styka today.