It's time to pass on the torch!
Until now, you've been brushing and caring for your child's teeth. Tt's time to ensure that they've been paying attention. You should still supervise their brushings, but let them take charge of two of the daily brushings. It is a good idea if you perform or at least supervise one daily brushing particularly before bedtime until around the age of seven.
At around six years of age, you should add flossing into your child's oral hygiene regimen. Their fine motor skill should be at the necessary level and they should be able to pick up this new skill fairly quickly. It will likely still be your responsibility to ensure it is done properly until the age of eight or nine.
You've probably been told about sealants by the time they reach this age. A fissure sealant is a dental product we use to fill fissures (deep pits and grooves only in the back and hard to reach teeth). Sealants are a plastic coating that allows us to prevent tooth decay from occurring on your child's chewing surfaces. Ask our North York children's dentist to see if dental sealants is right for your child.
At our North York dental office, our fees are based on the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for General Practitioners for general dental services and the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for Specialists for specialty dental services.
If you have any questions about the costs of any of our dental services, please contact us so one of our staff members can clarify and guide you through the price determinations.
You can find our patient referral form here. We provide dental care for the whole family, including children's dentistry and emergency dental care.