At Southridge Dental, our pediatric dentistry services for children is about more than bright, healthy smiles. Our entire Surrey dental team at our Surrey, BC dentist office wants to make sure your child’s visit is rewarding and fun, so there’s no fear of “next time”. We are happy to see your child for their first dental checkup after they turn 2 years of age!
Our entire kids dentistry team takes the extra time to earn the trust of both you and your child, to make sure each trip to the dentist is a pleasant, calm experience.
We encourage you and your child to ask questions and are always happy to address any concerns you have as a parent. We offer empathetic oral health education and use simple explanations to answer your child’s questions and reassure them.
If your child is anxious, ask us about our safe sedation dentistry options that could make their appointment more relaxing.
Your Child's First Visit (Age 2+)
As a parent himself, Dr. Bhatha understands that you want the best for your child. It’s completely normal for a child to be unsure or nervous about their first dental visit, but at Southridge Dental, they don’t have to be!
Our practice is designed to make your child comfortable and excited to visit the dentist. Kids and teens love to relax and play video games on our X-Box while they wait for their appointment and your child can read a book or watch a movie on our DVD player to help them feel more at ease in our dentist office.
Your child's first dentist appointment with us will usually take between 30-60 minutes, depending on your child's age and oral history.
Pediatric Dental Checkups
The Canadian Dental Association advises that children be seen for a checkup every 6 months. These visits allow Dr. Bhatha and Dr. Dhaliwal to closely monitor new changes in your child’s mouth and ensure that you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child.
Our pediatric dental team may suggest additional dental checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities or if your child is showing signs of orthodontic problems.
If your child is anxious, has special needs, or just needs extra help staying calm and comfortable, Dr. Bhatha and Dr. Dhaliwal may recommend using laughing gas during their appointment.
Laughing gas is a completely safe way to help children receive the dental care they need without anxiety or fear. Once the dental treatment is over, the gas will be completely out of their system after just a few minutes. At Southridge Dental, our goal is to always care for your child’s health in the safest way possible.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Dental teeth-strengthening mineral treatments are safe and effective in decreasing the amount of cavities in children. Dr. Bhatha and Dr. Dhaliwal often recommend this treatment along with dental sealants to help protect your child’s teeth. This teeth-strengthening mineral acts as a shield for the tooth’s outer enamel and can actually reverse early dental decay in some children.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Treatment for cavities in children depends on how severe the decay is as well as each child’s age and risk of future cavities. At Southridge Dental, we typically treat small cavities in children with discreet, effective tooth-colored dental fillings.
Questions About Our Pediatric Dental Services?
At Southridge Dental, we offer comprehensive family dentistry services at our Surrey, BC dentist office to keep your smile healthy, confident and bright.