A good children’s dentist in Regina can be hard to find. The fact of the matter is that it takes an extra level of care and attention to practice as a children’s dentist. At Rosemont Dental, our entire staff is patient and experienced with dentistry for ages 5 years and up. We strive to provide the best dental care for all ages! Please feel free to check out some of the information below concerning common questions about children’s dentistry.
Children's First Dental Visit
Our dentists begin seeing patients at age 5 years and up. The initial dental visit is intended to give the parent information on growth and development, prevention tips for tooth decay and become comfortable with our doctors and staff. Building trust early on will help keep your child at ease for future dental visits.
Effects Of Pacifiers And Thumb Sucking
Pacifiers are okay to use up until about the age of two to four. We typically discourage the use of pacifiers after this as they can hurt the development of your child’s teeth permanently.
Another habit strongly discouraged is thumb-sucking as this can lead to improper growth, alignment and changes in the roof of the mouth.
Fluoride & Dental Sealants
Fluoride is an important part of your children’s dental health as it helps prevent tooth decay and strengthens the enamel. Fluoride is found in small amounts in our water system, many types of toothpaste, and some of the foods we eat.
Dental sealants are a plastic coating that we apply to your child’s teeth to prevent decay. If your child is at high risk for decay or has particularly deep grooves in their teeth, we can apply dental sealants to keep food and bacteria from settling in those grooves where brushing and flossing cannot reach. Dental sealants are less expensive and less invasive than fillings. They can last for up to five years and can be replaced once they wear off.
Rosemont Dental is your trusted Regina dentist for Children’s Dentistry!
Teething & Primary Teeth
Teething can be very irritating to your child. Their gums will be sore and your natural instinct will be to want to eliminate this pain for them. Teething rings, cool wet cloths, back of a spoon and even rubbing your finger along their gums can help ease their pain.
Typically by the age of 3, each child has all 20 of their primary teeth. The condition and health of primary teeth are incredibly important. They allow for well-developed speech, maintain good nutrition and guide their permanent teeth into place. Permanent teeth begin to erupt around age 6 continues until around age 21. Adults have 28 permanent teeth and 32 when including “wisdom” teeth.
Fluoride & Dental Sealants For Children
Fluoride is important for teeth because it helps prevent tooth decay and strengthens the enamel. Fluoride is found in small amounts in our water, many types of toothpaste and some foods. If you have any questions pertaining to the amount you believe your child should consume please ask our dentist at Rosemont Dental in Regina.
Dental Sealants are a preventative measure against tooth decay. Many of times the sealants are placed on the back molars of permanent teeth and used to protect the chewing surfaces. Dental sealant application typically lasts for several years. It is important to remember that fluoride and dental sealants alone will not prevent tooth decay in your children. Brushing, flossing, making sure your children eat a well-balanced nutritious diet and routine dental visits are all essential in long lasting healthy smiles.
Rosemont Dental is your trusted Children’s Dentist Regina!
Meet Dr. Sungho Jun
Your teeth and fantastic smile are Dr. Jun’s top priorities! But his concern for each patient of Rosemont Dental does not stop there.
Experienced with all forms of dentistry, Dr. Jun is particularly interested in crowns, bridges, and dental surgery. Dr. Jun regularly attends continuing education seminars regarding a wide variety of interests. Dr. Jun is currently an active member of the Canadian Dental Association, the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, and the Regina and District Dental Society.
As a family-focused dentist with exemplary professional qualifications, Dr. Jun looks forward to offering the highest quality dental care to patients for many years to come.