If you have children that need dental work performed, or are having their very first check-up, then look no further than Sana Dentistry.
We provide children’s dentistry and thrive to be the Mississauga’s number one choice when it comes to treating children with dental issues, no matter how big or small.
If your child requires dental treatment, you need a dentist that knows how to interact with children, making sure they are comfortable while they are in the dentist’s chair.
This is where our highly trained professional dentists are here to help.
At Sana Dentistry, we take a caring and compassionate approach towards young children in order to get the job done properly with the right results.
This will ensure that your child has a pleasant experience and actually looks forward to coming back to the dentist for regular check-ups in the future.
Taking your child to the dentist is important for keeping their teeth healthy as well as promoting excellent oral hygiene habits.
However, from your child’s point of view, it can be quite a daunting experience.
This is because they are in an unfamiliar environment with unfamiliar people and with scary looking machines and equipment.
To make your child comfortable at our dental clinic, there are a few things we recommend that you should do to prepare them in advance.
Fear of the unknown can almost be crippling, especially for a child. When you call our clinic to schedule a visit, request for a rundown of the appointment so that you can relay that to your child.
The more information your child has, the more empowered they will feel and this will help to calm any potential anxiety.
Another thing to note is that dental technology has improved enormously since we were all children. This makes modern dental procedures a lot more pleasant and a lot less harrowing than in years gone by.
It can be tempting to tell fibs to your child about things such as how cavities are treated in order to put their mind at ease. This does not help.
Honesty is the best option however, it’s imperative that you use words that won't cause any anxiety or create a negative impression.
Answer your child’s questions truthfully and offer positive experiences you have had at the dentist to put his/her mind at ease.
Children should know the importance of dentists with regards to their future oral health.
Explain to your child that dentists have to take good care of children's teeth so that their teeth will last a lifetime and that visits to the dentists are an important part of this process.
It can be tempting to promise your child a special treat if they behave at the dentist. However, this is really not the right approach for the long term.
This may seem harmless but it sends mixed messages. After all, the dentist will emphasise to your child that they should avoid sweets if they want to have clean, healthy teeth.
Being present physically during your child’s appointment goes a long way in helping them to feel safe and confident.
For many children, separation from their parent/s is what causes further anxiety of the dentist, particularly if this is their first visit.
Dental Cleaning - Routine dental cleaning is at the heart of great dental hygiene for your child.
Our team of professional dental Hygienists will perform thorough dental cleaning for your child.
We use only top quality instruments and equipment to remove deposits such as tartar, plaque and stains from teeth.
Dental Fillings - Fillings are tooth restorations used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage.
Fillings are usually recommended if your child’s tooth or teeth have been damaged by tooth decay or in the case of minor chipping or fracturing.
Dental Sealants - These are used to protect the pitted and grooved surfaces of teeth from bacteria and damage caused by acidic substances.
These are quite effective when placed on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where most cavities in children are typically found.
Tooth Extractions - This refers to the removal of a tooth from its socket.
Tooth extractions are performed for various reasons but the most common one is to remove teeth that can no longer be restored due to decay, dental trauma, or periodontal disease.
Dental X-Rays - These are used to detect much more than cavities.
They can be taken to evaluate the results of an injury, to survey erupting teeth, or to plan orthodontic treatment.
Dental X-Rays help our dentists to diagnose and treat conditions that cannot be detected during clinical examinations.
Helping Children Develop Good Oral Hygiene - Education is always our top priority. We want to ensure that your child understands why it is important to practice daily oral hygiene.
Our highly trained staff will provide expert tips on taking care of your child’s teeth at home.
This advice usually includes the proper way for your child to brush and floss their teeth, as well as additional information based on the condition of your child’ teeth.
Another topic we usually address is your child’s eating habits and what you can do to protect your child’s teeth and gums by avoiding certain foods.