When children visit a dental office for the first time, it is a milestone we are excited to celebrate as it is the first step in what we hope is a lifetime of healthy smiles and good habits! The health and comfort of baby teeth
impact eating habits, the shape of their face and smile, and how adult teeth develop. Having a healthy smile will also affect a child’s confidence during their fundamental years well into adulthood.
At your child’s first appointment we will:
The main purpose of your child’s first visit is to relax, have some fun, and start building a positive relationship with their dental team. We speak in a kid-friendly language to describe what we’re doing and will work with your child to keep them as comfortable as possible.
Show and tell
We love getting to know our new patients! We will go for a ride in the chair, explain what we do, and show your child the special tools we use to keep their smiles clean and healthy. Nothing scary here!
We will gently examine your child’s gums, tongue, teeth and overall health. Our examination will identify any early problem areas so we can provide you with personalized care.
We will demonstrate to you and your child how they can brush and clean their teeth at home, and how grown-ups can help too! We would love to answer any questions you or your child have about dental health.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Children should, on average, be booking a cleaning every 6-months to ensure their smile is being kept healthy and happy.
Your mouth isn’t just your teeth. It’s a whole system including teeth, tongue, gums, joints, bone and more. When one aspect of your oral health suffers, your whole mouth suffers. Swollen, itchy, sore or bleeding gums can be an early indicator of much more serious problems.
A cavity is a hole in your tooth that gets bigger with time. This
decay is caused by bacteria and dental plaque and made worse by sugary or
acidic foods and drinks.
After decay is removed from a tooth, a filling is placed to restore function and seal the tooth off. This makes it harder for new decay to start and easier to floss and brush around!
Baby teeth only fall out if there is an adult tooth behind it. Unless it is very loose and ready to fall out soon, a baby tooth with a cavity should be treated as soon as possible to avoid possible pain, swelling, infection, and damage to nearby developing adult teeth.
What Our Patients are Saying
Indira Boodhan Bastias
Dr. Chin and team were amazing when interacting with my 10 year old daughter. She is terrified of having any dental work done, and after her first visit here she was calm and relaxed. She has asked me to make this her regular dental care office. Dr. Chin was great with her. She showed my daughter what tools she was going to use and the procedure. It was very comforting to see. I'll be booking future cleanings for all my kids here. Thanks for being so welcoming.
My experience with Bloor West Dental Group, and in particular, Dr. Chin was excellent. She takes the time to explain things thoroughly and she does a phenomenal job. My daughter who is 6 loves visiting the dentist and Dr. Chin is a big reason why!
For over 30 years we have enjoyed the polite and cheery good attitudes of all of the dentists and staff at Bloor West Dental Group. On my visit today I was marvelling at the advances in technology in dentistry and Bloor West have kept up with and use that technology to our (the patient) advantage. Thanks for the fabulous dental service.
p.s. - I love the text/email reminders!