Children’s Dentistry2023-09-12T09:11:02-06:00

Children’s Dentistry in Airdrie

We strive to create an environment where children can feel at ease. Our clinic prioritizes your child’s comfort while providing quality oral care. At Yankee Valley, we are your trusted children’s dentist.

Proud Member of Both the Canadian and Alberta Dental Association

Make Your Kid’s Dentist Visit Cheerful with Children’s Dentistry in Airdrie

A child’s first dentist experiences can shape their view of the dentist for years to come, so it’s critical their first visit is as positive as possible. At Yankee Valley Dental in Airdrie, we are your local children’s dentist, catering to kids by creating an enthusiastic and cheerful first experience for your little ones! We will do free first-time check-ups for all kids three and under!

Dr. Parsa has a young child of her own and a number of nieces and nephews, so she understands firsthand the challenges kids and parents can have when visiting the children’s dentist. She engages kids at their level and pace and never pushes them to do anything they don’t want to. Dr. Parsa had a negative dental experience herself as a child, and her hope is that no patient leaving her office is afraid of the dentist. A kid’s area in the reception and televisions in each room are some of the little things Yankee Valley Dental has to make children’s dental visits more fun.

We care about your kids no matter what their age and work with your teens to make sure their experiences continue to be positive.

Anyone with kids knows that accidents happen, and Dr. Parsa is available for emergency care for teeth trauma. Children’s dental trauma can be frightening for both kids and parents, and our caring and compassionate staff will do our best to make you comfortable and address the problem as quickly as possible.

Focused on Your Child’s Developmental Changes

Our approach changes as your child grows. We know that teens have different issues and concerns than kids and adults (such as bad breath or being self-conscious about braces). They also have different habits (think pop/sports drinks/junk food binging) and different expectations about being involved in their dental decisions.

At Yankee Valley Dental in Airdrie, we are committed to making your child’s experiences positive from baby to teen. Book your children’s dentist appointment today, you won’t be disappointed!

Frequently Asked Questions

When do adult teeth start to come in?2023-09-06T13:36:49-06:00

Your child’s first adult teeth will come in by the age of six or seven years. These molars slowly begin appearing behind the baby teeth in the back of the mouth. Moreover, this is the time when your kid’s baby teeth will begin falling out.

Your child will likely have all of his or her adult teeth by age 12. The most common problems we see in children are cavities and gum disease. The occurrence and severity of either can be significantly minimized with a consistent brushing and flossing regime.

What’s the best way to prepare my kid for their first dental checkup?2023-09-06T13:37:56-06:00

You can help prepare your child by talking to them about what to expect, using positive language, and reading children’s books or showing videos that explain what a dentist does in a kid-friendly way.

What will happen during my child’s first dentist appointment?2023-09-06T13:38:19-06:00

A dental check-up for a child typically involves a thorough examination of their teeth and gums, a gentle cleaning, and a discussion about oral hygiene practices.

What do dental sealants do, and why would my child require them?2023-09-06T13:38:41-06:00

Dental sealants are slender protective coverings overlaying the chewing surfaces of rear teeth to avoid cavities. They’re often recommended for children to help protect their teeth from decay.

How many times should my child visit the dentist each year?2023-09-06T13:37:34-06:00

Children should generally have dental check-ups every six months. However, your dentist might recommend more frequent visits if your child has specific dental issues.

How do I take care of baby teeth?2023-09-06T13:35:53-06:00

While baby teeth will fall out at some point, they play a major role in helping your little one bite, eat, and speak. They also eventually guide permanent teeth into place. Taking care of baby teeth is also important because studies show that children who develop cavities in their baby teeth are more likely to develop cavities as an adult.

How do I know if my child has a cavity?2023-09-06T13:37:08-06:00

This is one of the most obvious signs that your child is suffering from cavities. All you need to do is ask your child to open his/her mouth and then check their teeth. Sometimes, instead of holes, there may be cracks or chips.

At what age should my child visit the dentist?2023-09-06T13:36:26-06:00

The Canadian Dental Association suggests children come in for their first dentist appointment either at 12 months old or six months after the growth of their first tooth. We do free checkups for all kids three and under until they are comfortable enough to have their teeth polished. However, a good rule of thumb is to bring your child in for a dental checkup every six months.

The goal of the first few visits is to make kids comfortable and create positive experiences. Friendly and enthusiastic, Dr. Parsa engages your children. The first visits are kept simple, exposing your child to the dentist’s office and getting them comfortable in the dentist’s chair. Depending on their openness to the experience, Dr. Parsa might count your child’s teeth or place a device in their mouth. Excitement and positive reinforcement are essential to every visit!

What You Need to Know

Did You Know?

When kids are playing physical sports like hockey or basketball, mouth guards can save teeth! The mouth guards which are made in office are much tougher than what can be found over the counter in stores. Having said that, whether a mouth guard is suitable depends on the age of the patient and whether all their permanent teeth are in place. Until then, there is so much change in the mouth that over the counter mouth guards may be more appropriate.

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