Pediatric Dentistry

Keeping Your Smile Bright & Clean

 Pediatric Dentistry at Preston Dental Centre in Little Italy

Welcome to Preston Dental, where we specialize in pediatric dentistry! As your go-to kids dentist in Ottawa, we’re all about making dental care fun and stress-free for your little ones. Let’s keep those young smiles bright and healthy together!

    Welcoming Young Smiles at Preston Dental Centre

    Here at Preston Dental Centre, we’re all about making kids’ dental visits fun and stress-free. We understand, going to the dentist can be a big deal for little ones. That’s why we’ve made our place super welcoming and friendly, just like a visit to a fun new playground, but for teeth!

    Our pediatric dentistry team isn’t just about checking and fixing teeth.  We’re on a bigger mission – to guide your little ones to develop healthy dental habits that’ll stick with them for life. At Preston Dental, we’re pros at looking after tiny teeth, gums, and everything in between, for every child from their first tooth to their teenage years.

    Need a general tooth checkup? Looking for some tips on keeping those pearly whites shining? Or maybe there’s a bigger problem that needs a look? No worries! Our top goal is to make sure both the kids and you, the parents, leave our office with big healthy smiles and zero worries.

    Pediatric Dentistry Education at Preston Dental Centre

    Oral Health Education for Children & Parents

    We’re big believers in the importance of teaching kids the ABCs of oral hygiene. Brushing, flossing, and overall mouth care – we make it fun and easy to understand.

    Nutrition Counseling for Children Dental Health

    You are what you eat, and that goes double for your teeth. We’ll chat with you and your kids about snacks and meals that not only taste great but also help keep those teeth strong and healthy. 

    Oral Habit Counseling

    Got a little thumb sucker or a pacifier fan at home? Or maybe a tiny teeth grinder? No worries! We’re here to chat about these common habits that kids pick up, and offer friendly and understanding guidance on how to gently move past these habits. It’s all about helping your child develop healthy habits for a great smile, without any added pressure or fuss.

    WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

    Pediatric Dental Treatments Offered at Preston Dental

    Initial Oral Examination

    Think of this as a dental meet-and-greet. We start with a thorough visual check-up of your child’s teeth, map out what’s happening in there, and chat about the best steps forward. It’s all about getting to know your child’s unique smile and planning for how to keep it healthy.

    Preventive Dental Care for Kids

    Here’s where we roll up our sleeves to keep those little chompers in tip-top shape to avoid worse problems. Regular cleanings? Check. Fluoride treatments to toughen up those teeth? Absolutely. Dental sealants to guard against decay? You bet. It’s all about stopping dental issues before they start.

    Management of Gum Diseases and Conditions

    Gums are the unsung heroes of oral health. We treat mild gingivitis and other gum-related issues gently but effectively, keeping the foundation of your child’s teeth strong and healthy.

    Pediatric Cavity Treatment

    Cavities, the age-old nemesis of a healthy smile. We tackle them with fillings and crowns designed just for kids. Our goal? Fix the problem and keep those smiles looking great.

    Care for Kids Dental Injuries

    Kids will play, and sometimes teeth take the hit. Whether it’s a chipped tooth or something more serious, we’re here to fix up those smile and get you little one back in the game.

    Mouthguards for Kids

    Ideally, we want to avoid dental injuries if we can. For our young athletes, custom-made mouthguards are key to prevention. They protect those precious teeth during sports and prevent the need for emergency dental procedures. 

    HAPPILY SERVING

    • Little Italy
    • Westboro
    • Hintonburg
    • Centretown
    • The Glebe
    • Chinatown

    Working Hours

    MONDAY08:00-17:00
    TUESDAY08:00-17:00
    WEDNESDAY08:00-17:00
    THURSDAY08:00-17:00
    FRIDAY08:00-14:30
    SATURDAYWE OFFER APPOINTMENTS
    SUNDAYCLOSED

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    Pediatric Dentistry FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When Should My Kids Get Their First Cleaning?

    We usually recommend waiting until your child is at least three years old before their first trip to the dentist, but it’s important to start forming healthy dental habits early to ensure good lifelong dental health.

    Contact us today to set up their first dental appointment!

    How can I prepare my child for their dental visit?

    When preparing your child for their first dental visit It’s really helpful to talk about the dentist in a positive light and explain what’s going to happen during the visit in a simple, comforting way. Sometimes, reading fun children’s books about going to the dentist or even having a role-play scenario where you do a pretend dental visit at home can help ease any worries. Remember to keep things positive and avoid using scary or negative words.

    When should my child start brushing their teeth, and how often should they brush?

    It is  recommended that children start brushing their teeth as soon as their first tooth pops up. You can start by using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a tiny dab of toothpaste. Brushing should happen at least twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime. It’s a good idea for parents to supervise until kids get the hang of it, which is usually around the age of 6 or 7.

    Are dental X-rays safe for children?

    Yes, dental X-rays are safe for kids when they’re needed. We take all the necessary precautions to keep your child safe. We use protective gear like lead aprons. X-rays are important because they can help us spot dental issues early, which can prevent bigger problems down the road.

    What can I do if my child is afraid of the dentist?

    It is completely normal for kids to feel nervous about going to the dentist. however , there are lots of things we can do to help ease their fears. We believe in positive reinforcement, using distractions like music or videos during the appointment. If needed, we can also use gentle sedation techniques like laughing gas or oral sedation under close supervision. The goal is to make every visit as comfortable and friendly as possible for your child.

    What should I do if my child has a dental emergency?

    If your child has a dental emergency like a knocked-out tooth or a bad toothache, it is important to first stay calm and second, to reach out to our office right away. If a tooth gets knocked out, try keeping it in milk until you can see us. For other emergencies call us and follow any specific instructions given by our dental team.  We will schedule you in fro treatment as soon as possible. 

    How can I help my child stop thumb sucking or using a pacifier?

    Stopping habits like thumb-sucking or pacifier use can be challenging. However, It is important for your child’s dental health. We recommend using positive reinforcement, praising them when they don’t suck their thumb or use the pacifier. You can also try offering alternative comfort methods.