Children's Dentistry

Embrace Dental Care offers dentistry for children with the goal of helping our young patients feel safe and comfortable. Our staff works together to maintain a warm and welcoming environment for you and your child.

We love working with children and strive to ease any dental anxieties with patience and empathy. We understand that some children feel apprehensive during dental appointments, so we do our best to make every visit fun and pleasant.

We call your child’s first appointment a happy visit as it’s all about building a positive impression. You and your child meet our team and take a tour of our office. Your child is also introduced to tools and practices at the clinic.

Dentistry for Children in Calgary

Children’s dentistry services include oral health exams, routine check-ups, fillings, and orthodontic assessments. We are your partners in helping children establish dental care habits that will benefit them throughout life.

We educate both you and your kids about children's dentistry in a way that’s easy for the little ones to understand. We evaluate the growth and development of your child’s teeth and monitor for potential issues. We also provide advice on at-home dental care.

When needed, we can refer you to a dental specialist for your child’s treatment.

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

child in chair receiving dental care with parent by side

The Canadian Dental Association recommends your child’s first visit be by their first birthday or 6 months after their first tooth erupts.

We can identify and prevent potential dental issues at the early stage through regular check-ups.

Your dentist can also confirm if you’re using the best method for cleaning your child’s teeth.

What happens at the first visit depends on your child’s response. It can consist of a quick look at their mouth to count their teeth, a ride on the dental chair, or a relaxed chat with the dentist.

Our mission is to keep children excited about their next dental visit.

The Importance of Primary (Baby) Teeth

Baby teeth need proper care and attention because they are holding the space for adult teeth.

Even though they’re destined to fall out, they still affect your child’s oral health. The child will experience pain if a primary tooth gets broken, decayed, or infected. Untreated cavities can lead to severe decay requiring day surgery and absence from school.

When your child loses their baby tooth, the surrounding teeth can move into the space. This can prevent the proper eruption of the permanent tooth.

Future Visits (or As Your Child Grows)

If your child has permanent molars, your dentist will assess whether or not they need a sealant.

A sealant is used to protect the chewing surface from cavities. It’s a plastic coating that keeps food from collecting in the grooves of the molars.

Your dentist will also monitor for teeth misalignment and bite issues. If anything needs to be addressed, orthodontic treatment will be recommended.

Encouraging Fun Dental Visits

Think of your child’s first visit as a milestone and each one of your dental visits together as an opportunity to bond. Not only will you and your child get to know each other better, but you’ll also be able to establish a relationship with your child’s dentist. Let’s encourage fun at every dental visit. Contact our dental team today at for your child’s oral health needs. You and your kids are always welcome at Embrace Dental Care.