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Emergency Dentists for Kids

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We’re Your Emergency Dentist for Kids in Vancouver

We know that parents have a lot of questions about when it’s appropriate to take their kids to the dentist for more than just a regular checkup. Nobody wants to waste time and money, and yet there are occasions when an emergency visit to a kids’ dentist in Vancouver is not only a good idea, it’s necessary.

1. Accidents

One of the main concerns parents have is whether they should take their child to see a dentist or doctor if they’ve had an accident involving the mouth and teeth. That can seem like an especially dramatic choice if there’s a lot of blood and swelling in the mouth. If the accident involved a severe knock to the head and there’s a chance of concussion, your child should be seen by a medical professional immediately. But if the problem is that a tooth has been chipped, cracked or knocked loose, or if the jawbone above the gum line has received a hard knock, contact us right away for an emergency visit.

2. Toothaches

Another fairly common dental emergency we see at our kids’ dentist offices here in Vancouver is toothache. It can be particularly stressful for everybody involved when piercing pain wakes up the child and doesn’t let them fall back to sleep—a recipe for a very long night indeed. Whether it’s because of a dental carie (tooth decay) or a cracked or fractured tooth, it’s considered a dental emergency and your child should be brought in to the clinic as soon as possible.

3. Questions about tooth and jaw development

On top of the labour of love of getting their kids to brush and floss twice a day, there are also developmental concerns that bring parents to our offices. You may be wondering if your child is experiencing discomfort because of how their adult teeth are growing in, or you might be worried that they still haven’t lost their first tooth by the usual age. While these questions aren’t exactly of an urgent nature, they’re still really important and ought to be taken seriously. A dentist will be able to assess the situation and make recommendations for treatment if any are required.

Doing your best

No one ever said that raising kids is easy, but keep in mind that it’s almost impossible to prevent occasional injuries to your kids’ teeth from sports or day-to-day play. For those times when your kids need to see an Vancouver dentist immediately, we offer extended hours and a large staff that’s able to accommodate every schedule.

The Dentists At Northgate are always accepting new patients at our Vancouver dental clinic. Call us if you have a dental emergency or to book an appointment for a checkup. We are also available for last-minute appointments. We believe there’s no reason for children to fear the dentist, and it’s our goal to help them in the safest and most pain-free way possible.

Helping Your Child’s Oral Health

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Helping Your Child’s Oral Health

It can be difficult to get kids to do anything, let alone maintaining healthy oral hygiene. As parents, we worry about our children’s development. We wonder: is that tooth growing in properly? Are they brushing their teeth enough? Are they losing their teeth at the proper time? Am I doing enough to make sure they don’t get cavities? Are they eating the right foods?

The list goes on and on. When it comes to our children’s oral hygiene, however, nothing is scarier than a dental emergency. It can be difficult enough to avoid adult emergencies. Making sure that our kids still get to be kids, without risking their health can sometimes feel impossible.

Children’s Dental Care

When it comes to day-to-day care, there are a number of steps that we at the City Square Dental Center personally recommend to ensure your kids’ teeth are as healthy as possible:

Brush and floss with your children twice a day

Limit snacks, drink water, and prepare healthy foods rich in vitamins and nutrients
Use fluoride-based toothpaste, and visit the dentist for check-ups regularly

These are all common procedures, because maintaining healthy teeth doesn’t need to be a difficult chore. All it takes to maintain healthy teeth are small amounts of daily care.

Children at the City Square Dental Center

No one ever said that raising children is easy, and as a parent, there’s no doubt that you worry about everything to do with your kids. It’s almost impossible to prevent occasional injuries from sports or day-to-day play.

We know how difficult it is to guarantee that our children won’t hurt themselves while out and about, but maintaining proper oral hygiene at home is the first step in ensuring long-term oral health.

For those times when your children need to see a dentist immediately, we offer extended hours and a large staff that’s able to accommodate every schedule. We’re even open until 8 p.m., and on Saturdays, so you don’t have to worry about not having time to visit our clinic in Vancouver, Alberta. We’re also available for those last-minute appointments.

There’s no reason for children to fear the dentist, and it’s our goal to help your children in the safest and most pain-free way possible.

To book an appointment for a check-up or a dental emergency, visit our Vancouver, Alberta clinic at 1026 Northgate Centre, 9499 – 137 avenue, or call us at 780-478-5457. For more information, email us at info@dentistnorthgate.com.

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