Did you know that by your child’s first birthday, they are due for their first paediatric dentist appointment?
This allows us to identify small problems early, and see if the teeth cleaning routine you’re following at home is working for your child.
When your child’s first tooth erupts, it’s time for their first dental visit. At your first appointment, we’ll discuss how to protect your child’s dental health and help ensure they grow up cavity-free.
At Smileline, we understand that every child is different and will respond to our environment in their own unique (and adorable) way. Trust Dr. Rachale and Dr. Rebecca to adapt their examination and treatment techniques based on the behaviour methods your child responds to best.
In unique situations, your child may require oral conscious sedation to help them cope with the fear and anxiety of their appointment. Our conscious sedation technique does not put them to sleep, but simply helps ease their temperament to ensure a cooperative treatment that can be completed in a safer manner.
General anesthesia may be necessary to either complete a treatment or help your child best manage their level of anxiety regarding the treatment. There are a variety of medications available; we will consult with you on the recommended options for your child.
Whether your child’s tooth requires extraction due to extensive decay, trauma, and infection. Our extractions are typically quick and often completed at the same time as the issue is diagnosed.
At Smileline, we offer specialized care and accommodative measures beyond routine treatment, customized to the unique nature of the children we see. Our staff has specialized knowledge and training for a variety of children with special needs. Please call us at 905.427.3223 to arrange a personalized consultation in advance of your child’s first appointment.
Restorative procedures include children’s fillings, crowns and prostheses. Our goal is to make your child’s smile as healthy as possible, for today and tomorrow.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and mild gas that produces a calming effect in the body allowing for a more enjoyable experience. This treatment has been proven safe in paediatrics, and is quickly eliminated by the body before the dental treatment is over.
Certain oral issues, if left untreated, can lead to bigger problems later in time. Our interceptive orthodontic treatments always look at the big picture first – the overall oral health of your child.
It’s a fact of life. With kids, accidents are bound to happen. We’re here for your child (and you!) when the need for urgent dental care arises, as promptly as the need requires.
We all want what’s best for our children, especially when it comes to their health. Unlike general dentists, a paediatric dentist has received at least two additional years of training beyond dental school focused specifically on paediatric dentistry. Areas of study include how to treat developing teeth, child behaviour and psychology, how to make children feel comfortable in a potentially stressful environment and even how to treat children with special needs. Because a paediatric dentist works exclusively with kids, they will have incrementally more experience in dealing with the wide range of specialized medical and psychology/personality issues that arise when treating children.
Dr. Rebecca Cohen
Certified Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Rachale Cohen
Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Certified Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
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