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Children dental care

The Canadian Academy for Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child be seen by a dentist as early as his first birthday. During this first visit, parents will be given tips on good eating habits and advised on oral hygiene.

After that, an exam every 6 months will allow the dentist to detect any small problem that might develop. Scaling, prophylaxis (cleaning) and the application of fluoride are suggested when a child turns 3 in order to prevent cavities and gingivitis.

The dentist and the dental hygienist will take advantage of these visits to establish a relationship of trust with your child. They will examine his teeth and review with you and your child the techniques of brushing and the use of the dental floss.

As of the age of 6, the dentist and the hygienist will recommend the application of a sealant on your child’s permanent teeth to protect them against dental caries (or tooth decay). 
As of the age of 8, an orthodontic evaluation is highly recommended to ensure a healthy development of teeth and bones.

N.B. Nearly 50% of the general population fears dentists to a certain degree. It is important to avoid transmitting such fear to children. Information and a positive outlook will reassure a child and make a difference in the end. As a parent, your cooperation is important before, during and after your child’s visit at the dentist.

Ask for our information brochures if you wish to learn more about dental care for children.


Sealants are used as a preventive measure to avoid the formation of caries (decay) in the fissures of permanent teeth. A protecting sealant is applied on the permanent molars to fill the fissures in which scraps of food are often caught. This treatment does not require local anesthesia.