We are proud to provide children’s dentistry
Providing children’s dentistry means having a good understanding of what our little patients need to stay happy and healthy. At Dr. Vidya’s modern facility, we encourage children to learn about the importance of good dental health. When kids have this knowledge, we find they are more likely to be active participants in their daily brushing and flossing.
Your Toronto family dentist provides engaging dental education that will hopefully help make your job as a parent easier – and avoid bedtime battles over brushing and flossing. Your children will understand what they need to do in order to keep their teeth and gums healthy, and will learn that brushing and flossing are important responsibilities.
Want to help your child develop a healthy relationship with dental care? Here are a few suggestions from your family dentist Dr. Vidya Varathan:
Discussion: Talk to your child about brushing and flossing, and why it helps to keep their teeth strong and healthy. Explain how there is sugar in the foods they eat and drink, and that sugar can stick to your teeth if it isn’t brushed away.
Demonstration: Show your child proper technique by brushing and flossing in front of them, and help them until they learn to do it all by themselves. We often recommend letting your child brush their own teeth first, and then doing a “touch-up” job yourself afterwards to ensure they are brushed well.
Attitude: Even if coming to the dentist isn’t your favourite activity, keep all conversations about your family dentist light and positive around your child. They need to see that going to the dentist is no big deal. Never use phrases like, “It’s not scary,” or “There’s nothing to be afraid of,” because that puts the idea in their head that it might be scary or frightening.
Education: We are committed to being your source for children’s dentistry, so we go the extra mile to ensure our little patients are entertained as well as educated. Our Kids Zone section educates kids about the basics of dental hygiene, in a fun and interactive way -- with videos, games and colouring pages.
Contact Dr. Vidya Varathan & Associates today to discuss more ways to get your child involved in their oral hygiene, or to schedule an appointment for them.