Children's Dentistry

At Bayley Dental we love kids. Here are some tips to make a child's visits more pleasant for everyone.

Have your kid's first exam done before they have any pain.

  • Like the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend a child's first dental visit by the age of 1.
  • If a child sees us for the first time on an emergency basis, it may be more difficult to get the work done.

Don't over-emphasize the dental appointment to the child.

  • Don't say "it won't hurt" - maybe they didn't think it would!
  • Children shouldn't be told we won't be giving them a needle. If it turns out we need to, we will have to rebook the appointment. We don't want to appear dishonest to your children.

Consider leaving your child alone in the chair.

  • Kids are often a lot more brave than we think, and they are usually more brave when the parents are away.
  • If more than one authority figure is present (parent and staff), they may not respond well to us.
  • If a child doesn't respond to Dr. Bayley, Mom or Dad may be asked to leave.

Most of all, help your child develop good oral hygiene habits.

  • Parents should help their kids brush at least one of the two, two-minute brushings per day.
  • Use a non-fluoridated toothpaste until your child can spit and not swallow after use.
  • Once they spit use only a small amount of fluoride toothpaste (less than the size of a pea).
  • Introduce flossing before the teeth are in contact so it becomes routine.

Be sure to direct any questions to our team.

Bayley Dental, Auburn Centre, 570 University Avenue, East, Waterloo ON, N2K 4P2     office: 519 884 8594   •   fax: 519 884 8720   •   email: info@bayleydental.com