From the very first months of life, your child’s dental hygiene is crucial. Our Carrefour Dentaire Dentavie pediatric dentist in Montreal will help you establish good habits from the time your first teeth erupt, at around six months, until the age of three.
Your child’s first visit to the dentist is an important milestone. The Association des pédiatres et pédodontiste du Québec recommends this consultation from the age of one or when the first tooth appears. It’s the perfect opportunity to start instilling good dental hygiene habits. However, the majority of children are examined around the age of 2 and over, once they have acquired most of their baby teeth.
Children under 10 in Quebec are eligible for free dental care covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ). Coverage includes annual and emergency check-ups, x-rays, anesthesia, fillings, crowns, extractions and certain oral surgery treatments. However, RAMQ does not cover cleaning, scaling, fluoride application, pit and fissure sealing, or orthodontics.
The first visit to the pediatric dentist is a crucial step in your child’s life. Not only does it allow us to check your child’s dental health, it also familiarizes them with the clinic environment. Here’s what will be done during this first consultation:
Check development, detect abnormalities and correct bad oral habits.
Allow your child to get used to the environment of our pediatric dental clinic.
The hygienist will polish the teeth to remove plaque and apply a fluoride gel to strengthen and protect the enamel.
Having a dental exam will enable us to detect cavities invisible to the naked eye, which are essential to repair in order to maintain the integrity of primary teeth.
Don’t forget that RAMQ covers all restorative expenses for children up to and including age 9. This coverage is an added benefit to ensure your child’s dental health during their first visit and beyond.
“Brush your child’s teeth twice a day and see a pediatric dentist at Dentavie regularly for a healthy, radiant smile.”
The growth and protection of your child’s teeth are at the heart of our mission at Carrefour Dentaire Dentavie. Our Montreal pediatric dentist implements preventive measures and provides ongoing follow-up to maintain your child’s dental health. Here are the key services we offer: